Legal Updates

Legal Update Memo No. 02-2021(CC) REVISED – Mandating Vaccinations for Employees (CCD)

Currently, there is no mandatory vaccination requirement from either the state or federal government. According to California For All, presently the state “hope[s] that once Californians find out how safe and effective the COVID-19 vaccines are, they will voluntarily opt to receive them.” This Legal Update addresses the question of whether a public employer, such as community college districts, may mandate that its employees receive the COVID-19 vaccination.

Legal Update Memo No. 03-2021 REVISED – Mandating Vaccinations for Employees (K-12)

Currently, there is no mandatory vaccination requirement from either the state or federal government. According to California For All, presently the state “hope[s] that once Californians find out how safe and effective the COVID-19 vaccines are, they will voluntarily opt to receive them.” This Legal Update addresses the question of whether a public employer, such as a local educational agency (“LEA”), may mandate that its employees receive the COVID-19 vaccination.

Legal Update Memo No. 02-2021 – CDPH Issues New Sweeping Schools Guidance (K-12)

On January 14, 2021, the California Department of Public Health (“CDPH”) issued a 50-page COVID-19 and Reopening In-Person Instruction Framework & Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools in California, 2020-2021 School Year (“Guidance”). This Guidance consolidates and supersedes prior CDPH schools guidance, and updates CDPH’s COVID-19 and Reopening In-Person Learning Framework for Schools dated July 17, 2020. All public and private schools in California (Local Education Agencies “LEAs”) must comply with this public health directive.

Legal Update Memo No. 01-2021(CC) – Social Media and the Brown Act – AB 992 Clarifies Permissible Social Media Use by Public Officials (CCD)

AB 992 took effect on January 1, 2021 amending the Brown Act with an aim to provide clarity on the actions public officials can and cannot take on social media. As the legislative analysis of the bill noted, whether it will achieve the right balance between constitutional and statutory public access requirements and the free flow of communication remains unclear.

Legal Update Memo No. 01-2021 – Social Media and the Brown Act – AB 992 Clarifies Permissible Social Media Use by Public Officials (K-12)

AB 992 took effect on January 1, 2021 amending the Brown Act with an aim to provide clarity on the actions public officials can and cannot take on social media. As the legislative analysis of the bill noted, whether it will achieve the right balance between constitutional and statutory public access requirements and the free flow of communication remains unclear.

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