Articles

OMLO’s attorneys have written for numerous publications sharing their insights and writing in-depth articles on various legal matters. View our attorneys’ published articles below.

June 10, 2021

Brent J. Lehman’s Article “Title VII Protections against National Origins Discrimination” Featured in Los Angeles Lawyer

Brent J. Lehman’s article “Title VII Protections against National Origins Discrimination” was published in the June 2021 issue of Los Angeles Lawyer, the magazine of the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA). In the piece, ...... Read More

May 26, 2021

Tom Madruga’s Article “Where Do We Go From Here?” Published in the Daily Journal

OMLO Partner Thomas M. Madruga’s article “Where Do We Go From Here?” was recently published by the Los Angeles & San Francisco Daily Journal. In the article, Madruga considers whether the current legal system is ...... Read More

May 21, 2021

Voting Requirements

Summary Quorum Requirements Voting Requirements Absences Vacancies Abstentions and Disqualifications The Rule of Necessity (Legally Required Participation)                                     ...... Read More

May 21, 2021

COBRA Premium Assistance Under The American Rescue Plan Act Of 2021

Background Continuation coverage under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA) provides certain continuation coverage rights for participants and beneficiaries covered by a group health plan. Generally, an individual covered by a group ...... Read More

May 18, 2021

COVID-19 Related Funeral Expenses Eligible For $9,000 In Federal Assistance Through FEMA

Local Government Agencies Emergency Support In response to COVID-19, several local government agencies have developed emergency support programs for their residents. Various county or city emergency support programs include rental, utility, and funeral expense relief. ...... Read More

April 22, 2021

OMLO Partner Lloyd Pilchen’s Article “Waterways & Earth Days, Part 2” Published in The American Surveyor

Lloyd Pilchen’s second article on water rights, historic canals and rivers, and modern environmental law appears in The American Surveyor‘s March/April issue. This article discusses the Clean Water Act and nuisance law, including wastewater discharge ...... Read More

April 1, 2021

Open Meeting Legislative Bills

In March of 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom issued a set of Executive Orders which relaxed certain requirements for the conduct of teleconferenced meetings under the Brown Act (Gov. Code, § 54950 et seq.). The Executive ...... Read More

January 5, 2021

Online Posting Requirement for Political Reform Act Online Filing and Disclosures under California Assembly Bill 2151

The Political Reform Act requires public agencies to file various reports or statements, such as the Statement of Economic Interests (Form 700), and periodic campaign statements for employees and elected officials, such as the Recipient ...... Read More

December 3, 2020

OMLO Partner Lloyd Pilchen Publishes Article on River Reversal in The American Surveyor

OMLO Partner Lloyd Pilchen’s article on river reversal, “Waterways and Earth Days Part 1,” was recently featured in The American Surveyor‘s November 2020 issue. In the article, Lloyd discusses historical and current issues of water rights surrounding ...... Read More

November 7, 2018

Brent J. Lehman Publishes Article on Cyber Bullying in Los Angeles Lawyer

Brent J. Lehman Publishes Article on Cyber Bullying in Los Angeles Lawyer... Read More

May 2, 2017

OMLO Attorney Joaquin Vazquez Published in California Litigation

An informational article discussing cannabis regulations written by Olivarez Madruga Lemieux O’Neill attorney Joaquin Vazquez was published in the most recent issue of California Litigation.  Mr.  Vazquez’s article was one of two lead articles that served as ...... Read More

August 8, 2016

OM Attorney Assists in Updating Municipal Law Handbook

The Continuing Education of the Bar has released its 2016 edition of the California Municipal Law Handbook.  Olivarez Madruga attorney, Joaquin Vazquez, contributed to this year’s publication as a reviewer.  Mr. Vazquez was responsible for ...... Read More

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