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. May 19, 2017

    The US Supreme Court Limits Appellate Review Of District Court’s Refusal To Enforce Subpoenas Issued By The EEOC

    BY: Amber Healy, Shawn Ogle

    The United States Supreme Court recently ruled that an appellate court must review a district court’s decision whether to enforce a subpoena issued by the EEOC under an abuse of discretion standard rather than de novo review which provided no deference to the district court’s decision.  McLane Co. v. the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 137 […] more

  2. May 5, 2017

    Avoid Common Mistakes That Can Jeopardize Coverage Under An Employment Practices Liability Insurance Policy

    BY: Christopher Andre

    Many employers purchase Employment Practices Liability Insurance (“EPLI”) polices to protect themselves against employment-related lawsuits by current or former employees or job applicants, such as claims of alleged discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination. The “Claims Made and Reported” Time Trap. EPLI policies are often written on a “claims made and reported” basis. A claim […] more

  3. March 15, 2017

    California Court of Appeal Continues Trend Rejecting Arbitration of PAGA Claims

    BY: Chelsea Trotter, Amber Healy

    Two recent decisions by California courts concluded employees who signed pre-dispute arbitration agreements with their employers could not be compelled to arbitrate their individual PAGA (the Private Attorney’s General Act of 2004 [Labor Code section 2698, et seq.]) claims against their employer. In the recent decisions of Tanguilig v. Bloomingdale’s (2016) 5 Cal.App.5th 665, and […] more

  4. 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

  5. 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