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.

September 15, 2021

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: How Mendez v. Westminster School District of Orange County Ended Segregation in California Schools

As a certified minority-owned law firm, OMLO is proud to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Below, Rodolfo Estrada in our Education Practice shares the story of nine-year-old Sylvia Mendez—a young girl who helped end segregated schools ...... Read More

August 24, 2021

New Law AB 1475 Prohibits Law Enforcement from Posting Certain Booking Photos on Social Media Platforms

On July 23, 2021, AB 1475 was signed into law. AB 1475 was authored by Assemblyman Evan Low, D-Campbell, who had noticed an alarming trend of police and sheriff’s departments posting mugshots online in order ...... Read More

July 28, 2021

Kirsten Jackson’s Research on Group Therapy, Trauma and Oppression Published in “Women & Therapy” Journal

OMLO Litigation Paralegal Kirsten L. Jackson’s research was recently published as part of the Women & Therapy journal. The article, “Resist and Rise: A Trauma-Informed Womanist Model for Group Therapy,” was written by Dr. Thema Bryant-Davis, Bemi ...... Read More

June 30, 2021

Department of Education Announces Title IX Protections Extend to Transgender Students

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights recently issued a Notice of Interpretation (“Notice”) explaining that Title IX’s prohibition on discrimination on the basis of sex will include discrimination based on sexual orientation ...... Read More

June 21, 2021

Open Meeting Legislative Bills

Last updated June 21, 2021. 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, § ...... Read More

June 18, 2021

California COVID-19 Reopening Guidance for Individuals and Employers

On June 9, 2021, the California Department of Public Health (“CDPH”) issued its Guidance for the Use of Face Coverings (“Face Covering Guidance”) which took effect as of June 15, 2021, superseding all prior face ...... Read More

June 18, 2021

Is Juneteenth a Paid Holiday for School District Employees?

Background President Joe Biden signed S.475, the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act (“Juneteenth Act”), into law on June 17, 2021, which established June 19 as a legal national holiday to commemorate the end of slavery ...... Read More

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

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