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 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. December 21, 2016

    San Francisco Amends Paid Sick Leave Ordinance To Bring Closer In Line With State Law

    BY: Robert Fried, Jonathan Judge

    Earlier this year, voters in San Francisco approved amendments to the San Francisco Paid Sick Leave Ordinance in an effort to streamline the Ordinance’s provisions with that of the California sick leave law.  The changes to the San Francisco law take effect January 1, 2017. Among the revisions to the Ordinance are the following provisions: […] more

  5. December 19, 2016

    Los Angeles Announces January 22, 2017 Implementation Date for Ban the Box Rule

    BY: Jonathan Judge

    On December 13, 2016, the Los Angeles City Deputy City Clerk posted the final Fair Chance Ordinance signed by Mayor Eric Garcetti.  The posting clarifies that the Ordinance will take effect January 22, 2017.  For more information on the Ordinance, please click here to see our previous entry. more