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August 18, 2021

COVID-19 Update: Los Angeles Outdoor Masking Requirement for Mega Events

In an effort to slow the increase in and level of transmission of COVID-19 currently being seen in Los Angeles County, the LA County Department of Public Health (“DPH”) has issued an outdoor mask requirement ...... Read More

August 12, 2021

California Requires Workers in K-12 Schools Be Vaccinated or Regularly Tested

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health (“DPH”) have announced new measures to help prevent the further spread of COVID-19 in K-12 schools and to support ...... Read More

August 4, 2021

Update: COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements, Federal and State Civil Rights Laws and Workplace Vaccination Mandates

As discussed in further detail in our previous legal alert, with the vaccine against COVID-19 becoming more readily available, employers have been exploring whether a requirement that employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 would be feasible ...... Read More

July 20, 2021

California State Health Officials Mandate Universal Masking Indoors in K-12 School Settings for the 2021-2022 School Year

On July 12, 2021, two days after the Centers for Disease Control (“CDC”) published its updated recommendations for K-12 schools, the California Department of Public Health (“CDPH”) issued updated COVID-19 Health Guidance for K-12 Schools ...... Read More

July 16, 2021

LA County Will Again Require Indoor Masking to Slow Increase in COVID-19 Cases

To combat a sharp increase in the number of new COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles County, the LA County Department of Public Health has issued an indoor mask requirement beginning Saturday, July 17, at 11:59 ...... Read More

July 12, 2021

Tom Madruga Named to Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2021 “Leaders of Influence: Litigators & Trial Attorneys” List

OMLO is pleased to announce that Tom Madruga has been selected to the Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2021 list of “Leaders of Influence: Litigators & Trial Lawyers.” The LABJ highlighted Tom’s work for several Southern ...... Read More

July 12, 2021

OMLO Proudly Sponsors Inaugural CABSE Institute

OMLO is proud to support the California Association of Black School Educators (CABSE), and the many school districts it represents, most recently as a sponsor of the Inaugural CABSE Institute “Blueprint 2.0 – The National ...... Read More

July 1, 2021

Expiration of “Virtual” Brown Act Meetings on September 30, 2021

On June 11, 2021, Governor Newsom’s office issued Executive Order N-08-21, which specifies that the continued flexibility of certain open meeting requirements under the Brown Act, including the conduct of local agency meetings through electronic ...... Read More

June 30, 2021

Department of Education Announces Title IX Protections Extend to Transgender Students

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights recently issued a Notice of Interpretation (“Notice”) explaining that Title IX’s prohibition on discrimination on the basis of sex will include discrimination based on sexual orientation ...... Read More

June 29, 2021

AB 832: California’s Eviction Moratorium Extension

On June 28, 2021, California’s eviction moratorium extension, known as AB 832, was signed into law by Governor Newsom. AB 832 replaces SB 91 as the operative eviction moratorium legislation in California and affects landlords ...... Read More

June 24, 2021

Supreme Court Rules Student’s Off-Campus Social Media Rant Against School Protected Under First Amendment

For the first time in more than fifty years, the Supreme Court has sided with a student in a free-speech case. On Wednesday, June 23, 2021, in an 8-1 decision, the Supreme Court upheld the ...... Read More

June 21, 2021

Open Meeting Legislative Bills

Last updated June 21, 2021. In March of 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom issued a set of Executive Orders which relaxed certain requirements for the conduct of teleconferenced meetings under the Brown Act (Gov. Code, § ...... Read More