IAML Insights

November 29, 2018

As the holidays rapidly approach, employers are typically preparing for office festivities. This year, however, employers are noticeably less interested in holiday work parties. According to a recent study, roughly two-thirds of companies intend to host a holiday party—the lowest number since the recession. Approximately 27 percent of...

November 27, 2018

'Tis the season for giving. What's the oddest holiday gift an employer has ever given you? For the employees of one Wisconsin company, the answer might just be a handgun.From the Appleton Post-Crescent: A local business that produces glassware embedded with bullets recently decided to give every employee a handgun as a Christmas present...

November 26, 2018

What are you thankful for this year? Here is my list. No. 1. Absence of drama. Admittedly, the political scene has had more than its share of drama, but from a labor and employment law standpoint, this year has been blissfully uneventful. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued a Strategic Enforcement Plan that was...

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...