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. February 26, 2015

    California Court of Appeal Holds That Employee’s Interactive Process Request Is Not Protected Activity For Retaliation Claim

    BY: Jorge Luna, Jonathan Judge,

    On January 21, 2015, the California Court of Appeal held that the City of Santa Monica (the “City”) did not fail to reasonably accommodate an employee, Tony Nealy, where Nealy was unable to perform the essential functions of the job and there were no alternate positions for which Nealy was qualified.  Nealy v. City of […] more

  2. January 9, 2015

    California Labor Commissioner Posts Template Sick Leave Poster and Labor Code Section 2810.5 Notice in Spanish and Vietnamese

    BY: Jonathan Judge

    The California Labor Commissioner has posted Spanish and Vietnamese template sick leave posters and updated Labor Code Section 2810.5 notices pursuant to the new sick leave law, the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Family Act of 2014. The posters are now available in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese. The updated 2810.5 notices are also available in English, Spanish, […] more

  3. November 25, 2014

    California Labor Commissioner Posts Template Sick Leave Poster and Labor Code Section 2810.5 Notice

    BY: Jonathan Judge

    The California Labor Commissioner has posted a template sick leave poster and an updated Labor Code Section 2810.5 notice pursuant to the new sick leave law, the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Family Act of 2014. See AALRR Alert –  Governor Signs Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014: Paid Sick Days To Be Provided To Nearly All […] more

  4. August 15, 2014

    San Francisco Restricts Use of Conviction Records in Employment Effective August 13, 2014

    BY: Robert Fried, Jonathan Judge

    The San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance (the “Ordinance”) took effect August 13, 2014.  The Ordinance limits use of criminal conviction information in hiring and employment in a trend informally referred to as “Ban the Box” legislation. The Ordinance (San Francisco Policy Code, Article 49 and Administrative Code, Article 12) (the “Ordinance”) mostly builds upon existing […] more

  5. May 15, 2014

    The Department of Labor Publishes New COBRA Model Notices

    BY: Jonathan Judge, Philip Azzara

    The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 – “COBRA” as commonly known – gives certain former employees, their spouses, and dependent children the right to temporary continuation of health coverage at the employer’s group rates. COBRA generally obligates employers with 20 or more employees to offer COBRA coverage when coverage is lost due to […] more