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IAML Insights

March 13, 2018

On March 6, 2018, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit challenging California’s Immigrant Worker Protection Act (Assembly Bill 450), among other laws designed to limit the extent state law enforcement and prisons may cooperate with the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  The DOJ’s...

March 12, 2018

On March 6, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced a new pilot program, the Payroll Audit Independent Determination (“PAID”) program, which encourages employers to self-report inadvertent overtime and minimum wage violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).  The program, which is expected to launch in April...

March 09, 2018

One of our employees noticed bedbugs in our office. Word is getting around, and people are freaking out. Based on where we found them, we believe we can identify the employee who introduced them to the workplace. What do we do now?                    ...

March 08, 2018

In what may be the greatest (or, depending on your perspective, worst) employee mistake of all time, the Utah State Bar emailed a photo of a topless woman to more than 11,000 of its members. For its part, the Bar has apologized, and has said it is investigating how the incident occurred and will publicize its findings. ...

March 07, 2018

Incremental "tweaks" might be the best course for employers. According to an article in Bloomberg BNA's Daily Labor Report (paid subscription required to access), employers are beginning to scale back their drug testing programs -- especially employers in states that have legalized marijuana use. In one study cited in the...

March 05, 2018

Yo, I’ll tell you what I want, what I really really want. So, tell me what you want, what you really really want. From “Wannabe” by the Spice Girls Are financial rewards the best way to motivate employees? In employee/employer survey after survey over the last 70 years, there has been a continuing disconnect between what employers think...