sthompson@sullivan-ward.com

/S Thompson

About S Thompson

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far S Thompson has created 12 blog entries.

Former Employees and Your Right to Disclose

By: Joseph Rust Have you ever had to fire or let an employee go for serious misconduct? Or maybe the former employee was let go for less serious reasons - often late or there has been a drop in their work production? A common question we often see from managers and business owners is, "What am [...]

By | March 25th, 2019|Business Law|

Iowa Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace

By Joseph Rust Ordering and administrating a drug or alcohol test on an employee or prospective employee is not as straightforward as one might expect. An employer cannot simply order a test on an employee for suspected drug use but must follow the procedures set out in the Iowa Code section 730.5. An employer may [...]

By | February 14th, 2019|Business Law|

Non-Compete Agreements in Iowa

By: Joseph Rust Employees are often considered a company's greatest asset.  In many cases, your employees give you the advantage over your competitors, and therefore, the success of your business is directly affected by the performance of your employees. That can be why it is so important to train and develop your employees in their role [...]

By | January 15th, 2019|Business Law|

Should An Unpaid Subcontractor Ever Walk Off The Job?

By: Joseph Rust Speak with any subcontractor, and they will have undoubtedly encountered the following scenario: having not been paid by a general contractor for the work performed. So, should an unpaid subcontractor walk off the job before the project is complete? Speak with an experienced construction lawyer, and the answer will undoubtedly be a [...]

By | December 17th, 2018|Business Law|

How Long Should you Keep Business Records?

By: Joseph Rust In an increasingly paperless world, many businesses are not sure how long records must be retained.  Document retention or record keeping in a small business may not be as cumbersome as for a large corporation, but it similarly as important. Additionally, small or family businesses likely don't have a staff member dedicated [...]

By | November 14th, 2018|Business Law|

Misclassification of Iowa Workers

By: Joseph Rust Does your business have employees or do you use independent contractors? Maybe it is a combination of both? The misclassification of employees as independent contractors presents one of the most serious problems facing affected workers, employers, and even the entire economy. Employers need to be very careful and absolutely certain when classifying [...]

By | September 25th, 2018|Business Law|

Common Pitfalls When Running a Family Business

By Joseph Rust Own or operating a business with your family?  Over half of the businesses currently operating in the United States are family businesses.  While the term family business is used loosely most would agree it is some business with a combination of multiple family members involved as the owners, managers and employees.  These can [...]

By | July 18th, 2018|Business Law|

Former Justice Michael Streit Joins the Firm of Sullivan & Ward, P.C.

FORMER JUSTICE MICHAEL STREIT JOINS THE FIRM OF SULLIVAN & WARD, P.C. Sullivan & Ward, P.C. is pleased to announce that the Honorable Michael J. Streit has joined the firm, after serving for over 27 years on the bench in Iowa District Court, the Iowa Court of Appeals and the Iowa Supreme Court. Former Justice [...]

By | May 29th, 2018|Sullivan & Ward Spotlight|

Robert Holliday inducted into Roosevelt High School Hall of Fame

Sullivan & Ward, P.C. would like to congratulate Robert (Bob) M. Holliday on his induction into the Roosevelt High School's Hall of Fame. During his time at Roosevelt High School, he was an accomplished athlete in both football and wrestling, having served as captain for both teams and was awarded all-conference and All-State honors in [...]

By | April 9th, 2018|Sullivan & Ward Spotlight|

Sullivan & Ward, P.C. Announces Shareholder Changes

West Des Moines, IA, Thursday, February 1, 2018 - Sullivan & Ward, P.C. announces the following firm shareholder changes: Sullivan & Ward, P.C. is pleased to announce the promotion of Attorney Amanda A. James to shareholder. James is a public utility attorney who has established her expertise in public utility law and regulation through representation [...]

By | February 5th, 2018|Sullivan & Ward Spotlight|