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May 16, 2022

Rick R. Olivarez Named to Los Angeles Business Journa’s 2022 “Top 100 Lawyers” List

OMLO is pleased to announce that founding and managing partner Rick R. Olivarez has been selected for inclusion in the Los Angeles Business Journal’s inaugural list of “Top 100 Lawyers.” This recognition is bestowed upon ...... Read More

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 12, 2022

Terence Gallagher Defends Compton Unified School District in 21-day Trial

Lead trial attorney Terence Gallagher recently achieved a successful defense verdict on behalf of a school district client after a 21-day trial. The matter of Ismael Campos v. Compton Unified School District, et al. involved ...... 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

February 2, 2022

Celebrating Black History Month

In recognition of the importance of Black History Month and the impact of African-American communities on our nation’s history and culture, OMLO is proud to highlight the significant contributions and achievements of African-American legislators in ...... Read More

February 1, 2022

Lloyd Pilchen Reviews “Jo Mora: Mapmaker of the American West” for The American Surveyor

OMLO partner Lloyd Pilchen contributed an article entitled, “Exhibition of Jo Mora’s Whimsical Map Delights” to the Jan/Feb issue of The American Surveyor. The article thoughtfully reviews a temporary art exhibit at the Los Angeles ...... 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 24, 2022

Rick R. Olivarez Named to Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2022 “Leaders of Influence: Minority Attorneys”

The firm is pleased to congratulate founding and managing partner Rick R. Olivarez on his inclusion in the Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Leaders of Influence: Minority Attorneys” list for 2022. This prestigious list recognizes the ...... Read More

January 20, 2022

Rick R. Olivarez, Tom Madruga Named to 2022 Southern California “Super Lawyers” List

​​​​OMLO is proud to announce that partners Rick R. Olivarez and Tom Madruga have been named to the 2022 Southern California “Super Lawyers” list by Thomson Reuters. Rick was recognized for his work in the ...... Read More