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IAML Insights

March 02, 2018

Porn and the FMLA. This has all the makings of one big, fat men’s soap opera. Johnnie Walker was a longtime police officer with the Pocatello Police Department, and he was tasked with investigating Scott and several other members of the police department’s administrative team because these jokers allegedly were accessing porn on their work...

March 01, 2018

If you are a small business owner, pay attention. Today’s update on the issue of joint employment will be one of the most important things you read this year.Joint employment has been on a bit of a roller coaster ride at the NLRB over the past few months.Today, I’m going to sort it all out for you, and try to explain where we might be headed next....

February 28, 2018

What can we learn from Major League Baseball’s currently unemployed players? Employee satisfaction has become increasingly important as employees expect fulfillment in their careers (both financially and with work-life balance programs and benefits). Whether unionized or not, it is important to analyze a company’s culture and the industry to...

February 27, 2018

Consider this scenario.Employer and Employee have a good-faith dispute over whether Employer owes Employee for unpaid overtime for time Employee spent traveling.Employee sues.Court awards Employee $608.08 for unpaid overtime (doubled to $1,216.16 as liquidated damages).So far, this all seems kosher.Then, however, Employee files his petition for...

February 26, 2018

Have I missed any? A recent poll of 2,000 American workers said that people have an average of about 60 bad days a year. (People actually keep track of such things? And, define "bad.") Of those 60-some bad days a year, 80 percent are reportedly due to work-related stress. Maybe the other 20 percent fall on the weekends. Or holidays . . .According...

February 23, 2018

As we previously posted, gender discrimination issues have been a hot topic at the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”). Now, it seems the NLRB is even more on board the #metoo movement – but with a twist, sexual harassment by unions. On February 20, 2018, the NLRB in ILA Local 28(Ceres Gulf, Inc.) (NLRB 2018) issued a very concise, but...