IAML Insights

June 14, 2019

Happy Father's Day weekend! How much do you know about the rights of dads in the workplace? Take our quiz and find out! As always, the answers appear immediately after the questions, so you can cheat all you want, as long as your cheating doesn't disturb Dad's well-deserved Father's Day nap. And if you make it to the end, we'll have A Major Award...

June 13, 2019

It sounds dreamy doesn’t it? The other morning on my drive to work, I heard a story on the radio program Marketplace about four day workweeks.  According to the most recent Marketplace – Edison Research Poll, nearly two-thirds of the workers polled said they would prefer a four day workweek with ten hour days over the...

June 11, 2019

“It’s 2019. All of our employees have been on Facebook for years. Many are also on Twitter, and Instagram, and … We don’t need to do any social media training.”If you’ve had these thoughts or internal conversations, allow me to offer Exhibit 1 as to why you are wrong. Texas district votes to fire teacher who tried to report undocumented...

June 10, 2019

It is prime time of the year for hiring “interns.” They usually are high school, college or even graduate students looking for work experience. Certain interns may be unpaid (the analysis of whether interns must be paid is an important issue but beyond the scope of this blog post). However, many companies provide paid internships. If the interns...

June 07, 2019

Eww. In Canada, sex addiction is apparently not a disability. (Whether it is under the Americans with Disabilities Act remains to be seen, but I don't think so.) A labor arbitrator has upheld the termination of an employee in Halifax, Nova Scotia, who was fired for . . . er . . . um . . . well . . .  . . . that thing that they used to say...

June 06, 2019

Over at her employee-rights blog, Screw You Guys, I’m Going Home, attorney Donna Ballman asks, “Is is time to terminate at-will employment laws?“Well, Donna, there’s no need to terminate these laws; they are already dead.I hear it all the time from clients. “Aren’t we an at-will employer? We paid you for that handbook that says so....