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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

September 15, 2021

OMLO Partner Tom Madruga Named to Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal’s 2021 “Top 100” List

Olivarez Madruga Lemieux O’Neill is pleased to announce that Tom Madruga has been selected to the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal’s coveted “Top 100” list. The annual supplement spotlights 100 leading attorneys in ...... Read More

September 15, 2021

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: How Mendez v. Westminster School District of Orange County Ended Segregation in California Schools

As a certified minority-owned law firm, OMLO is proud to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Below, Rodolfo Estrada in our Education Practice shares the story of nine-year-old Sylvia Mendez—a young girl who helped end segregated schools ...... Read More

August 30, 2021

OMLO Partner Tom Madruga Selected as a “Visionary” by L.A. Times B2B Publishing Business of Law Magazine

Olivarez Madruga Lemieux O’Neill is proud to announce that our Partner Tom Madruga has been selected to appear in the L.A. Times B2B Publishing Business of Law Magazine as a 2021 “Visionary.” This designation honors ...... Read More

August 25, 2021

Tom Madruga Selected to “2021 Best of California” by American Academy of Attorneys

Olivarez Madruga Lemieux O’Neill is pleased to announce that Tom Madruga, Senior Partner and head of OMLO’s Litigation Practice Group, has been selected to the American Academy of Attorneys’ “2021 Best of California” list for ...... Read More

August 24, 2021

New Law AB 1475 Prohibits Law Enforcement from Posting Certain Booking Photos on Social Media Platforms

On July 23, 2021, AB 1475 was signed into law. AB 1475 was authored by Assemblyman Evan Low, D-Campbell, who had noticed an alarming trend of police and sheriff’s departments posting mugshots online in order ...... Read More

August 23, 2021

Brent Lehman to Represent OMLO at CSDA Annual Conference and Exhibitor Showcase 

OMLO is pleased to showcase our support of special districts at the California Special Districts Association (CSDA) Annual Conference and Exhibitor Showcase, taking place August 30 to September 2, 2021, in Monterey, California. OMLO Senior ...... Read More

August 18, 2021

COVID-19 Update: Los Angeles Outdoor Masking Requirement for Mega Events

In an effort to slow the increase in and level of transmission of COVID-19 currently being seen in Los Angeles County, the LA County Department of Public Health (“DPH”) has issued an outdoor mask requirement ...... Read More

August 12, 2021

California Requires Workers in K-12 Schools Be Vaccinated or Regularly Tested

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health (“DPH”) have announced new measures to help prevent the further spread of COVID-19 in K-12 schools and to support ...... Read More

August 4, 2021

Update: COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements, Federal and State Civil Rights Laws and Workplace Vaccination Mandates

As discussed in further detail in our previous legal alert, with the vaccine against COVID-19 becoming more readily available, employers have been exploring whether a requirement that employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 would be feasible ...... Read More

July 28, 2021

Kirsten Jackson’s Research on Group Therapy, Trauma and Oppression Published in “Women & Therapy” Journal

OMLO Litigation Paralegal Kirsten L. Jackson’s research was recently published as part of the Women & Therapy journal. The article, “Resist and Rise: A Trauma-Informed Womanist Model for Group Therapy,” was written by Dr. Thema Bryant-Davis, Bemi ...... Read More

July 27, 2021

Jennifer Bradshaw Joins GLA ALA Members in a Special Charity Performance of “SEVEN,” a Documentary Play

OMLO is pleased to support charity efforts benefitting our local and global communities. OMLO’s own Administrator Jennifer Bradshaw will appear for one night only in a special GLA ALA charity benefit production of SEVEN on ...... Read More