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.

April 19, 2021

SB-91: California’s Rent Relief Program for Struggling Landlords and Tenants

On January 29, 2021, Governor Newsom approved SB-91, a critical new law with far-reaching implications for landlords and tenants. The legislation extended the existing broad eviction moratorium for most residential tenants who have been financially ...... Read More

April 12, 2021

DFEH Signals that California Employers May Mandate COVID-19 Vaccinations

Over a year has elapsed since California Governor Gavin Newsom issued the state’s initial stay-at-home order to address the COVID-19 pandemic. As of April 12, 2021, more than 22 million doses of coronavirus vaccinations have ...... Read More

March 31, 2021

Los Angeles County to enter into Orange Tier Effective April 5, 2021

On March 30, 2021, the California Department of Public Health declared that the County of Los Angeles will move into the Blueprint for Safer Economy, Orange Tier. As a result, the Los Angeles County Health ...... Read More

March 31, 2021

Police Officer Privacy Rights at Issue in Collondrez v. City of Rio Vista

California Court of Appeal provides guidance regarding access and privacy issues related to police personnel records in Collondrez v. City of Rio Vista. A former police officer sued a city over the city’s disclosure of ...... Read More

March 26, 2021

Governor Newsom Signs SB-95, Requiring Most CA Employers to Provide COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

On March 19, 2021, Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 95 (“SB-95”), which added Labor Code sections 248.2 and 248.3. Under Labor Code section 248.2, most employers in California will be required to provide COVID-19 Supplemental ...... Read More

March 22, 2021

SCOTUS: COVID-19 Restrictions Cannot Interfere with Constitutional Rights

In South Bay United Pentecostal Church v. Newsom, the Supreme Court of the United States weighed in on California’s restrictions on indoor church services, striking down the outright prohibition, but allowing California to impose operational ...... Read More

March 19, 2021

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules Insurance Mandate and ERISA Can Co-Exist

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled this week that a Seattle law, supported by other cities including San Francisco, Chicago, and Austin, requiring large hotels (100+ rooms) to provide its workers with health care ...... Read More

March 16, 2021

The American Rescue Plan Enables School Districts to Make Their HVAC Systems Safer for Students Returning to Classrooms

On Thursday, March 11, 2021, President Biden signed into law a $1.9 trillion stimulus package, H.R. 1319, better known as the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021, to provide much needed COVID-19 relief. This ...... Read More

February 26, 2021

Appeals Court Upholds Ruling: City Did Not Waive Refund Claim Filing Deadline in Water Billing Case

On Tuesday, February 16th, the California Court of Appeals for the 4th District upheld a lower court’s ruling and found that substantial evidence supported the trial court’s decision that the City of San Juan Capistrano ...... Read More

August 27, 2020

Wireless Small Cell 5G Update and Advisory

The information below pertains to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal’s litigation decision regarding Federal Communications Commission orders on wireless infrastructure deployments (small cells), moratorium, and pole attachments. As your attorneys, we believe that this ...... Read More

December 4, 2018

Local Cannabis Events on the Horizon?

AB 2020 Authorizes Local Governments to Designate Areas Where Cannabis Events May Be Hosted. Effective January 1, 2019, AB 2020 allows local governments to identify venues that may be used to host cannabis events. Prior ...... Read More

January 9, 2018

New State Housing Laws

On September 29, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed over a dozen laws designed to address the statewide housing affordability and homelessness crises. Effective January 1, 2018, these new housing laws create permanent and prospective funding ...... Read More

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