IAML Insights

March 22, 2019

On March 19, 2019, Facebook settled several lawsuits brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Communications Workers of America, and various housing groups related to the placement of employment advertisements on Facebook’s website aimed at selected users based on their age or gender. Generally, employment advertisements are...

March 21, 2019

Every one of you employs at least one of these employees — you know, the one who: requests medical leave because of, let’s say, his uromysitisis poisoning(clearly, an FMLA-qualifying condition); butwants to use his accrued paid leave instead of tapping into FMLA?He might even get indignant, insisting that the law allows him to choose...

March 20, 2019

At least, not directly. Can an employee sue her employer’s payroll services provider for alleged violations of California’s wage and hour laws? According to a recent decision from the California Supreme Court, the answer is no. In Goonewardene v. ADP, LLC, the Court decided that former employee Sharmalee Goonewardene could not sue her...

March 19, 2019

The New York City Council recently passed two bills addressing lactation rooms for breastfeeding mothers. The first bill, Int. No. 879-A, requires employers with four or more employees to provide lactation room accommodations for breastfeeding individuals. The second bill, Int. No. 905-A, requires covered employers to implement a written...

March 18, 2019

On March 14, 2019, Keith Sonderling, the acting administrator of the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the Department of Labor (DOL) issued an opinion letterclarifying the DOL’s position on designating and taking leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (...

March 15, 2019

And happy St. Patrick's Day weekend! How much were you paying attention to employment law news this week? Take our quiz, and find out! As always, the answers appear at the end of each question, and if you cheat, I'll never know.  For all who participate, there's a pot o' gold at the end of the rainbow!Ready? Here we go! No. 1: One of the...