IAML Insights

March 06, 2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has given tips on how to reform America's tax system, tackle climate change, and improve your skincare routine.  The newly elected representative from the Bronx easily shifts between talking about major social issues and the fashion and beauty choices that she makes, showing that the two...

March 05, 2019

Three central Ohio Sonic restaurants are without employees after their entire staffs walked off the job in protest against new management and its policies.According to The Scioto Post, employees left a handwritten note on the door, reading in part, "Due to terrible management the whole store has quit. The company has been sold to people that...

March 04, 2019

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is the government agency responsible for enforcing the whistleblower retaliation provisions of numerous laws protecting workers in a wide-range of industries. The Sarbanes–Oxley Act of 2002 and the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which contain whistleblower...

March 01, 2019

But it ain't over yet. The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Welfare Committee has voted along party lines to advance some key nominees of President Trump to a full Senate vote. Included in the group are the following (all Republicans): Janet Dhillon, the President's nominee to be chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (originally...

February 28, 2019

The New York City Human Rights Law prohibits employers, housing providers, and providers of public accommodations from discriminating against an individual on the basis of race. The New York City Commission on Human Rights (the “Commission”) issued guidance banning discrimination based on an individual’s hair, specifically the hair and...

February 26, 2019

43 percent of American employees work for companies with 50 or fewer employees. I raise this statistic because it is almost a guarantee that many of these small businesses operate without a dedicated HR department or HR personnel. Earlier this month, the EEOC settled a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit it had brought against several...