Rapid Testing – What Employers Need to Know

By: Jennifer Lindberg | 04.08.2020

  The FDA is granting unprecedented flexibility to labs to develop and offer COVID-19 tests across the country.  As one example, Abbott recently announced a Read…

Is Your Business at Risk for Coronavirus Lawsuits, and What Can You Do NOW To Avoid It?

By: Michael Dee | 04.06.2020

  Whether you are a small business, large business or even a government entity, are you ready (or preparing your business) for the onslaught of Read…

Interim Final Rule Issued for Paycheck Protection Program April 3, 2020

By: Ellen Hames | 04.03.2020

  On April 3, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration issued an Interim Final Rule regarding the Paycheck Protection Program, accessible here: https://content.sba.gov/sites/default/files/2020-04/PPP--IFRN%20FINAL.pdf (the “Rules”).  Read…

H-1B Lottery Concluded – Petitions May Be Filed Beginning April 1

By: Caitlin Klingenberg | 04.03.2020

  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced earlier this week that the H-1B electronic registration process and the FY2021 lottery has concluded. Employers are Read…

Relaxed Regulations for Food and Beverage Sales

By: Jennifer Lindberg | 04.03.2020

  As restaurants, bars, and breweries struggle to adjust to our new social-distancing normal, the state has relaxed some of the regulations on how these Read…

Leading Through Chaos

By: Brian McCormac | 04.02.2020

  I recently had the pleasure of participating in a panel discussion on “Leading through Chaos” with Dawn Buzynski of Strategic America and Vince Newendorp Read…

USDA Approves Iowa’s Hemp Plan, IDALS Releases License Application

By: Tess Pocock | 04.01.2020

  Governor Reynolds signed the Iowa Hemp Act into law May 13, 2019. Nearly a year later, applications are now being accepted by the Iowa Read…

DOL Issues Much Anticipated Guidance for FFCRA Paid Leave Requirements

By: Megan Erickson Moritz | 04.01.2020

  Today, the US Department of Labor announced its much anticipated temporary rule, providing regulations to implement the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act Read…

What Would a Shelter-in-Place Order Look Like for Iowa?

By: Ingrid Johnson | 03.31.2020

  As of today, Iowa is not under a shelter-in-place order.  Governor Kim Reynolds has declined to issue a shelter-in-place order, but it may be Read…

Small Business Exemption to FFCRA

By: Megan Erickson Moritz | 03.31.2020

  The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) contains a potential exemption for certain small employers who cannot afford to provide the childcare-related paid leave Read…

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