Mark Landa

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About Mark Landa

Mr. Landa graduated from Drake University Law School in 1980. Mr. Landa practices primarily in the areas of environmental and worker safety law.

Iowa Law on Smoking in Vehicles Under Smoke Free Air Act

Iowa Department of Health recently clarified the regulations affecting smoking in vehicles.  Under Iowa’s Smoke free Air Act, smoking is allowed in vehicles that are for the sole use of the driver and are not used by more than one person in the course of employment either as a driver or passenger. Last week I asked [...]

By | July 2nd, 2008|Regulatory Compliance|

Time To File Civil Rights Complaint Lengthened

Starting July 1, 2008 a person who wants to file a civil rights complaint under Iowa law will have 300 Days. The previous filing deadline was 180 days. This change conforms to the federal deferral time-line of 300 days. There is an exception for persons covered by Section 614.8 of the Iowa Code, the mentally [...]

By | June 9th, 2008|Employment Law|

Iowa’s Smokefree Air Regulation Update

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) is in the process of writing Administrative Rules to provide guidance on the enforcement provisions of the recently passed Smoke-free Air Act.  The proposed Administrative rules areposted on the Department's website. The proposed rules will be presented for review to both the Administrative Rules Review Committee and the [...]

By | June 5th, 2008|Regulatory Compliance|

OSHA Regulation Requires Employers To Pay For Most Personal Protective Equipment

On November 15, 2007, OSHA published its long awaited regulation identifying the personal protective equipment (PPE) the employer must pay for. The regulation is effective February 13, 2008 but you have until May 15, 2008 to start paying for the PPE. Of note, the items employers are not required to pay for are: Non-specialty safety-toe protective footwear [...]

By | November 20th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Common Ground Iowa Seeking Membership

The U.S. Department of Transportation created the Common Ground Task Force in 1998 which undertook the Common Ground Study of the nations' One Call Systems.  Many recommendations came out of the Study and the Common Ground Alliance was formed to further the work of the Task Force.  Their work resulted in the Best Practices Guidance [...]

By | October 29th, 2007|Uncategorized|