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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When a business acquires the assets of a unionized facility there are very few options for continuing operations of the business with the same employees without assuming the obligation to bargain with the union. Read More »
I've been to a lot of baby showers lately where it seems like the parents-to-be are showered with as much advice as they are gifts. HR is in a similar situation: advice cascades from people about how to manage employees, how to address problems, and how to apply the latest and greatest new theory to HR management. Read More »
Q: Can I keep an employee home if they have been exposed to the measles? Do I have to pay them?
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With a growing number of registered Medical Cannabidiol cardholders in Iowa, many employers are questioning if their hiring and drug-free workplace policies and practices need to be updated. Read More »
Last year, the Iowa legislature made significant changes to Iowa Code Chapter 20, the Public Employment Relations Act. The most significant is the scope of bargaining for certain public sector employees. Read More »
EDCOR notices are triggered when an employer has at least one name and Social Security Number (SSN) combination submitted on Form W-2 that does not match SSA records. Read More »
Perception can be a powerful tool, either to motivate or to damage. In a rapidly changing social environment, failing to understand how perceptions are changing or how specific images or words affect others can have an extremely damaging effect on your company, whether through loss of clients or claims of discrimination. Read More »
On March 14 the Department of Labor issued several opinion letters. Of particular concern was FMLA 2019-1-A which addresses designating paid leave as FMLA. Read More »
In addition to fundamental contract law, the language within an employment contract can, directly or indirectly, give rise to other issues including wage laws, taxation, discrimination, corporate law, confidentiality, non-competition, and employee benefits. Read More »
When drafting executive agreements, it is easy to focus almost exclusively on benefits and wages, the popular areas, without properly addressing some of the legal concerns that have grown over the last several years. Read More »
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