IAML Insights

January 10, 2019

The midterm elections that took place in November 2018 have the employer community wondering what to expect in 2019. This article will examine how those elections might impact labor and employment policymaking in 2019. U.S. House of Representatives The most significant change resulting from November’s elections is that Democrats are now in control...

January 09, 2019

Happy New Year! As we turn the calendar to 2019, employers across the country are taking stock of recently-enacted workplace regulations on a wide variety of topics. Employers in the Golden State, in particular, have a lot to juggle: new governor, new legislative session, and dozens of new labor and employment laws taking effect as of January...

January 08, 2019

Yesterday was the start of the first full week of 2019. Which means it's a perfect time to take a step back and review your efforts at HR and employment-law compliance for the coming year.This list is not mean to be complete or exhaustive, but should provide a high level look at the top 20 issues that you should be reviewing this year, and every...

January 07, 2019

On December 21, 2018, the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released an opinion letter, FLSA2018-28, in which it addresses minimum wage and overtime pay requirements for employees with varying average hourly rates. The employer in question calculates pay by multiplying an employee’s time with clients by his or...

January 04, 2019

Employer of the month. Staff at a hair salon in Wuxi in Jiangsu province, China, were expected to sell a quota of hair products each day. If they failed to meet their quotas, what do you think would happen? Progressive counseling, reduced commissions, eventual termination for poor performance? If only! According to the Daily Mail, the...

January 03, 2019

On December 28, 2018, the D.C. Circuit issued its long-awaited decision regarding the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) 2015 decision in Browning-Ferris Industries. Rather than bring clarity to the uncertainty and confusion that the NLRB had created with that 2015 decision—which overturned more than 30 years of...