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 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

  2. 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

  3. December 10, 2015

    California Department of Industrial Relations Reminds Employers to Post Paid Sick Leave Notices

    BY: Jonathan Judge

    The California Department of Industrial Relations (“DIR”) is reminding employers in the state that they are required to notify workers about the new law that mandates paid sick leave. [Notice to Employers] The DIR notice reminds employers that all employers were required to post a notice about the new law in a conspicuous place at […] more

  4. June 25, 2015

    California Senate to Consider Sick Leave Law Clean Up Legislation As Deadline Looms

    BY: Jonathan Judge, Philip Azzara

    With eight days remaining before major provisions of California’s sick leave law become effective, the California Legislature continues to tinker with clean up legislation.  On June 22, 2015 the California Assembly amended and passed Assembly Bill 304 (Gonzalez) (“AB-304”), by a vote of 69-0.  AB-304 now goes to the California Senate for consideration. AB-304 would […] more

  5. March 19, 2015

    Department of Labor Amends FMLA Regulations To Recognize Rights of Same-Sex Spouses in All States

    BY: Alfonso Estrada, Jonathan Judge

    On February 23, 2015 the Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced it will revise regulations defining spouse under the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) to recognize same-sex marriages regardless of state of residence.  These changes will take effect on March 27, 2015. The change comes in response to the United States Supreme Court’s decision in United […] more