Legal Alerts

OMLO is committed to providing our clients with insight into important legal developments. Our Legal Alerts cover everything from new legislation to important judicial decisions. Please contact our offices or one of our attorneys to find out more about what these developments may mean for you.

May 13, 2022

CEQA Notice and Filing Requirements Changed Under AB 819

Assembly Bill 819 (AB 819) took effect on January 1, 2022. The key changes for local public agencies to be aware of are the new communication, notice, and filing requirements under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). AB ...... Read More

May 3, 2022

Cal/OSHA Adopts Third Revised COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards

On April 21, 2022, the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (“Cal/OSHA”) voted to readopt a third revised version of its COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards (“ETS”). The second readoption of the ETS took effect ...... Read More

March 2, 2022

California Department of Public Health Lifts Masking Requirements for Indoor Public Settings and Schools

On February 28, 2022, The California Department of Public Health (“CDPH”) announced its decision to lift masking requirements for indoor public settings. Beginning March 1, 2022, all persons, regardless of vaccination status, are no longer ...... Read More

February 18, 2022

California Senate Bill 114 Reinstates COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

On February 9, 2022, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill (“SB”) 114 into law, reinstating COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave. Like California’s prior COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave law, SB 95, which expired on September ...... Read More

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

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 13, 2022

Changes in California State Regulations for Hiring Substitute Teachers

On January 11, 2022, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Executive Order N-3-22, relaxing state regulations around the hiring of substitute teachers. This measure is designed to tackle some of the staffing shortages experienced by school districts ...... 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 22, 2021

Cal/OSHA Board Adopts Revised COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards

On December 16, 2021, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (“Cal/OSHA”) voted to adopt revisions to the COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards (“ETS”) that reflect the latest recommendations from the California Department of ...... Read More

November 12, 2021

Federal OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard – Implications for California Employers

Background On September 9, 2021, President Biden announced that employers with 100 or more employees would be required to ensure their workers are either fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo weekly testing. President Biden directed ...... Read More

November 8, 2021

Recent Court Decision Could Require Distance Learning be Available to Special Education Students Statewide

Prior to the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year, most school districts provided a form of distance learning for their students during the pandemic. However, the California legislature passed Assembly Bill (“AB”) 130 this summer. ...... Read More

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