IAML Insights

March 27, 2019

Harassment claims continue to dominate the legal news, but the Second Circuit recently reminded us that workplace harassment extends far beyond sex and gender. The Circuit recently joined several sister circuits recognizing that a plaintiff can pursue a claim for harassment based on disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”),...

March 25, 2019

Know where your rights as an employer begin and end. A federal judge refused this week to dismiss a "cyber privacy" lawsuit, providing some good lessons for employers. Most employers have policies giving them the right to monitor employees' activities while using the employer's computer systems. But even so, the employer's rights aren't unlimited...

March 22, 2019

On March 19, 2019, Facebook settled several lawsuits brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Communications Workers of America, and various housing groups related to the placement of employment advertisements on Facebook’s website aimed at selected users based on their age or gender. Generally, employment advertisements are...

March 21, 2019

Every one of you employs at least one of these employees — you know, the one who: requests medical leave because of, let’s say, his uromysitisis poisoning(clearly, an FMLA-qualifying condition); butwants to use his accrued paid leave instead of tapping into FMLA?He might even get indignant, insisting that the law allows him to choose...

March 20, 2019

At least, not directly. Can an employee sue her employer’s payroll services provider for alleged violations of California’s wage and hour laws? According to a recent decision from the California Supreme Court, the answer is no. In Goonewardene v. ADP, LLC, the Court decided that former employee Sharmalee Goonewardene could not sue her...

March 19, 2019

The New York City Council recently passed two bills addressing lactation rooms for breastfeeding mothers. The first bill, Int. No. 879-A, requires employers with four or more employees to provide lactation room accommodations for breastfeeding individuals. The second bill, Int. No. 905-A, requires covered employers to implement a written...