E-Verify Participation and Right to Work Posters and Revised MOUs

By: BrownWinick | 12.17.2013

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced that it has issued revised Notice of E-Verify Participation and Office of Special Counsel Right to Read…

DOL to Extend Minimum Wage & Overtime to More Home Health Care Workers

By: Megan Erickson Moritz | 12.03.2013

The U.S. Department of Labor announced a final rule on September 17, 2013 that extends the minimum wage and overtime requirements of the federal Fair Read…

New Construction Contract Rules Take Effect January 1, 2014

By: Brian Rickert | 12.02.2013

During the 2013 legislative session, Iowa House File 211 was passed and signed into law changing the way certain provisions in Iowa construction contracts will Read…

IRS Issues Final Regulations on Reducing or Suspending 401(k) Safe Harbor Contributions

By: Cynthia Boyle Lande | 11.25.2013

On November 15, 2013, the IRS issued final Regulations covering the reduction or suspension of 401(k) safe harbor contributions. These Regulations build on other final Read…

SEC Adopts New Regulations Which Improve Access to the Capital Markets

By: Joe Leo | 07.11.2013

On July 10, 2013, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") adopted final regulations to implement a much anticipated provision of the 2012 JOBS Read…

Estate Planning Law Changes

By: BrownWinick | 07.09.2013

Early this year, Congress passed the 2012 American Taxpayer Relief Act (the "2012 Act") in response to the "fiscal cliff." Among other items, the 2012 Read…

Health Care Reform - Wellness Programs - Final Regulations

By: BrownWinick | 06.10.2013

Last week, HHS, DOL and the IRS jointly issued final rules on "Incentives for Nondiscriminatory Wellness Programs in Group Health Plans."  The final rules update Read…

NLRB Union Poster Rule Struck Down

By: BrownWinick | 05.07.2013

On May 7, 2013, the D.C. Circuit vacated the National Labor Relations Board’s ("NLRB") rule requiring employers to display posters regarding employees’ right to unionize, Read…

Employers Must Use New Form I-9

By: BrownWinick | 05.07.2013

Beginning May 7, 2013, employers must use the revised Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification (Revision 03/08/13) for all new hires and reverifications.  The new form Read…

Polk County District Court Reversed a Decision by the Iowa Utilities Board

By: BrownWinick | 04.29.2013

On March 29, 2013, the Polk County District Court reversed a decision by the Iowa Utilities Board ("IUB") determining that a proposed "third-party" power purchase Read…

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