IAML Insights

December 04, 2018

Back in 2012, the EEOC issued BNSF a “Commissioner’s Charge,” saying it would investigate purported ADA violations by the railroad.  For several years, BNSF cooperated with the EEOC’s numerous information requests.  During the investigation, BNSF provided the EEOC with the names of 54 BNSF employees, but only after receiving written...

December 03, 2018

The dishes are done, the leftovers are gone, and you are back at work.  Were new laws enacted while you were conked out in a tryptophan-induced nap?  Keep reading for all the November updates about the minimum wage, tips, and overtime. Preheat the Oven to 2019: With only one month remaining in 2018, employers must prepare for 2019....

November 30, 2018

On November 16, 2018, Representative Joe Courtney (D-CT) introduced House Resolution 7141, the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act. The bill would force the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to issue an interim final rule on workplace violence requiring “certain employers in the...

November 29, 2018

As the holidays rapidly approach, employers are typically preparing for office festivities. This year, however, employers are noticeably less interested in holiday work parties. According to a recent study, roughly two-thirds of companies intend to host a holiday party—the lowest number since the recession. Approximately 27 percent of...

November 27, 2018

'Tis the season for giving. What's the oddest holiday gift an employer has ever given you? For the employees of one Wisconsin company, the answer might just be a handgun.From the Appleton Post-Crescent: A local business that produces glassware embedded with bullets recently decided to give every employee a handgun as a Christmas present...

November 26, 2018

What are you thankful for this year? Here is my list. No. 1. Absence of drama. Admittedly, the political scene has had more than its share of drama, but from a labor and employment law standpoint, this year has been blissfully uneventful. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued a Strategic Enforcement Plan that was...