IAML Insights

January 17, 2019

As we previously reported here, here, here, and here, New York State and New York City passed sweeping laws aimed at combating sexual harassment in the workplace last year. While many requirements of these laws already went into effect in 2018, the annual anti–sexual harassment training requirement under the Stop Sexual...

January 16, 2019

The ad offers two views of men.The first—a boy bullied and called a "sissy," a man grabs at a woman's behind, a businessman condescending to a female employee. During, a voice over notes that men make "the same old excuses": Boys will be boys.Then, vignettes of men doing better—intervening against sexual harassment, being attentive fathers to...

January 15, 2019

As the holiday lights start to fade, we come to one of the most anticipated times of the year – bonus season! Such a happy time. Who doesn’t love getting a bonus, and what employer doesn’t like rewarding good performance with some extra monetary recognition? Bonuses are great, but keep in mind that they also carry some legal obligations. In the...

January 14, 2019

This case will blow your mind. Bonnie O'Daniel was a Human Resources manager (remember that!) at a workplace in Louisiana. One day in April 2016, she went shopping at a well-known national retail store and encountered a transgender woman in the dressing rooms. Ms. O'Daniel took a picture of the transgender woman and posted it to...

January 11, 2019

The Equal Pay Act requires that an employer pay its male and female employees equal pay for equal work. The jobs need not be identical, but they must be substantially equal. Substantial equality is measured by job content, not job titles. The Act is a strict liability law, which means that intent does not matter. If a women is paid less than...

January 10, 2019

The midterm elections that took place in November 2018 have the employer community wondering what to expect in 2019. This article will examine how those elections might impact labor and employment policymaking in 2019. U.S. House of Representatives The most significant change resulting from November’s elections is that Democrats are now in control...