Kristy Latta Elected Shareholder

Kristy Latta Elected Shareholder at Ahlers & Cooney Law Firm Des Moines, Iowa (January 4, 2013) Kristy Latta was recently elected shareholder at Ahlers & Cooney, P.C. Kristy’s primary practice is in the firm’s Education Law area, serving school district and community college clients. She has handled a variety of...
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Modified Fair Credit Reporting Act Forms Required Effective Jan. 1, 2013

Modified Fair Credit Reporting Act Forms Required Effective January 1, 2013 Three forms required by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) have been modified and are required effective January 1, 2013. The three modified forms are the Summary of Consumer Rights, the Notice of Furnisher Responsibilities, and the Notice of...
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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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EEOC Issues Guidance on the Use of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions

While using arrest and conviction records in employment and hiring decisions is not prohibited, courts and the EEOC have long recognized that this practice can be discriminatory due to the disproportionate rate of arrest and conviction for African-Americans and Hispanics. The EEOC recently published guidance on the issue, which is...
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