• Posts by Christopher Andre
    Partner

    Christopher Andre is a seasoned civil litigator who focuses his practice on civil litigation and advising and representing employers. Mr. Andre is an editor of and frequent contributor to the firm’s Labor and Employment Law ...

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 ...

The typical workplace bulletin board is densely packed with legally required posters and employee notifications. As laws change, the posters must be updated to reflect the changes. For example, the minimum wage in California increased to $10 an hour on January 1, 2016; the required poster specifying the minimum wage should reflect that most recent increase.

In 2012, Legislature enacted Labor Code section 3701.9 providing that “(a) A certificate of consent to self-insure shall not be issued after January 1, 2013, to any of the following. (1) a professional employer organization (“PEO”).  (2) A leasing employer [“LE”] …. (3) A temporary services employer [“TSE”],” and providing that “A certificate of consent to self-insure that has been ...

On September 10, 2014, Governor Brown signed into law the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014, which will require California employers to provide to nearly all employees — exempt and non-exempt — paid sick days effective July 1, 2015.

The Basics: With limited exceptions, beginning July 1, 2015, every employee, whether exempt or non-exempt, who is employed in California for 30 days or more ...

In Patterson v. Domino’s Pizza, LLC., the California Supreme Court addressed the issue of whether a franchisor, such as Domino’s Pizza, LLC., can be held vicariously liable for claims of alleged sexual harassment by an employee of a franchisee, such as an individually owned Domino’s Pizza store.  The court framed the issue as follows:  “Does a franchisor stand in an employment or agency relationship with the franchisee and its employees for purposes of holding it vicariously liable for workplace injuries allegedly inflicted by one employee of a franchisee while supervising another employee of the franchisee?”  The court held a franchisor is not vicariously liable for claims of alleged workplace torts by employees of a franchisee unless. . . .

As we previously reported, most employers in California are subject to the workplace seating requirements contained in the Industrial Welfare Commission Wage Orders, which regulate wages, hours, and working conditions in specified industries and as to specified occupations. Wage Orders 1-13 and 15 all contain the following seating requirements:

Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo (AALRR), a statewide firm, announced today that partner Nate Kowalski has again been named to the Daily Journal’s list of the Top 75 Labor & Employment Attorneys in California. This is the second time that Mr. Kowalski has been included among this exclusive group.

Click here for entire article.

In Jesus Leyva v. Medline Industries, Inc., plaintiff that alleged he and other purported class members were not paid for all hours worked because the employer rounded employee’s start times in 29 minute increments such that an employee clocking in at 7:31 a.m., would be paid only from 8:00 a.m., onward; that the employer excluded non-discretionary bonuses from the calculation of employees’ overtime rates and thereby improperly depressing the employees’ overtime wages; that the employer willfully failed to pay to employees at the time of termination all wages due and owing and is therefore subject to “waiting time” penalties; and that the wage statements the employer issued to the employees did not accurately state all hours worked and all applicable rates of pay and is therefore subject to wage statement penalties.

The National Law Journal has again recognized Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo as one of 20 midsize law firms for inclusion on their 2013 “Hot List.” “The National Law Journal’s Midsize Hot List includes 20 law firms that are no way stuck in the shadows cast by giant competitors. As clients demand better value for their legal spend and potential laterals more satisfaction from their careers, these ...

Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo was again ranked among the top 50 largest California law firms by the Los Angeles Daily Journal.  For 2013, the Firm was ranked as the 43rd largest law firm headquartered in California.

Other AALRR Blogs

Recent Posts

Popular Categories

Contributors

Archives

Back to Page