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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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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