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. 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

  2. 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

  3. December 12, 2016

    City of Los Angeles Adopts Ban on Criminal History Questions to Applicants

    BY: Jonathan Judge, Kyle J. Waldie

    On December 7, 2016, the Los Angeles City Council approved the Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, colloquially known as the “Ban the Box” law.  The Ordinance will prohibit employers with 10 or more employees (including owners and managers) located in or doing business in the City, and City contractors, from asking applicants about their […] more

  4. November 22, 2016

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Issues New I-9

    BY: Jonathan Judge

    On November 14, 2016, the U.S. CIS published its new I-9 form.  Employers may immediately begin using the new form for new hire and reverifications, and must stop using the old form (version “03/08/13” in the lower left corner) by January 21, 2017. Employers must complete Form I-9 to document verification of the identity and […] more

  5. 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