IAML Insights

December 21, 2018

If you have the right answers, you should survive 2019. No. 1: Are you ready for #MeToo, California-style? Take a look at your settlement agreements in cases involving sexual harassment to ensure that they don’t violate the new tax codes and confidentiality rules. Make sure you are up to date on your anti-harassment and anti-bullying...

December 20, 2018

The National Labor Relations Board recently issued a new Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2019 through 2022, extended until January 14, 2019 the comment period on its proposed joint-employer rule, and announced the appointment of Fred B. Jacob as NLRB Solicitor. Strategic Plan In the Strategic Plan, Board Chairman John Ring and General Counsel (GC...

December 19, 2018

The day has finally arrived. It’s time to announce the Worst Employer of 2018. To remind you, we had four finalists in contention for this … (dis)honor: The Murdering Manager — company owner hires two men to rough-up a handyman who was not doing his job, and they accidentally kill him.The Sexist, Racist, Xenophobic, Oh My! — plant...

December 18, 2018

Q. Our company’s busy season is coming up, meaning we will be asking employees to work longer hours. Our non-exempt employees will all receive overtime pay when they work more than 40 hours in a week. Some of them will actually end up earning more per week than some exempt employees. We would like to address this by offering extra pay to our...

December 17, 2018

It’s the end of the year, which means bonus time. Or perhaps instead you want to offer a pay incentive to employees to improve attendance or production?  Take, for instance, a point-based attendance bonus policy in which employees are assessed points for every tardiness or absence (even for FMLA or ADA-covered leave), which, in turn,...

December 14, 2018

The decision could be a big help to recruiters, staffing companies, and employment agencies. When might a recruiter be liable for a discriminatory hiring decision? A federal judge decided this week that an executive recruiter was not responsible for the employer's decision to eliminate a female General Counsel candidate from consideration --...