IAML Insights

September 21, 2018

A new lawsuit filed by the EEOC is a good guide for employers on what not to do. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a class action lawsuit in federal court in New York against a group of senior care and nursing home facilities. The lawsuit -- which alleges disability and pregnancy discrimination -- was filed on...

September 14, 2018

Like sands through the hourglass... ...so are the days of our work lives.ALL MY SENSITIVITIES You have an employee, Daisy, who is honest as the day is long, but very sensitive. You find out that she reported you to Human Resources because you told her (in a nice, appropriate way) that you liked the dress she was wearing. Daisy reportedly told HR...

September 12, 2018

Hurricane Florence shows no sign of relenting as it barrels toward Virginia and the Carolinas. Forecasters are currently considering Florence a category 4 storm, which could strengthen by the time it makes landfall later this week. Safety and security should be paramount as residents brace for the expected damage. The Federal Emergency Management...

September 11, 2018

Lie detector tests, have been all over the news lately. Reports suggest that Donald Trump wants to administer these examinations to the entire White House staff to identify the author of the anonymous New York Times op-ed.There are no laws prohibiting the White House from using polygraphs in this manner. The federal law that...

September 10, 2018

New York State enacted new legislation in April 2018 targeting workplace sex discrimination and sexual harassment.  The new Section 201-G of the State Labor Law will require all companies that have any employees in New York State to promulgate anti-sexual harassment policies, create and distribute a standard internal complaint form...

September 07, 2018

There are cons, as well as pros. The recent Supreme Court decision in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis -- approving the use of class or collective waivers in arbitration agreements -- was undoubtedly a victory for employers. With a waiver, the employee gives up his or her right to pursue claims against the employer on a class or collective...