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. December 8, 2017

    Mandatory Transgender Rights Poster Is Now Available

    BY: Jonathan Judge, Allison Scott

    Beginning January 1, 2018, California employers are required to display the “Transgender Rights in the Workplace” poster created by the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (“DFEH”).  Employers must place the poster in a prominent and accessible location in the workplace. The DFEH published on its website the mandatory poster, which is available in English […] more

  2. November 16, 2017

    California Federal Jury Clears Dollar Tree in Wage Statement Class Action

    BY: Amber Healy, Benny Hinojos

    A California jury returned a verdict in favor of Dollar Tree Stores, Inc. last week, finding that the discount retailer’s practice of printing employee paystubs on cash register receipts did not violate California law requiring employers to provide accurate wage statements to employees.  Guillen v. Dollar Tree Stores Inc., case number 2:15-cv-03813, (U.S. District Court […] more

  3. November 9, 2017

    One-Sided Arbitration Agreement Held Invalid

    BY: Ronald W. Novotny, Jonathan Judge

    What kinds of provisions in arbitration agreements will cause the courts to invalidate them?  The Court of Appeal in the recent case of Baxter v. Genworth North America Corporation analyzed and rejected several of them, in upholding the denial of a motion to compel arbitration of an employee’s wrongful termination and discrimination claims.  Baxter v. […] more

  4. October 13, 2017

    California Governor Signs Bill Expanding Baby Bonding Leave to Mid-Size Employers

    BY: Jonathan Judge, Maribel Hernandez

    On October 12, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed the New Parent Leave Act (“NPLA”) (SB 63) into law, expanding access to job-protected leave for employees of companies with 20 to 49 employees. Effective January 1, 2018, SB 63 will allow employees who work for an employer that directly employs 20 to 49 employees within 75 […] more

  5. October 13, 2017

    Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place – AB 450 Imposes New Legal Requirements for Employers During Worksite Immigration Enforcement Actions

    BY: Jonathan Judge, Allison Scott

    On October 5, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown approved AB 450, which imposes several new legal requirements on California employers during immigration worksite enforcement actions.   The California Legislature enacted AB 450 in response to the apparent signals from the federal government that all unauthorized immigrants are enforcement priorities for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”). Effective January […] more