IAML Insights

January 02, 2019

Developing a paid sick and safe time (PSST) policy that complies universally – or at the very least with two laws – has become increasingly challenging. Without fail, and despite some overlap, each new law seems to contain one provision that could interfere with the goal of establishing uniform practices. To test that theory, we reviewed the basic...

December 31, 2018

While most of us rarely think about rubella – a largely forgotten disease that should have disappeared with the “MMR” vaccine – it was the focus of a recent Eighth Circuit decision this month. If you are asking yourself how this largely forgotten illness has anything to do with employment, we will tell you: because for Janice Hustvet, it resulted...

December 28, 2018

Q. We use the tip credit for servers who work in our restaurant. When service is slow, we ask our servers to pitch in with other jobs around the restaurant, like sweeping up the dining room and cleaning the restroom. Can we still take the tip credit for time that our servers spend working on these tasks? A. Short answer: it depends. Long...

December 27, 2018

“He’s making a list and checking it twice. He’s going to find out who’s naughty or nice… performance evaluations are…” Coming to town? Indeed. The end of year is not only holiday season, but also the time of year when a number of employers complete performance evaluations of their employees. Just like gift giving, the...

December 26, 2018

Employers frequently use written warnings as part of their formal progressive discipline policies. How and when to use these warnings can sometimes be tricky. Below are answers to some frequently asked questions on written warnings and crafting compliant discipline policies. Q. What elements should an employer include in a written warning, and how...

December 24, 2018

Dear Santa, We all got together and put together our wish-list for your visit.  We realize it’s been a fascinating year on the Labor & Employment front.  And we don’t want to seem greedy (and end up on the naughty list) in light of all the recent developments in Labor & Employment law that have started to level the playing field...