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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

April 6, 2021

Paul Aguilar Successfully Represents School District

Paul Aguilar successfully represented a School District in a Final Decision on Termination Appeal against an employee, who violated several District Regulations. After reviewing evidence presented on appeal, the District’s Personnel Commission concluded that – ...... 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

OMLO Successfully Represents Antelope Valley–East Kern Water Agency in “Antelope Valley Groundwater Cases”

Olivarez Madruga Lemieux O’Neill, led by Keith Lemieux, successfully represented Antelope Valley–East Kern Water Agency in what has become known as the “Antelope Valley Groundwater Cases,” which deal with the use of groundwater supply. The Court of Appeal ...... 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

March 5, 2021

Compton USD Leadership Discusses School Re-Openings During COVID With KPCC/NPR

Superintendent Darin Brawley and Board of Trustees President Micah Ali of OMLO client Compton Unified School District made an appearance on KPCC/NPR’s “Take Two” on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 to discuss school re-openings in the face of the ongoing global COVID-19 ...... Read More

February 27, 2021

Join OMLO in Supporting the GLA ALA Book Drive!

OMLO is proud to support the GLA/ALA Book Drive, a collaboration with Lee & Low Books in honor of Black History Month. The drive, organized by GLA ALA‘s Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Accessibility (DEIA) and ...... Read More