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. 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

  2. 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

  3. February 22, 2017

    California Department of Industrial Relations Publishes Two FAQs on Minimum Wage

    BY: Kyle J. Waldie, Jonathan Judge

    Recently, the California Department of Industrial Relations (“DIR”) published two FAQs addressing minimum wage increases under California law to assist employers with the implementation of the new rates going into effect between 2017 and 2023. As of January 1, 2017, the State minimum wage increased to $10.50 per hour for employers with 26 or more […] more

  4. November 10, 2016

    Berkeley Approves Updates to Minimum Wage and Implements New Sick Leave Requirement

    BY: Jonathan Judge, Robert Fried

    In late August, 2016, the Berkeley City Council approved a new sick leave ordinance that will take effect October 1, 2017.  The City Council also approved scheduled increases to the City minimum wage.  Until now, it was unclear whether the minimum wage and sick leave rules the City Council implemented would be altered by competing […] more

  5. October 25, 2016

    California Court of Appeal Confirms that Itemized Wage Statements Need Not Include Accrued Vacation Pay

    BY: Amber Healy, Robert Fried

    The California Court of Appeal last week held that California employers are not required to list the value of accrued vacation on wage statements provided to employees.  Soto v. Motel 6 Operating L.P. (2016) __Cal.Rptr.3d__, 2016 WL 6123927 (Fourth District). Plaintiff Lidia Soto, a former employee of Motel 6, alleged that Motel 6 violated California’s […] more