IAML Insights

November 02, 2018

With just days to go before the 2018 midterm elections, candidates are sending out their final pleas for voters’ endorsements and employers are taking steps to ensure that their employees have the ability to voice their choice.  According to electionday.org, nearly 60% of voting-eligible Americans did not vote in the last midterm elections,...

November 01, 2018

Employers will face fewer significant regulations in the coming year, according to the Trump administration's Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions ("regulatory agenda"). Released on October 17, 2018, the fall regulatory agenda outlines each agency's rulemaking efforts at any stage in the process—from requests for information to...

October 31, 2018

Rosemary's Baby, the classic 1968 horror film, tells the story of a pregnant woman who (spoiler alert: correctly) assumes that a satanic cult wants her baby. What does Rosemary's Baby have to do with employment law?In honor of Halloween, I bring you the story of Irving Cortez-Hernandez, a "Catholic-Satanist" who prayed to the Devil for...

October 29, 2018

Not sure where you stand on this, but I’m always game for a good employer smack down on FMLA abuse. This smack down comes courtesy of the City of Chicago. You know, the City of Big Shoulders, the Second City (to no one), the Windy City [little known fact: the nickname “Windy City” comes not from the cold winds that blow...

October 26, 2018

How dare they defend themselves! Apparently, public relations and Human Resources professionals, and lawyers, should not represent employers and accused individuals in matters related to sexual harassment. And women shouldn't stick up for them. We're all just members of the "Sexual Harassment Defense Industrial Complex." According to an...

October 25, 2018

You would do well to remember just how fluid is gender"Second Wave Goodbye," War on WomenAccording to the New York Times, the Trump administration is poised to wage war on transgender rights. The Trump administration is considering narrowly defining gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth….The Department of...