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 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

  2. August 23, 2017

    California Labor Commissioner Publishes Notice Required For New Hires Concerning Domestic Violence Leave

    BY: Jonathan Judge, Maribel Hernandez

    Last year Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 2337, requiring employers to provide employees with a notice regarding the availability of domestic violence victim leave. The notice must be provided to new hires and other employees upon request.  The notice requirement took effect July 1, 2017, with the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (“DLSE” otherwise […] more

  3. August 1, 2017

    Employers Must Begin Using Updated I-9 Forms by September 18, 2017

    BY: Jonathan Judge, Maribel Hernandez

    Late last year, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) issued a final rule revising Form I-9 and the list of documents that are acceptable to verify identity and employment authorization.  Beginning September 18, 2017, all employers must use the revised I-9 Form dated “7/17/2017 N” for new hires or rehires.  The new Forms, […] more

  4. 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

  5. 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