U.S. Supreme Court to Decide Pregnancy Discrimination Case

On July 1, 2014, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari in Young v. UPS, Inc. to decide “whether and in what circumstances, an employer that provides work accommodations to nonpregnant employees with work limitations must provide work accommodations to pregnant employees who are ‘similar in their ability or inability to work.’” Young was a [...]

By |2019-10-21T18:48:11+00:00July 25th, 2014|Employment Law|

Employment Law Round-Up

The State finds itself involved in another lawsuit with a disgruntled former employee.  This time the plaintiff is former DCI Agent Larry Hedlund.  Hedlund sued the Department of Public Safety for wrongful termination alleging that he was terminated after complaining about an Iowa State Patrol trooper driving 84 mph while driving Governor Branstad in April.  [...]

By |2019-10-21T18:48:11+00:00August 9th, 2013|Employment Law|

Flavor Flav Has Wage and Hour Problems

Wage claims and the proposed amendment to Iowa's Wage Payment Collection Act have become a hot-topic for the media lately (see here and here). Today's Des Moines Register highlighted the complaints against Flavor Flav's Chicken in Clinton, Iowa that have recently surfaced.  More information can be found here. The article doesn't say how many complaints have been made, [...]

By |2019-10-21T18:48:13+00:00April 5th, 2011|Employment Law|

Proposed Amendments to Iowa Wage Payment Collection Act

On March 8, 2011 the Iowa Senate passed S.F. 311, which amends Iowa Code Chapter 91A, Iowa Wage Payment Collection Act. Below is a list of important changes: ·         Employers will be required to do the following o   Notify employees in writing at the time of hiring wages and regular paydays o   Notify employees in writing [...]

By |2019-10-21T18:48:13+00:00March 11th, 2011|Employment Law|
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