IAML Insights

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....

November 08, 2018

While some races remain undecided, it is clear at this point that Democrats will control the U.S. House of Representatives in the next Congress.  At this writing, House election results show 222 Democrats and 199 Republicans have won their races, with 14 spots undecided.  In the Senate, Republicans have picked up a net of at least two...

November 06, 2018

Approaching the Thanksgiving holiday, many people take time to give thanks for what they have.  This is a good time to remind employers of the positive impact “giving thanks” has on their employees, work environments and their organizations’ cultures. Understandably, employees feel more positive and happy when their efforts and hard work are...

November 05, 2018

Nah. They'll just agree to disagree. Wednesday was the deadline for the U.S. Department of Justice to respond to the petition for certiorari that was filed by R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes in the big transgender discrimination case. As you recall, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued the funeral home under Title VII for...