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May 21, 2021

Voting Requirements

Summary Quorum Requirements Voting Requirements Absences Vacancies Abstentions and Disqualifications The Rule of Necessity (Legally Required Participation)                                     ...... Read More

May 21, 2021

COBRA Premium Assistance Under The American Rescue Plan Act Of 2021

Background Continuation coverage under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA) provides certain continuation coverage rights for participants and beneficiaries covered by a group health plan. Generally, an individual covered by a group ...... Read More

May 18, 2021

COVID-19 Related Funeral Expenses Eligible For $9,000 In Federal Assistance Through FEMA

Local Government Agencies Emergency Support In response to COVID-19, several local government agencies have developed emergency support programs for their residents. Various county or city emergency support programs include rental, utility, and funeral expense relief. ...... Read More

May 17, 2021

U.S. Treasury Launches Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds

Earlier this year, President Biden signed into law a $1.9 trillion stimulus package, also known as the American Rescue Plan, to provide much-needed COVID-19 relief. The American Rescue Plan designated $350 billion dollars to the ...... Read More

April 22, 2021

OMLO Partner Lloyd Pilchen’s Article “Waterways & Earth Days, Part 2” Published in The American Surveyor

Lloyd Pilchen’s second article on water rights, historic canals and rivers, and modern environmental law appears in The American Surveyor‘s March/April issue. This article discusses the Clean Water Act and nuisance law, including wastewater discharge ...... Read More

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