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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

October 21, 2021

Rick R. Olivarez and Stephanie Vasquez Nominated for Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2021 Leaders in Law Awards

OMLO is pleased to announce that Rick R. Olivarez and Stephanie Vasquez have been named among the nominees for the Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2021 Leaders in Law Awards. Each year, these awards recognize candidates ...... Read More

October 20, 2021

Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal Names OMLO to 2021 “Top Boutiques” List

The firm is pleased to announce that prestigious legal publication the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal has named OMLO to its annual list of “Top Boutiques.” Each year, the coveted list profiles the ...... Read More

October 13, 2021

Rick R. Olivarez Honors Ambassador Julissa Reynoso Pantaleón at NALEO Edward R. Roybal Legacy Celebration

OMLO Partner Rick R. Olivarez had the honor of helping present the 2021 Edward R. Roybal Award for Outstanding Public Service to Ambassador Julissa Reynoso Pantaleón, Chief of Staff to First Lady Jill Biden, at ...... Read More

September 29, 2021

Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds: Planning, Implementation and Compliance Update

The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act included $350 billion in emergency funding for state, local and territorial and tribal governments, known as the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (“SLFRF”). The first tranche ...... Read More

September 27, 2021

OMLO Named to 2021 List of “Most Admired Law Firms to Work For” by Los Angeles Business Journal

OMLO is pleased to announce that the Firm has been selected to appear in the Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2021 list of the “Most Admired Law Firms to Work For.” This prestigious annual list selectively ...... Read More