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June 18, 2021

Is Juneteenth a Paid Holiday for School District Employees?

Background President Joe Biden signed S.475, the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act (“Juneteenth Act”), into law on June 17, 2021, which established June 19 as a legal national holiday to commemorate the end of slavery ...... Read More

June 18, 2021

Observing Juneteenth

OMLO acknowledges and honors Juneteenth, the oldest national observance of the ending of slavery in the United States. The holiday commemorates the events of June 19, 1865, when, two and a half years after the ...... Read More

June 14, 2021

Complying with the COBRA Subsidy Requirement in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

To read OMLO’s initial alert describing how the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) provides for temporary premium assistance for Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA) continuation coverage, please click here. COBRA ...... Read More

June 8, 2021

Workers May Remove Masks in Certain Workplace Settings Under Revised COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards Recommended by California Workplace Safety Board

Update as of June 10, 2021: California’s Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (“Cal/OSHA Board”) has withdrawn the proposed revisions to the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (“Emergency Standards”) adopted last week. With California Governor Gavin ...... Read More

June 3, 2021

Governor Newsom’s Office Announces Continued Brown Act Flexibility After June 15th Reopening

On June 2nd, Governor Newsom’s office announced that Executive Order N-29-20 will remain in effect beyond the June 15th reopening plan, in an effort to help cities and local governments prepare for in-person public meetings ...... Read More

June 2, 2021

Michael Campion Successfully Represents Foothill Municipal Water District on Employment Matter

Michael Campion, of OMLO, successfully represented the Foothill Municipal Water District Board of Directors, obtaining a judgment denying petition for writ of mandate from the Superior Court of the State of California County of Los ...... Read More

May 26, 2021

Tom Madruga’s Article “Where Do We Go From Here?” Published in the Daily Journal

OMLO Partner Thomas M. Madruga’s article “Where Do We Go From Here?” was recently published by the Los Angeles & San Francisco Daily Journal. In the article, Madruga considers whether the current legal system is ...... Read More

May 25, 2021

Tom Madruga Represents Compton Unified in Landmark Case to Eliminate UC Regents’ Use of “Discriminatory” Standardized Tests

OMLO Partner Thomas M. Madruga successfully represented Compton Unified School District in a groundbreaking lawsuit seeking to prevent the University of California (UC) from considering standardized test scores, including the SAT and ACT, as part of ...... Read More

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