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What will normal look like post-pandemic? A message from our CEO, Sheila McIlnay

2020-06-18T17:33:48+00:00June 18th, 2020|Diversity, Staffing and Payroll|

Your laid off and furloughed employees are coming back.  Now what? Maybe you can just slide back into the exact same work environment before the pandemic.  This article is not for you, and congratulations. But, if you are like most of us (and IPM is a 28 year old business) where and how to

Supporting Workers (and their Employers) with Emotional Support Animals (ESA)

2019-07-03T14:01:21+00:00July 1st, 2019|Employment Law, News, Staffing and Payroll|

In almost 30 years of working within national and international high-end recruiting and contract labor management, our IPM team has dealt with specially trained service animals, various ADA accommodations and federal regulations, and all the attendant human issues. But recently we were faced with an “Emotional Support Animal” (ESA), as opposed to a certified

WBENC Brings Leaders Together in Baltimore

2019-06-24T18:23:55+00:00June 24th, 2019|Community & Volunteering|

Independent Professional Management has been a member and supporter of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) since we launched our company in 1992. Our founder and CEO, Sheila McIlnay knew the importance of accessing the resources and expertise that organizations like WBENC provide their members. "Most new business owners initially think of local resources

Growing Relationships in Central Florida

2019-06-24T17:42:04+00:00March 29th, 2019|Community & Volunteering, Diversity, News|

IPM and our sister company, IPMAS, continue to establish partners and relationships in Polk County, Florida. Our nearly 30 years in business has taught us that there is no better way to learn about a community than through the business owners. And we all know, the best place to engage with business owners is

Another Company Gets Dinged By the Fair Labor Standards Act

2018-08-22T18:57:27+00:00August 22nd, 2018|Employment Law, Staffing and Payroll, Uncategorized|

A news release from the The Department of Labor highlights the findings of an investigation into violations of overtime and record keeping provisions of the Fair Labor Stands Act (FLSA) against Planet Direct Mail. Planet Direct Mail was forced to pay $355,672 in back wages and damages to 73 employees plus extensive penalties. The Department

The Confusion over 1099 Independent Contractors Continues

2018-05-31T17:15:44+00:00May 31st, 2018|Employment Law, News, Staffing and Payroll|

Thanks to for keeping the business world updated on employment issues that could easily get lost in the world news of the week. They recently reported on the landmark decision of Dynamex Operations West, Inc v. Superior Court of Los Angeles, No. S222732, where the California Supreme Court announced new testing criteria for determining

2018 Go For The Greens Conference a Success

2018-03-13T14:37:32+00:00March 13th, 2018|Community & Volunteering, Press Releases, Uncategorized|

Go For The Greens Rises Above Hurricane Irma Challenges The IPM and IPMAS executive team recently returned from a successful Go For the Greens Conference, one that almost didn't happen. The original conference, which was to be the 10th anniversary conference, was schedule to take place in Orlando during the aftermath of Hurricane

Announcing our newest office in Central Florida

2018-02-13T23:02:05+00:00February 13th, 2018|News, Press Releases, Staffing and Payroll|

IPM and IPMAS are excited to announce the opening of our newest office. We have partnered with My Office & More to have a brick and mortar office space in Lakeland, Florida. As our client portfolio continues to grow in central Florida, it made great business sense to have a consistent place to meet and

IPM Team Provides Assistance During Harvey

2017-10-04T16:28:56+00:00September 26th, 2017|Community & Volunteering, News, Uncategorized|

As the month anniversary of Harvey’s devastation on the southeast Texas coast and the Houston area in particular approaches, we reflected in a team meeting today how proud we are to live and work in the greater Houston community. During the height of the crisis our business’ emergency response plans were proven again to

Do Non-Compete Clauses Hurt Growth?

2017-09-18T20:12:00+00:00September 18th, 2017|Business Improvement, Employment Law, Staffing and Payroll, Uncategorized|

IPM’s View of Non-Compete Clauses in the Workplace Today. A recent New York Times article stated that non-compete agreements are becoming much more widespread in today’s employment arena. The logic, especially true in our IT environment, is that “data” and “knowledge” have become increasingly important to protect in the competitive marketplace. However, IPM has always