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November 17, 2021

Thomas Madruga and Jaime Hernández Successfully Defend Centinela Valley Union High School District in 10-Day Jury Trial

OMLO’s Thomas Madruga and Jaime Hernández achieved a successful result on behalf of a school district client following a 10-day jury trial. In Gonzalez v. Centinela Valley Union High School District, Tom and Jaime represented ...... 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

October 27, 2021

SB 270 Imposes New Penalties on Public Employers Who Fail to Provide Unions with Required Employee and New Hire Information

Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill (SB) 270 into law on September 27, 2021. This bill becomes operative on July 1, 2022, and amends Government Code section 3558 to create an enforcement mechanism for the ...... Read More

October 21, 2021

Rick R. Olivarez and Stephanie Vasquez Nominated for Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2021 Leaders in Law Awards

OMLO is pleased to announce that Rick R. Olivarez and Stephanie Vasquez have been named among the nominees for the Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2021 Leaders in Law Awards. Each year, these awards recognize candidates ...... Read More

October 20, 2021

Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal Names OMLO to 2021 “Top Boutiques” List

The firm is pleased to announce that prestigious legal publication the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal has named OMLO to its annual list of “Top Boutiques.” Each year, the coveted list profiles the ...... Read More

October 13, 2021

Rick R. Olivarez Honors Ambassador Julissa Reynoso Pantaleón at NALEO Edward R. Roybal Legacy Celebration

OMLO Partner Rick R. Olivarez had the honor of helping present the 2021 Edward R. Roybal Award for Outstanding Public Service to Ambassador Julissa Reynoso Pantaleón, Chief of Staff to First Lady Jill Biden, at ...... 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 27, 2021

OMLO Named to 2021 List of “Most Admired Law Firms to Work For” by Los Angeles Business Journal

Olivarez Madruga Lemieux O’Neill is pleased to announce that the Firm has been selected to appear in the Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2021 list of the “Most Admired Law Firms to Work For.” This prestigious ...... Read More

September 23, 2021

Keith Lemieux Quoted in Newsweek and Los Angeles Times on California’s Ongoing Water War

OMLO Partner W. Keith Lemieux was recently quoted by the Los Angeles Times and Newsweek in articles about an ongoing battle over water rights and its effect on the California desert town of Trona. Keith ...... Read More

September 20, 2021

Time is Running Out to Comply with SB 1383 and New CalRecycle Regulations

California law as amended by SB 1383, which becomes effective on January 1, 2022, requires that cities adopt organic waste disposal and procurement regulations. This requirement is meant to help achieve the state’s climate goals and ...... Read More

September 16, 2021

Update: Assembly Bill 361

Updated September 17, 2021: AB 361 has been signed into law by California Governor Gavin Newsom. OMLO will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as they become available. If you have any questions ...... Read More