Senate File 2368’s Effect on Iowa Public School District Real Estate

By attorneys Rachel Fritz, Jenna Sabroske and Conner Wasson On May 17, 2024, Governor Reynolds signed Senate File 2368 into law. The law will require school districts to publish information on all school buildings. The law also imposes new requirements related to district-owned real estate, including that school districts cannot...
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Governor Signs House File 2652 Relating to School Security, with Impact on School Bond Issuance

By attorneys Beth Grob, Emily Kolbe, Miriam Van Heukelem, and Jim Wainwright On May 17, 2024, Governor Reynolds signed into law House File 2652, an act relating to school security. The law includes provisions related to school bonds issuances, use of SAVE funds, use of professional development funds, and school...
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Recent Employment Law Updates

By attorneys Emily Ellingson, Rachel Fritz and Rebecca Reif In recent months, there have been significant changes to legal and regulatory requirements impacting employers. Some of the more significant changes include modifications to the salary requirements for employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act, updated rules prohibiting non-compete agreements with...
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Title IX Client Seminar

SAVE THE DATE Monday, June 24, 2024 9:00 am Registration 9:30 am to 3:30 pm - Seminar We will be providing updated training to prepare your Title IX team to implement the new regulations that go into effect on August 1, 2024. We are holding this seminar in-person to facilitate...
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Employment Law Client Seminar

SAVE THE DATE Tuesday, November 12, 2024 8:30 am Registration 9:00 am to 4:00 pm - Seminar Attendees will have the option to attend in person or receive the recordings after the seminar. Hilton Garden Inn West Des Moines, Iowa Details on the program agenda and registration information will be...
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Governor Signs Bill Into Law Striking Gender Balance Requirements on Boards and Councils

By attorneys Maria Brownell, Elizabeth Burnett & Kristine Stone The Legislature passed Senate File 2096, which the Governor signed on April 3, 2024 (“SF 2096”). Prior to SF 2096, all appointive boards, commissions, committees, and councils of a political subdivision of Iowa were required to be gender balanced pursuant to...
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Governor Signs Religious Freedom Restoration Act Into Law, With Immediate Effective Date

By attorney Emily Duffy Senate File 2095, signed by the Governor on April 2, 2024, (SF 2095) adds Chapter 675 to the Iowa Code and is known as the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. SF 2095 also amended Iowa Code sections 331.301 (County Home Rule) and 364.1 (City Home Rule). Specifically,...
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