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. September 21, 2017

    Several Key Employment Bills Await Action by California Governor

    BY: Jonathan Judge, Casandra Secord, Allison Scott

    On September 15, 2017, the 2017 California legislative session ended, with several employment-related bills being sent to the Governor’s desk.  The Governor has until October 15, 2017 to sign or veto bills passed by the Legislature.  Below is a quick summary of key bills that may be signed and become effective in the upcoming year: […] more

  2. May 26, 2017

    California Court of Appeal Holds That Employer Can Compel Arbitration Under Agreement Between Staffing Agency and Temporary Worker

    BY: Amber Healy, Ohia A. Amadi

    On May 16, 2017, the Court of Appeals held that a company that obtains workers from a temporary staffing agency can enforce the arbitration agreement entered into between the temporary workers and the staffing agency.  See Garcia v. Pexco, LLC, No. G052872, 2017 WL 1435788 (Cal. Ct. App. Apr. 24, 2017). The court originally issued […] more

  3. 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

  4. March 6, 2017

    California Court of Appeal Analyzes Rounding and Grace-Period Policies

    BY: Jonathan Judge, Shawn Ogle

    Recently, after years of litigation, the California Court of Appeal published its decision approving See’s Candy Shops, Inc.’s (“See’s”) rounding and grace-period policies.  (Silva v. See’s Candy Shops, Inc. (2016) 7 Cal. App. 5th 235). The court previously approved See’s rounding policy in 2012, in See’s Candy Shops, Inc. v. Superior Court (2012) 210 Cal.App.4th […] more

  5. 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