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Davis Brown Employment and Labor Law Blog

The Davis Brown Employment and Labor Law Blog provides Iowa human resources directors and employers with the latest on employment law matters, including the FMLA, ADAAA, civil rights, PTO, unemployment claims and more.  Learn more about Davis Brown's Employment Law and Labor Relations Department,

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PTO Payouts in Uncertain Times - April 3, 2020

As the pandemic progresses, employers are facing questions and issues with their PTO payout programs. Read More »


Regular Rate - DOL Issues Opinion Letters - April 2, 2020

The DOL, in addition to dealing with COVID response matters, continues its regular work and issued three new opinion letters regarding the calculation of regular rate. Read More »


Fight the COVID-19 Virus, Not Employee Protected Speech - April 2, 2020

With the ongoing issues employers face dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, employers should remember that employees are still free to comment on social media or even talk to reporters on your response or issues you're facing. on Read More »


Employer Paid Leave Policy for Families First Coronavirus Response Act - April 1, 2020

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act is effective April 1. Here is an employer policy template. Read More »


Don't Forget to Document - March 31, 2020

Businesses taking advantage of the new governmental supports should make sure to gather and keep the documentation required for eligibility. Read More »


Historic CARES Act Signed into Law Creating New Unemployment Program - March 30, 2020

Employers have a new avenue to support workers affected by the pandemic with the Relief Workers Affected by Coronavirus Act. Read More »


Three Pressing FFCRA Questions and Answers - March 30, 2020

The DOL continues to add to its explanatory Q/A for the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, adding new answers to pressing questions. Read More »


Current Status of Iowa Workers' Compensation Claims - March 25, 2020

With concerns about the Coronavirus, employers and insurance carriers are dealing with the consequences to their existing, litigated workers' compensation matters as well as potential claims made as a result of the Coronavirus. Read More »


DOL Issues Guidance for COVID-19 Leave Policies - March 25, 2020

The DOL issued partial regulations and guidance for the emergency FMLA and paid sick leave laws under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Read More »


HR Quick Take: EEOC Updated Guidance - March 23, 2020

Q: Has the EEOC issued any guidance during the pandemic? Read More »


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