Iowa Employer and Employee Unemployment Assistance Program Just Announced

By: BrownWinick | 03.16.2020

  Governor Reynolds just announced a plan to provide assistance for employers and employees affected by COVID-19-related layoffs. If an employee is laid off due to COVID-19 or stays home to self-isolate, care for family members, or because they themselves are ill due to COVID-19, those employees might be eligible to receive unemployment benefits if Read…

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

By: BrownWinick | 03.11.2020

As can be seen from the stockpiling of goods, many people are frightened by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. However, employers must not act out of fear and assumptions, but based upon facts, guidance from the government and the law. For example, the CDC provides the following sage advice for employers, “Do not make determinations of Read…

Coronavirus — Advance Planning is Key

By: BrownWinick | 03.10.2020

  As instances of the coronavirus are on the rise both nationally and across Iowa, it’s important for businesses to assess their contingency and disaster plans. Yesterday, Governor Kim Reynolds signed a disaster proclamation following the Iowa Department of Public Health’s confirmation of 8 cases of COVID-19 in Iowa. The threat is real and requires Read…