EEOC Issues Final Regulations Under the ADAAA

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) published final regulations implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (“ADAAA”) on March 25, 2011. The ADAAA became effective on January 1, 2009, but does not apply retroactively. The full text of the ADAAA is available online, as is the full text of...
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Former Iowa Supreme Court Justice Michael Streit Joins Ahlers & Cooney

Des Moines, Iowa (April 4, 2011) Former Iowa Supreme Court Justice Michael J. Streit has joined the law firm of Ahlers & Cooney, P.C. as Of Counsel in its Litigation, Dispute Resolution and Investigations practice area. "We look forward to working with Judge Streit at Ahlers & Cooney. Our clients...
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Employer Liability for Work-Related Cell Phone Use

Iowa's recent ban on text messaging while driving is a clear message that Iowa will not tolerate distracted driving. The new law states, "A person shall not use a hand-held electronic communication device to write, send, or read a text message while driving a motor vehicle unless the motor vehicle...
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The Impact on Employers of the New Iowa "Concealed Carry" Law

As you may have seen on the news or read in the paper, on January 1, 2011, certain amendments to the Iowa Code provisions governing carrying weapons went into effect. In a nutshell, the amendments made it easier to get a non-professional permit to carry weapons in the State of...
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Article published by Ahlers & Cooney attorneys Luginbill & Stefani: "Iowa Supreme Court Heightens Duty Owed by an Insurance Agent"

Dave Luginbill and Randy Stefani, partners in the Litigation practice area at Ahlers & Cooney, were published in the January 27, 2011 "E&O Prevention" e-newsletter for Agents of America (AOA).
The article is titled, "Iowa Supreme Court Heightens Duty Owed by an Insurance Agent."

AOA is an association dedicated to the personal and professional growth, stability and management of its agent members and their agencies.

Link below has full text of the article.
http://www.agentsofamerica.org/page.php?id=430

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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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