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. March 15, 2017

    California Court of Appeal Continues Trend Rejecting Arbitration of PAGA Claims

    BY: Chelsea Trotter, Amber Healy

    Two recent decisions by California courts concluded employees who signed pre-dispute arbitration agreements with their employers could not be compelled to arbitrate their individual PAGA (the Private Attorney’s General Act of 2004 [Labor Code section 2698, et seq.]) claims against their employer. In the recent decisions of Tanguilig v. Bloomingdale’s (2016) 5 Cal.App.5th 665, and […] more

  2. February 8, 2017

    U.S. Supreme Court Delays Review of Class Action Waiver Dispute Until At Least October 2017

    BY: Jonathan Judge

    On February 8, 2017, the Supreme Court announced it will schedule oral arguments in its review of class action waivers in the 2017 Supreme Court session, which starts in October.  In January, the Court announced it would review three cases involving whether class action waivers that are required as a condition of employment in individual […] more

  3. February 3, 2017

    Employers Should Think Twice Before Jumping the Gun on Job Abandonment with Employee on Leave

    BY: Jonathan Judge

    On January 13, the California Court of Appeal issued a decision in favor of an employee of San Diego Miramar College who was released for “job abandonment” while out on medical leave. The court reversed the trial court’s judgment in favor of the College, holding a reasonable fact-finder could conclude the College retaliated against the […] more

  4. December 19, 2016

    Los Angeles Announces January 22, 2017 Implementation Date for Ban the Box Rule

    BY: Jonathan Judge

    On December 13, 2016, the Los Angeles City Deputy City Clerk posted the final Fair Chance Ordinance signed by Mayor Eric Garcetti.  The posting clarifies that the Ordinance will take effect January 22, 2017.  For more information on the Ordinance, please click here to see our previous entry. more

  5. 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