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. October 2, 2017

    New Berkeley Paid Sick Leave Ordinance to Take Effect October 1, 2017

    BY: Jonathan Judge, L. Brent Garrett, Robert Fried

    Berkeley’s Paid Sick Leave Ordinance took effect October 1, 2017.  The Berkeley minimum wage also increased on October 1, 2017.  And earlier this month, the City issued new guidance on its Family Friendly and Environment Friendly Workplace and Paid Sick Leave Ordinances.  The details of the Ordinances are outlined below. Minimum Wage Berkeley’s current minimum […] more

  2. 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

  3. September 19, 2017

    Federal Court Permanently Blocks Federal Overtime Regulation

    BY: Jonathan Judge, Timothy Wojcik

    On August 31, 2017, a federal judge in the Eastern District of Texas ruled the Department of Labor (“DOL”) exceeded its authority by more than doubling the minimum salary level needed for an employee to qualify for the “executive, administrative, or professional” exemption from federal overtime and minimum wage laws (commonly referred to as the […] more

  4. September 6, 2017

    OMB Announces Suspension of EEOC’s New EEO-1 Wage Reporting Requirement

    BY: Jonathan Judge

    On August 29, 2017, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) informed the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that it is suspending implementation of the EEO-1 form that was revised on September 29, 2016, in accordance with the OMB’s authority under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA).  This means that employers will not be required to […] more

  5. June 30, 2017

    Ten Local Minimum Wage Rates Set to Increase Effective July 1, 2017 in California

    BY: Jonathan Judge

    The minimum wage rates in 10 localities in California are set to increase effective July 1, 2017.  The increases are as follows: Emeryville: $14.00 per hour (for employers with 55 or fewer employees); $15.20 per hour (for employers with 56 or more employees). Milpitas: $11.00 per hour San Francisco: $14.00 per hour San Jose: $12.00 […] more