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. November 9, 2017

    One-Sided Arbitration Agreement Held Invalid

    BY: Ronald W. Novotny, Jonathan Judge

    What kinds of provisions in arbitration agreements will cause the courts to invalidate them?  The Court of Appeal in the recent case of Baxter v. Genworth North America Corporation analyzed and rejected several of them, in upholding the denial of a motion to compel arbitration of an employee’s wrongful termination and discrimination claims.  Baxter v. […] more

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. September 28, 2015

    Requesting Accommodation Is a Protected Activity

    BY: Amber Solano, Jonathan Judge

    On July 16, 2015, Governor Brown approved an amendment to the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) prohibiting an employer or other covered entity from retaliating, or otherwise discriminating, against a person for requesting accommodation of his or her disability or religious beliefs, regardless of whether the accommodation request was granted. The legislation stems from […] more

  5. February 23, 2013

    Post Harris Jury Awards $21.7 Million To Employee For Alleged Disability Discrimination And Wrongful Termination

    BY: Christopher Andre

    In perhaps the first case to employ jury instructions based on the California Supreme Court’s recent holding in Harris v. City of Santa Monica that a plaintiff alleging discrimination in violation of the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) must prove that discrimination was a “substantial factor” motiving the challenged action of the employer […] more