Six Things Your Business Needs to Know About GINA

Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 prohibits employers from using, requesting, requiring, or purchasing the genetic information of employees or applicants for employment. "Genetic information" includes, among other things, genetic test results and family medical history of an employee or applicant for employment. On November 9,...
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Top Bond Counsel -- Thomson Reuters

Top Bond Counsel (Competitive) First Nine Months 2010 - Equal Credit to Each Firm Rank Firm Amount Issues 1 Foster Pepper PLLC $2,679.4 19 2 Sidley Austin LLP $1,974.3 18 3 Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP $1,919.4 84 4 Squire Sanders & Dempsey LLP $1,762.8 35 5 Dorsey & Whitney...
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Veterans Day -- November 11, 2010 -- New Statutory Obligation

Veterans Day is Thursday, November 11. With that in mind, we wanted to remind you about a statutory obligation for employers that is new this year: Iowa Code section 91A.5A. This statute requires employers to provide employees who are veterans paid or unpaid time off for Veterans Day, November 11,...
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Ahlers & Cooney Selected to Provide Legal Overview for Chambers USA

After being rated in the top band of Chambers USA's rankings again this year, Ahlers & Cooney's Labor and Employment Practice Group was invited by Chambers USA to provide an overview of the legal landscape for Chambers USA's Labor and Employment sector review. Ahlers & Cooney's overview can be found...
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Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Pole Attachments

The FCC's May 20, 2010 Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on pole attachments does not apply to municipally owned utilities. Municipally owned utilities remain exempt from section 224 FCC regulation. "[T]he Commission does not have authority to regulate (and the proposed rules, thus, do not apply to) small...
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