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May 1, 2022

Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 

As a certified minority-owned law firm, OMLO celebrates all cultures. Our firm is proud to recognize Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month in May, honoring generations of individuals who have contributed to our ...... 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

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