Daniel Cassidy Celebrates Fifty Years of Practicing Law

Daniel Cassidy Celebrates Fifty Years of Practicing Law

Liebert Cassidy Whitmore would like to congratulate Daniel C. Cassidy on celebrating fifty years of practicing law.  Dan, a founding partner of Liebert Cassidy Whitmore, is among the most experienced and accomplished practitioners in the fields of public sector labor relations, negotiations and employment law.

May 22, 2020 Published Articles

Medical Marijuana For School Students? It's Now Authorized in California

Partner Frances Rogers and Associate Kate S. Im authored the Santa Monica Observer article, "Medical Marijuana for Students? It's Now Authorized in California," discussing SB 223, new legislation allowing California school districts, charter schools, and county offices of education, to adopt a policy allowing a parent or guardian to dispense prescribed forms of cannabis to their student on school grounds.

May 21, 2020 Blog Posts

Is This Being Recorded? Navigating FERPA in the Virtual Classroom

When the COVID-19 outbreak reached California, schools throughout the state converted traditional classes to a distance education model for millions of students seemingly overnight. Distance education programs rely on a combination of websites, programs/applications, and other technologies to deliver content, facilitate communication, administer exams, and more. Video conferencing applications (e.g., Zoom) with screen sharing features allow educators to recreate live classes online and have become invaluable remote teaching tools. This sudden and unprecedented reliance on these technologies raises urgent questions regarding student privacy and specifically pupil records.

May 21, 2020 Special Bulletins

Small Business Administration (“SBA”) Releases Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) Loan Forgiveness Application

On May 15, 2020, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) issued its Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) Loan Forgiveness Application and related instructions.  Organizations that received a PPP Loan must complete this Application and submit it to their lender to apply for forgiveness of that PPP Loan.  The Application and related instructions can be found here.

May 19, 2020 Published Articles

US Department of Education Releases Final Title IX Rules

Partner Pilar Morin, Senior Counsel David Urban and Associate Jenny Denny authored an article for Daily Journal discussing new regulations under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

May 14, 2020 Special Bulletins

Safe Harbor Deadline to Return PPP Loans Further Extended From May 14 to May 18

On April 24, 2020, the SBA gave an option to borrowers who applied for a Payroll Protection Program (“PPP”) loan on or before April 23, 2020 – but who were now questioning whether they could make a good faith certification that they needed the loan to support ongoing operations – to return the loan proceeds by May 7, 2020.  A PPP loan borrower who repaid the loan in full by May 7, 2020, would be automatically deemed by the SBA to have made the required good faith certifications regarding their need for the PPP loan.

May 14, 2020 Blog Posts

Working From Home + Homeschooling – A Journey During A Pandemic

I’ve been working from home since March 16, 2020 when my children’s school closed.  I am not alone – with the COVID-19 pandemic and safer at home orders, many employees across the country have been working from home.  While restrictions may be easing, without schools reopening, many parents are balancing their roles as teachers, parents, and employees.