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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.

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

July 8, 2020

Social Distancing Protocol

Dear OMLO Clients and Friends Our offices are currently closed to the public.  We are well prepared and have been successful in serving our clients remotely.  Our leadership team has employed proactive measures to ensure ...... 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

August 17, 2017

Legal Alert: Supreme Court Rules Independent Contractors Liable Under Section 1090

The California Supreme Court ruled that certain independent contractors are not excluded from Government Code section 1090.  Section 1090 prohibits “public officers and employees from making contracts in which they have a financial interest when ...... Read More

March 8, 2017

Legal Alert: Supreme Court Rules Texts and Emails Are Public Record

In a unanimous decision, the California Supreme Court ruled that texts and emails sent by public employees on their personal devices or accounts are a matter of public record if dealing with official business.  The ...... Read More

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