Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo attorneys are often asked to share their insights, opinions and ideas about the latest issues affecting our clients’ industries and organizations. Here, you will find updated content from the AALRR team about current developments and trends in labor and employment law.

  1. August 23, 2017

    California Labor Commissioner Publishes Notice Required For New Hires Concerning Domestic Violence Leave

    BY: Jonathan Judge, Maribel Hernandez

    Last year Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 2337, requiring employers to provide employees with a notice regarding the availability of domestic violence victim leave. The notice must be provided to new hires and other employees upon request.  The notice requirement took effect July 1, 2017, with the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (“DLSE” otherwise […] more

  2. August 1, 2017

    Employers Must Begin Using Updated I-9 Forms by September 18, 2017

    BY: Jonathan Judge, Maribel Hernandez

    Late last year, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) issued a final rule revising Form I-9 and the list of documents that are acceptable to verify identity and employment authorization.  Beginning September 18, 2017, all employers must use the revised I-9 Form dated “7/17/2017 N” for new hires or rehires.  The new Forms, […] more

  3. December 12, 2016

    City of Los Angeles Adopts Ban on Criminal History Questions to Applicants

    BY: Jonathan Judge, Kyle J. Waldie

    On December 7, 2016, the Los Angeles City Council approved the Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, colloquially known as the “Ban the Box” law.  The Ordinance will prohibit employers with 10 or more employees (including owners and managers) located in or doing business in the City, and City contractors, from asking applicants about their […] more

  4. November 22, 2016

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Issues New I-9

    BY: Jonathan Judge

    On November 14, 2016, the U.S. CIS published its new I-9 form.  Employers may immediately begin using the new form for new hire and reverifications, and must stop using the old form (version “03/08/13” in the lower left corner) by January 21, 2017. Employers must complete Form I-9 to document verification of the identity and […] more

  5. April 29, 2016

    Department of Labor Releases New Family Medical Leave Act Poster

    BY: Jonathan Judge

    On April 27, 2016, the federal Department of Labor (“DOL”) released an updated Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) poster. In general, the FMLA requires employers with 50 or more employees to provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave to employees to care for the employee’s serious health condition or a serious health condition of […] more