IAML Insights

November 16, 2018

This case makes my head hurt. A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ruled 2-1 this week that an employer's withdrawal of a job offer to an nurse who had requested a religious accommodation was not tantamount to retaliation. I agree with the outcome, but I'm having a tough time with the court's reasoning. ...

November 15, 2018

The United States is certainly as divided as ever along partisan lines leading up to the November 6, 2018 midterm elections. Many employers across the country are uneasy about managing heated political discussions in their workplaces without running afoul of employment laws. Below are answers to some of employers’ frequently asked questions about...

November 14, 2018

As 2018 draws to a close, employers are looking to the next wave of labor and employment laws and regulations that will take effect in 2019 and beyond. On January 1, and throughout the coming year, employers across the nation must address a host of new or amended federal, state, and/or local obligations. This article summarizes the laws and...

November 13, 2018

On November 8, 2018, the Department of Labor (DOL) gave hospitality employers good news when it retracted its “80/20 rule,” which prevented employers from taking the tip credit when tipped employees spent more than 20 percent of their working time on non-tipped work. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) allows employers to pay their tipped...

November 12, 2018

"At your request, I am submitting my resignation."So wrote now-former Attorney General Jeff Sessions in his resignation letter to President Trump.Yet, no one reasonably believes that Sessions resigned. "At your request, I am submitting my resignation" is a termination, period.Clients ask me all the time, about an at-risk termination. "Jon, what if...

November 09, 2018

We may know by the end of this month. According to a report in yesterday's Bloomberg BNA Daily Labor Report, the Supreme Court will consider, and hopefully decide, on November 30 whether to review lower court decisions addressing whether sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964....