Legal Alerts

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July 20, 2021

California State Health Officials Mandate Universal Masking Indoors in K-12 School Settings for the 2021-2022 School Year

On July 12, 2021, two days after the Centers for Disease Control (“CDC”) published its updated recommendations for K-12 schools, the California Department of Public Health (“CDPH”) issued updated COVID-19 Health Guidance for K-12 Schools ...... Read More

July 16, 2021

LA County Will Again Require Indoor Masking to Slow Increase in COVID-19 Cases

To combat a sharp increase in the number of new COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles County, the LA County Department of Public Health has issued an indoor mask requirement beginning Saturday, July 17, at 11:59 ...... Read More

July 1, 2021

Expiration of “Virtual” Brown Act Meetings on September 30, 2021

On June 11, 2021, Governor Newsom’s office issued Executive Order N-08-21, which specifies that the continued flexibility of certain open meeting requirements under the Brown Act, including the conduct of local agency meetings through electronic ...... 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 29, 2021

AB 832: California’s Eviction Moratorium Extension

On June 28, 2021, California’s eviction moratorium extension, known as AB 832, was signed into law by Governor Newsom. AB 832 replaces SB 91 as the operative eviction moratorium legislation in California and affects landlords ...... Read More

June 24, 2021

Supreme Court Rules Student’s Off-Campus Social Media Rant Against School Protected Under First Amendment

For the first time in more than fifty years, the Supreme Court has sided with a student in a free-speech case. On Wednesday, June 23, 2021, in an 8-1 decision, the Supreme Court upheld the ...... 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 14, 2021

Complying with the COBRA Subsidy Requirement in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

To read OMLO’s initial alert describing how the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) provides for temporary premium assistance for Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA) continuation coverage, please click here. COBRA ...... Read More

June 8, 2021

Workers May Remove Masks in Certain Workplace Settings Under Revised COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards Recommended by California Workplace Safety Board

Update as of June 10, 2021: California’s Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (“Cal/OSHA Board”) has withdrawn the proposed revisions to the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (“Emergency Standards”) adopted last week. With California Governor Gavin ...... Read More

June 3, 2021

Governor Newsom’s Office Announces Continued Brown Act Flexibility After June 15th Reopening

On June 2nd, Governor Newsom’s office announced that Executive Order N-29-20 will remain in effect beyond the June 15th reopening plan, in an effort to help cities and local governments prepare for in-person public meetings ...... Read More

May 17, 2021

U.S. Treasury Launches Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds

Earlier this year, President Biden signed into law a $1.9 trillion stimulus package, also known as the American Rescue Plan, to provide much-needed COVID-19 relief. The American Rescue Plan designated $350 billion dollars to the ...... Read More

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