Company with 100+ Employees? Prepare for the Most Stringent Vaccine Requirements Yet.

By: Jordan Nickerson | 09.10.2021

  On September 9, 2021, President Biden announced an updated national COVID-19 strategy that includes the most sweeping vaccine requirements to date. Of note, under the strategy, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) is developing a rule that will mandate all large employers to either: (1) require their workforce to be Read…

Iowa Water Quality Lawsuit Dismissed by Supreme Court

By: Jordan Nickerson | 06.30.2021

  A lawsuit brought against the State of Iowa alleging that the State – and various departments and officials – has failed to sufficiently protect the public’s use of the Raccoon River was ultimately halted by a divided Iowa Supreme Court earlier this month. The lawsuit, initially brought forth by Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Read…

BrownWinick Serves as Supporter Organization for United Way 21-Day Equity Challenge

By: Jordan Nickerson | 12.09.2020

  BrownWinick recently concluded its participation in United Way of Central Iowa’s 21-Day Equity Challenge. The Challenge, which took place from October 5 to November 2, served as a self-guided program in which participants were encouraged to engage in group discussion, explore ways to take action, and launch a lifelong commitment to improving equity and Read…

Discussing Layoffs or Other Cost-Saving Measures? Hit the Pause Button.

By: Jordan Nickerson | 03.26.2020

  As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, employers everywhere are being forced to consider layoffs, furloughs, and other alternatives. However, if your business finds itself in a similar situation, you might consider hitting the pause button. Late Wednesday evening, the Senate passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Also known as Read…

The Contracting and Credentialing Process for New Dentists

By: Jordan Nickerson | 07.09.2019

It’s a busy time for recent dental graduates across the state. After years of planning and preparation, you have walked across the stage and have taken the first step of your professional career. However, while exciting, this time can certainly be filled with unfamiliarity as well. Our Health Law team assists many new dentists as they transition Read…

Workplace Burnout: How to Understand it, Recognize it, and Respond to it

By: Jordan Nickerson | 04.04.2019

The United States workforce is experiencing pervasive, widespread burnout. Indeed, according to a recent study published by Gallup, Inc., of the nearly 7,500 full-time employees who participated, almost 25% reported feeling burnt out at work either “very often” or “always.” The extent of this crisis must not be overlooked. Workplace burnout accounts for an estimated Read…