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Fall Welcomes New Changes

Posted by Sarita Patel | Sep 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

Fall Welcomes New Changes As most schools are back in person for the fall, this year will bring continued and additional changes for many of our clients.  Parker & Covert welcomes many changes this fall as well. Attorney Stacy L. Toledo has been promoted to partner.  Stacy will continu...


Posted by Maryela Martinez | Sep 03, 2021 | 0 Comments

On August 24, 2021, the United States Department of Education's (“Department”) Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (“OSERS”) issued a letter acknowledging that children with disabilities and their families have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic compared to the...

Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policies Gain Support

Posted by Sarita Patel | Aug 11, 2021 | 0 Comments

As schools and colleges prepare to open their campuses for the coming school and academic year, mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies are being implemented with increasing frequency. These policies are prompted not only by an increase in COVID-19 cases across California, specifically due to the...

Three Main Practices to Establish When Responding to a Public Records Act Request

Posted by Unknown | Jun 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

Because of the breadth of records that can be requested and the right of the public to inspect records, PRA requests can be challenging to respond to in an organized and efficient manner. Included in this post are three tips to make the process more straightforward, organized, and efficient, producing a better result for both the requester and the public entity.

Senate Bill 95 Provides Extension of COVID-19 Sick Leave

Posted by Alex N. Worthy | Mar 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

On Friday, March 19, 2021, Governor Newsom signed into law Senate Bill 95 (“SB 95”), which provides up to 80 hours of paid sick leave to employees who are unable to work for reasons related to COVID-19.  SB 95 will become effective on March 30, 2021 and will apply retroactively from January 1...

Recent Court of Appeal Decision Clarifies the Scope of Reasonable Accommodation and Interactive Process Claims under the Fair Employment and Housing Act

Posted by Unknown | Mar 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

On November 30, 2020, the California Court of Appeal in Shirvanyan vs. Los Angeles Community College District (2020) 59 Cal. App. 5th 82 [Shirvanyan] held that to succeed on a claim for failure to engage in an interactive process under the Fair Employment and Housing Ac ("FEHA"), an employee is r...

Health and Wellness Tips, Part 2

Posted by Unknown | Feb 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

Health and Wellness Tips, Part 2  When we become stressed, anxious, or frustrated, our bodies tend to clench up and become static. For moments like this, stress balls are a useful mechanism and outlet. The act of squeezing stress balls repeatedly allows our bodies to release tensi...

Health and Wellness Tips, Part 1: Relieving Stress

Posted by Unknown | Jan 05, 2021 | 0 Comments

Stress is perhaps the most common wellness issue, but it's different for everyone. It may be caused by demanding work or school schedules, finances, family life, or long-term health problems. Regardless of cause, the impact is real. Excessive stress may cause headaches, lower energy, sweating, d...

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