Emails and Public Records Requests

Emails sent or received by public employees are often the subject of public records requests. There is a presumption of openness and disclosure under Iowa's Open Records Law. Records of a government body, including emails, are generally considered public records. However, there are situations in which emails may be properly...
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NLRB Poster Requirement Temporarily Enjoined

The District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals has temporarily enjoined the NLRB’s rule requiring the posting of employee rights, which had been scheduled to take effect on April 30, 2012. The poster requirement has caused a flurry of controversy over the past months resulting in several deadline extensions and...
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Danielle Haindfield named Board of Directors for NSBA Counsel of School Attorneys

Danielle Haindfield was recently elected to the National School Boards Association Counsel of School Attorneys Board of Directors. COSA (Counsel of School Attorneys) is a membership organization of 37 affiliate state councils, over 3,000 attorneys nationwide, who work to improve the practice of school law and prevent lawsuits against public...
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Bond Buyer Ranks Ahlers & Cooney, P.C. First in State of Iowa

The February 21st issue of the Bond Buyer reported 2011 volume rankings for Bond Counsel in the Midwest Region and the state of Iowa. Ahlers & Cooney, P.C. ranked first in volume for the state of Iowa and ranked 9th overall for the entire Midwest Region. Ahlers total volume was...
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Jason Craig and Amanda Wachuta Elected Shareholders at Ahlers & Cooney Law Firm

Des Moines, Iowa (February 15, 2012) Jason Craig and Amanda Wachuta were recently elected shareholders at Ahlers & Cooney, P.C. For nearly 125 years, Ahlers & Cooney has been providing comprehensive legal services to local, state, national and international businesses, educational institutions and municipalities. Jason Craig is a member of...
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Business Record Names J. Eric Boehlert as Honoree of Top 40 Under 40

Winners were chosen by a panel of past recipients who weigh equally business successes and civic/philanthropic activities. The 13th annual Forty Under 40 awards presentation and reception on March 27, 2012 will recognize 40 local business leaders under the age of 40 for their career achievements and community involvement. The...
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NLRB Once Again Extends Effective Date of New Poster Requirement

The National Labor Relations Board has once again extended the effective date for its new poster requirement. The new effective date is April 30, 2012. The original compliance deadline was November 14, 2011, but was first extended to January 31, 2012 in order to foster compliance amidst employer confusion whether...
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