Employment Law Webinar Series

Each webinar will be held on Wednesdays from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm, covering a different Employment Law topic. Webinar Dates: January 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10 The 2021 Ahlers & Cooney webinar series is focused on current employment law topics that are important and relevant for all entities....
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Governor Reynolds Issues New Proclamation for Schools Broadening Mask Requirements and Prohibiting Certain Sporting Events

By Attorney Alec LeSher Effective November 17, 2020, the Governor’s new proclamation imposes stronger social distancing and mask requirements throughout the state. Generally speaking, indoor gatherings of more than 15 people are prohibited, as are outdoor gatherings of more than 30 people. Anyone ages two and older must wear a...
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Department of Labor Issues Updates to FFCRA Regulations (Effective 9/16/20)

By Attorneys Danielle Haindfield and Carrie Weber The Families First Coronavirus Response Act ("FFCRA") is scheduled to remain in effect until December 31, 2020. The FFCRA provides additional paid leave for employees under certain qualifying conditions such as a quarantine order, diagnosis of COVID-19, or to care for a child...
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Des Moines Attorneys Masterson and Bottenberg join Ahlers & Cooney Law Firm October 1

Attorneys Jeremy Masterson & R. Charles Bottenberg, who founded the Masterson & Bottenberg Law Firm in 2013, are joining the Ahlers & Cooney law firm as Special Counsel, effective October 1, 2020. Charlie will work in the Trusts, Estates & Personal Taxation Practice Group at Ahlers & Cooney. Charlie grew...
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Disclosure Industry Working Group Publishes Paper on Timely Disclosures

By Attorney Kristin Cooper While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact many aspects of our day-to-day lives, it is important for issuers of municipal securities to consider their primary and secondary disclosure obligations which continue to exist in the bond marketplace. Primary disclosures (in offering documents) are necessary to ensure...
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IRS Notice Postpones the Time for Employers to Withhold & Pay Employee Social Security Taxes

By Attorney Katherine A.B. Beenken On Friday, August 28, the Internal Revenue Service Released Notice 2020-65, describing a new rule that allows employers -- including public employers -- to temporarily halt withholding and payment of the employee's portion of certain Social Security payroll taxes. This rule has been interpreted as...
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Governor Establishes Iowa COVID-19 Local Government Relief Fund for COVID-19 Expense Reimbursement

By Attorneys Maria Brownell and Kristin Cooper On August 4, 2020, Governor Kim Reynolds announced the availability of $125 million in federal CARES Act funding for the purpose of reimbursing Iowa's city and county governments' COVID 19 response expenses. Governor Reynolds has allocated $60 million to reimburse city governments, $40...
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