Brett A. Overby

Brett A. Overby Associate

Brett Overby is an Associate in Liebert Cassidy Whitmore’s San Diego office, where she provides assistance to clients in matters pertaining to labor, employment, and education law. Her career background has a strong foundation in the public sector area. Brett has experience in all aspects of litigation services, including: attending strategy meetings, depositions, settlement negotiations, and civil trials.

Prior to joining Liebert Cassidy Whitmore, Brett interned at the Chula Vista City Attorney’s Office where she gained experience in laws and regulations concerning public agencies and charter cities, drafting discovery documents, and drafting documents to inform council members of impending and ongoing litigation matters.  In addition, Brett interned in the Legal Services Division of the Sweetwater Union High School District where she gained experience in California and federal law concerning public education including the Educational Employment Relations Act (EERA) and Title IX.   

Professional and Community Involvement

Brett is a member of the California Council of School Attorneys (CCSA).

Jan 19, 2021

What Schools Need to Know about the New CDPH Consolidated Guidance for K-12 Schools

On Thursday, January 14, 2021, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued new guidance for K-12 schools, titled “COVID-19 and Reopening In-Person Instruction Framework and Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools in California, 2020-2021 School Year.  The K-12 School Guidance does not modify or supersede the Guidance Related to Cohorts for Children and Youth, but does supersede: (1) the COVID-19 Industry Guidance: Schools and School-Based Programs; (2) the COVID and Reopening In Person Framework for K-12 Schools in California, 2020-2021 School Year; (3) the Elementary Education Waiver process and the associated School Waiver Letter and Cover Form and Local Health Officer Waiver Notice Form; and (4) CPDH Schools Frequently Asked Questions.

Jan 15, 2021

New K-12 Schools Reopening In-Person Framework and Updated Guidance Issued

On January 14, 2021, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), issued new 50-page guidance, titled COVID-19 and Reopening Instruction Framework and Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools, which serves as both an update and a consolidation of previous K-12 school-related guidance issued by the CDPH and Cal/OSHA.  The updated guidance supersedes the following previously issued guidance, orders, and FAQs: (1) COVID-19 Industry Guidance: Schools and School-Based Programs (first published in May of 2020 and last updated on August 3, 2020); (2) The COVID and Reopening In Person Framework for K-12 Schools in California, 2020-2021 School Year (issued on July 17, 2020); (3) The Elementary Education Waiver process and the associated School Waiver Letter and Cover Form and Local Health Officer Waiver Notice Form (all issued on August 3, 2020); and (4) CPDH Schools Frequently Asked Questions (first issued on August 3, 2020).  This guidance does not modify or supersede the Guidance Related to Cohorts for Children and Youth (first issued on August 25, 2020 and last updated September 4, 2020). 

Dec 17, 2020

Governor Issues Executive Order Revising Cal/OSHA Quarantine Guidance

On December 14, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-84-20 (the “Order”), addressing a number of issues related to COVID-19 and the present public health emergency.

Sep 28, 2020

Department of Labor Issues Revised Regulations Concerning the Families First Coronavirus Response Act – September 14, 2020

On September 11, 2020, the Department of Labor ("DOL") announced three revisions it was making to the regulations concerning the Families First Coronavirus Response Act ("FFCRA") (29 C.F.R. § 826.) The revised regulations will take effect on September 16, 2020. 

Sep 25, 2020

Department of Labor Issues Revised Regulations Concerning the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

On September 11, 2020, the Department of Labor ("DOL") announced three revisions it is making to the regulations concerning the Families First Coronavirus Response Act ("FFCRA") (29 C.F.R. § 826.) The revised regulations took effect on September 16, 2020.

Sep 11, 2020

California Department of Public Health Updates Guidance Related to Cohorts

On Friday, September 4, 2020, the California Department of Public Health (“CDPH”) revised its Guidance Related to Cohorts  (“Cohorting Guidance”), which it originally released on August 25, 2020.

The Cohorting Guidance is intended to provide guidance for the use of small “cohorts” and groups of children and youth in order to deliver necessary in-person child supervision and limited instruction, targeted support services, and facilitation of distance learning in small group environments for a specified subset of children and youth. This “Cohorting Guidance,” applies to children and youth who attend or participate in controlled, supervised and indoor environments that are operated by local educational agencies, nonprofit organizations or other authorized providers, including public and private schools, child-care facilities, organized and supervised care, recreational programs, youth groups, before and after school programs, and day camps.

2 March 2021
Consortium Trainings

Caught in the Middle: When Family Struggles Cause School Troubles

Builders of Jewish Education Consortium Webinar
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19 January 2021
Consortium Trainings

Managing the Marginal Employee

Builders of Jewish Education Webinar
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20 October 2020
Consortium Trainings

The Right to Privacy under Federal and California Law

ACSI Consortium Webinar
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