On March 19, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill (SB) 95 into law.
Signed by Gavin Newsom in September 2020, Assembly Bill 841 (AB 841) created the “School Energy Efficiency Stimulus Program” (the SEES Program) which, in turn, created two new grant programs intended to fund specific air quality, ventilation, energy efficiency, plumbing, and water efficiency improvements.
New Appellate Court Case Holds College Not Required to Hold Live Evidentiary Hearing before Issuing Written Reprimand
The California Court of Appeal has held that a community college's issuance of a written reprimand to a student found in violation of the college's policy against harassment does not entitle the student to a live evidentiary hearing.
On January 14, 2021, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued new guidance (the Guidance) for all of California's local educational agencies (LEAs), including county offices of education, school districts, charter schools, and private school
Update on Timeline for Release of 2020 Census Redistricting Data and Impact On Upcoming CVRA Deadlines
As stated in our February 2021 Client News Brief (link here), the impact of COVID-19 caused the Census Bureau to delay delivery of the 2020 Census apportionment data to the states.
Expiration of Expanded and Supplemental Leave under Federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act and AB 1867
In March of 2020, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was passed by Congress.
Release of the 2020 Census Data, its Relevance under the California Voting Rights Act, and its Impact on Public Agency Elections
In October of 2020, the United States Census Bureau completed "the count" for the 2020 Decennial Census.
Redefining Sex: How the Office of Civil Rights Distinguishes Title VII from Title IX in Relation to Transgender Athletes
The United States Supreme Court's landmark decision in Bostock v. Clayton County Georgia (2020) 590 U.S. __ [140 S.Ct. 1731] is producing ripple effects in the legal community.
The California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board recently adopted new COVID-19 emergency temporary standards. The temporary standards became effective on November 30, 2020, and expire October 2, 2021. The temporary standards apply to almost all employers and places of employment, with very few exceptions.