Stick to the Schedule: Los Angeles Imposes Significant New Requirements on Retail Employers

On November 22, 2022, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously passed the Fair Work Week Ordinance (“FWWO”). Set to take effect in April 2023, the new law imposes significant requirements on retail employers in the City of Los Angeles with respect to both scheduling and hiring. It follows in the footsteps of similar predictive scheduling laws already […]

Today I am getting married.

Many of you do not know me personally. I have been married once before. I was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico in the 60’s. I miss the soft sand, beautiful beaches and its people and food. When I arrived in California, I came alone, no family, no friends. Another adventure because I am not […]

Conducting Formal Racial Equity Audits in the Workplace

Companies have increasingly turned to formal racial equity audits to identify and address systemic bias and discrimination. Typically, a third-party or external law firm conducts a racial equity audit for a company by evaluating its policies, procedures, and practices. For instance, the auditor may look at the company’s recruiting, interviewing, hiring, promotion, and retention processes. […]

Can Rap Music in the Workplace Create a Hostile Work Environment?

Is the playing of obscene and misogynistic rap music in the workplace discriminatory on the basis of sex if it offends women? A former Tesla employee has asked the U.S. District Court for Nevada to answer “yes” to that question after filing suit against her former employer alleging that, among other things, the obscene and misogynistic rap […]