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, www.davisbrownlaw.com/IowaEmploymentLaw.
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Over the last couple weeks, we have looked at the Iowa Civil Rights Commission procedure for employers when current or former employees allege discrimination in the workplace. There are a few things important for employers to consider as they respond to an ICRC complaint: handling of documentation and your responsibilities to protect the complainant and any other employees who support the complaint. Read More »
The point that many employers fear - receiving a complaint from the Iowa Civil Rights Commission. An employee has alleged that they have been a subject to discrimination in your workplace. Last week, we covered the initial complaint. This week, we are looking at the outcome of that initial action, the Initial Determination.
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Public attention around the #TimesUp movement has propelled new tax legislation - Section 13307 in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed by Congress earlier this year. This new law is designed to eliminate tax benefits for secret settlements. Read More »
When an employer receives an official notice from the Iowa Civil Rights Commission or any other agency, it can cause a slight elevation of blood pressure and potentially a drop in your stomach as you open the envelope to see pages and pages of documentation. Read More »
Employers sponsoring wellness plans may see changes to the regulations authorizing these programs over the next year in light of a recent federal district court decision. Read More »
On Thursday, December 14, the National Labor Relations Board overturned two Obama-era decisions favoring employee and union rights over reasonable business decisions. Read More »
Who knew you could pick up employee management lessons from the TV show Project Runway? Read More »
Many employers faced with an employment termination decision look for the simplest process for termination, one that causes the least hardship for the employee and mitigates the most litigation risk for the employer, but the easy-way can sometimes cost you more than you are willing to pay. Read More »
There are some amazing opening lines in literature, "Call me Ishmael," in Moby Dick, and "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times," in A Tale of Two Cities. But, "you're fired," while memorable, isn't quite as clever and simply doesn't have the same resonance. Read More »
In a post last week, we covered some of the implications of allowing an employee to resign rather than be terminated. House File 291, signed into law earlier this year by Governor Branstad greatly impacts public employers and has implications for terminations and resignations. Read More »
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