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Should Employers Postpone Overtime Overhaul?

Several employers prepared communication plans and made final arrangements for compensation modifications in an effort to comply with the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) overtime rule, which was set to go into effect on December 1, 2016. On November 22, 2016, the DOL’s new rule was preliminarily blocked on a nationwide basis by the U.S. [...]

By | December 5th, 2016|Business Law, Employment Law|

Protection Against Ice Related Slip and Fall Accidents

Iowa is on the cusp between fall and winter. It is this mixed cold weather that brings new snow and ice that will soon melt, thaw, and refreeze. And, of course, with refreezing comes an increased risk of falling due to slippery surfaces. What can you do to protect your business from a personal injury [...]

By | November 18th, 2016|Business Law, General Law, Litigation|

Thank you to all of the men and women who’ve bravely served and are currently serving our country, we thank you. Happy Veteran’s Day!

By | November 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Happy Love Your Lawyer Day!

By | November 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Legal Essentials for Starting a New Business

Have an idea for a new business? With all the energy and optimism to drum up new customers, launch a website, and build the first prototype, it’s easy to put off getting your legal ducks in a row. These 9 easy steps will help you avoid pitfalls down the road and help you scale your [...]

By | October 6th, 2016|Business Law, Employment Law|

Drug Testing in the Workplace

With marijuana legalization spreading, employers are starting to rethink about substance abuse polices and testing. According to a survey conducted by Mashable.com, 9.7% of Americans smoke marijuana before going to work. Surprised? In Iowa, if you’re in the private sector, drug and alcohol testing is optional and an employer can even make it a condition [...]

By | September 15th, 2016|Employment Law, General Law, Regulatory Compliance|

Gronewald Completes West Des Moines Leadership Institute

Sullivan & Ward, P.C. Shareholder, Samantha Gronewald, has recently graduated from the West Des Moines Leadership Institute (“WDMLI”). Now in its 8th year, WDMLI has seen over 300 community leaders go through the program. The West Des Moines Chamber’s leadership program is centered on creating leaders through community training and leadership development. Class members attend [...]

By | August 31st, 2016|Employment Law, Estate Planning, Family Law, Real Estate|

Sullivan & Ward Attorney Selected for Leadership Program

Amanda James, Associate at Sullivan & Ward, P.C. has been selected to participate in the West Des Moines Leadership Institute (“WDMLI”) 2016-2017 Class. The selection process is competitive for each of the 35-40 seats available each year.  Members of the program are a cross-section of professional, business, government, education, religious, civic and non-profit leaders.  Over [...]

By | August 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Mark Landa Again Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

Mark Landa has been chosen to be recognized in the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® for his high caliber work in the practice area of Environmental Law.  Mr. Landa has received this recognition by his peers each year since 2005.  Best Lawyers is based on a national survey involving more than 7.3 [...]

By | August 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Is Your Board Exercising Its Fiduciary Duty?

In today’s challenging environment, being a director on the board for a for-profit business, a nonprofit organization, or a homeowner’s association can be difficult, even for experienced leaders. During difficult financial times, directors and officers and their actions are likely to be under increased scrutiny. Because hindsight is always 20/20, it’s important to know what [...]

By | August 3rd, 2016|Business Law, General Law, Litigation, Trial & Mediation|