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 13, 2017

    Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place – AB 450 Imposes New Legal Requirements for Employers During Worksite Immigration Enforcement Actions

    BY: Jonathan Judge, Allison Scott

    On October 5, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown approved AB 450, which imposes several new legal requirements on California employers during immigration worksite enforcement actions.   The California Legislature enacted AB 450 in response to the apparent signals from the federal government that all unauthorized immigrants are enforcement priorities for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”). Effective January […] more

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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