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 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. October 25, 2016

    California Court of Appeal Confirms that Itemized Wage Statements Need Not Include Accrued Vacation Pay

    BY: Amber Healy, Robert Fried

    The California Court of Appeal last week held that California employers are not required to list the value of accrued vacation on wage statements provided to employees.  Soto v. Motel 6 Operating L.P. (2016) __Cal.Rptr.3d__, 2016 WL 6123927 (Fourth District). Plaintiff Lidia Soto, a former employee of Motel 6, alleged that Motel 6 violated California’s […] more

  5. September 13, 2016

    San Mateo Increases Minimum Wage Effective January 1, 2017

    BY: Kyle J. Waldie, Jonathan Judge, Robert Fried

    On September 14, 2016, the San Mateo City Council will enact San Mateo Ordinance No. 2016-7, amending the minimum wage schedule for all employees who work a minimum of two hours a week within the geographic boundaries of the City of San Mateo, including employees who are under 18. Annual minimum wage increases will begin […] more