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.

February 3, 2022

Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Record-Keeping Requirements for California Employers

Under California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) regulations, California employers are required to record work-related fatalities, injuries and illnesses, and must record a work-related COVID-19 fatality or illness like any other occupational illness. (Cal. ...... Read More

February 1, 2022

Lloyd Pilchen Reviews “Jo Mora: Mapmaker of the American West” for The American Surveyor

OMLO partner Lloyd Pilchen contributed an article entitled, “Exhibition of Jo Mora’s Whimsical Map Delights” to the Jan/Feb issue of The American Surveyor. The article thoughtfully reviews a temporary art exhibit at the Los Angeles ...... Read More

January 27, 2022

COVID-19 Infection and Close Contact Reporting Requirements for Public Entities in the Education Sector

COVID-19 Infection and Close Contact Reporting to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Note: for purposes of this alert, the education sector includes K-12 schools, school district offices and worksites, community college facilities ...... Read More

January 3, 2022

2022 Legal Update: Employment Laws and Laws of General Applicability to Public Agencies

The following laws were created or modified during the 2021 year and are already affecting public agencies or will affect public agencies in 2022 and beyond. If you have questions on any of these developments, ...... Read More

December 23, 2021

2022 Legal Update: Education Law

The following laws related to education were created or modified during the 2021 year and are already affecting or will affect California school districts in 2022 and beyond. If you have questions on any of ...... Read More

December 6, 2021

Los Angeles & San Francisco Daily Journal Highlights OMLO’s Growth and Success in Firm Profile

The Los Angeles & San Francisco Daily Journal recently published a profile of OMLO entitled “Community Service” which highlights the origins of the firm, the deep ties the firm’s attorneys have with the communities they ...... Read More

September 29, 2021

Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds: Planning, Implementation and Compliance Update

The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act included $350 billion in emergency funding for state, local and territorial and tribal governments, known as the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (“SLFRF”). The first tranche ...... Read More

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

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

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