Open Meetings Requirements During Coronavirus/COVID-19

Current as of September 3, 2020 By Attorney Jenna Bishop Despite the encouragement of public health officials, including the U.S. Center for Disease Control, to practice “social distancing” and limit large gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic, governmental bodies in Iowa are still required by state law to hold their meetings...
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Coronavirus FAQs for Employers

By Attorneys Aaron Hilligas & Ann Smisek GENERAL QUESTIONS Can an employer ask an employee if they have the coronavirus? The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) requires employers to furnish "employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or likely to cause...
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Ahlers & Cooney Launches ACE Program

Through the ACE (Ahlers Cooney Excellence) Program, the Firm is committed to providing an environment in which employees can prosper both professionally and personally. We have created a collegial environment to work within. This greatly benefits our clients as we leverage our collective experience and work together across practice areas....
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Moody's New Requirements for Government Audits

By Attorney Kristin Cooper If you have the opportunity to visit the Moody's website, you will see that they monitor everything from trade tensions to Coronavirus. Rating systems constantly evolve to appropriately monitor and report on credit risk, including that of municipal bonds. To further refine its rating methodology, Moody's...
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IRS Releases New Form 8038-CP and Instructions

By Attorney Kristin Cooper IRS Form 8038-CP is used by issuers of Build America bonds, recovery zone economic development bonds, and specified tax credit bonds who are electing to receive a direct credit payment equal to a percentage of the interest payments on the bonds from the federal government ("subsidy"...
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Sales Tax Extended to 2051 - What You Need To Know

By Attorneys Beth Grob, Ron Peeler and Jim Wainwright Distribution of Sales Tax Revenue The one cent state sales, services, and use tax has been extended from December 31, 2029 to January 1, 2051. The new law provides for an increase in the amount of sales tax revenue dedicated to...
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