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. 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

  2. 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

  3. August 25, 2016

    San Diego Implements Changes to Sick Leave Law Effective September 2, 2016

    BY: Jonathan Judge

    On August 3, 2016, the San Diego City Council approved an Implementing Ordinance [link: http://www.sandiego.gov/sites/default/files/tr_sd_minwageordinance_o-20706_20160805.pdf] amending several provisions of San Diego’s sick leave law.  The Implementing Ordinance takes effect September 2, 2016. Below is a summary of key points of the Implementing Ordinance. Employers may cap an employee’s total accrual of earned sick leave at […] more

  4. August 24, 2016

    Department of Labor Revises Two Required Posters

    BY: Allison Scott, Jonathan Judge

    The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) recently issued regulations requiring employers to post a revised Federal Minimum Wage poster and a revised Federal Employee Polygraph Act poster effective August 1, 2016. The Federal Minimum Wage Poster now includes a section describing the rights of nursing mothers under the FLSA. It also discusses independent contractor misclassification […] more

  5. August 4, 2016

    NLRB Holds That Temporary Employees and Regular Employees Have the Right to Form Combined Bargaining Unit

    BY: L. Brent Garrett, Jonathan Judge

    The NLRB recently held that temporary employees and regular employees have a right to petition to join a combined bargaining unit, even if the staffing agency and employer object to the formation of the combined unit. In Miller & Anderson, 364 NLRB No. 9 (July 11, 2016), the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) continued its […] more