Employment Law

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

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 Forbes.com 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

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