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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

January 13, 2022

Changes in California State Regulations for Hiring Substitute Teachers

On January 11, 2022, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Executive Order N-3-22, relaxing state regulations around the hiring of substitute teachers. This measure is designed to tackle some of the staffing shortages experienced by school districts ...... Read More

January 13, 2022

Jesse Jauregui Joins OMLO as Of Counsel

OMLO is pleased to announce that Jesse Jauregui has joined the firm as Of Counsel, bringing a wealth of experience to the firm’s Municipal and Labor and Employment Practice Groups. Mr. Jauregui’s distinguished background includes serving ...... Read More

January 3, 2022

2022 Legal Update: Employment Laws and Laws of General Applicability to Public Agencies

The following laws were created or modified during the 2021 year and are already affecting public agencies or will affect public agencies in 2022 and beyond. If you have questions on any of these developments, ...... Read More

December 23, 2021

2022 Legal Update: Education Law

The following laws related to education were created or modified during the 2021 year and are already affecting or will affect California school districts in 2022 and beyond. If you have questions on any of ...... Read More

December 22, 2021

Cal/OSHA Board Adopts Revised COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards

On December 16, 2021, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (“Cal/OSHA”) voted to adopt revisions to the COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards (“ETS”) that reflect the latest recommendations from the California Department of ...... Read More

December 6, 2021

Los Angeles & San Francisco Daily Journal Highlights OMLO’s Growth and Success in Firm Profile

The Los Angeles & San Francisco Daily Journal recently published a profile of OMLO entitled “Community Service” which highlights the origins of the firm, the deep ties the firm’s attorneys have with the communities they ...... Read More

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