FLSA Update: Salary Thresholds For "Exempt" Status From Overtime Updated - Effective January 1, 2020

By Attorneys Rebecca Reif and Lindsay Vaught On Tuesday, September 24, 2019, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) announced a final rule updating the thresholds for "exempt" status from overtime. Due to an increase in the salary threshold applicable to most "white collar" exempt employees, 1.3 million American workers...
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Recertification Election Process for Collective Bargaining Agreements that Expire on June 30, 2020 - Note Important 2019 Dates

By Attorney Ann Smisek Here are the steps and important dates for the recertification election process for collective bargaining agreements that expire June 30, 2020. 1. NO LATER THAN AUGUST 26, 2019, the employer must electronically submit to the Iowa Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) a collective bargaining agreement with...
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"Conflict of Interest" Threshold for "Benefit" in Goods and Services Purchase Contracts Increased for School Districts, Counties, and Cities

By Attorney Jenna Bishop Senate File 283, "Relating to Conflicts of Interest in Certain Government Public Contracts," was signed into law by Governor Reynolds on May 3, 2019 and will go into effect on July 1, 2019. Senate File 283 increases the amount of "benefit" that school board directors, county...
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United States Department of Education Press Release: New Proposed Regulations under Title IX on Schools' Responses to Sexual Harassment and Assault

By attorneys Emily Kolbe, Rebecca Reif, and Miriam Van Heukelem Over a year ago, the U.S. Department of Education ("DOE") repealed several guidance documents on sexual misconduct under Title IX, the federal civil rights law which prohibits sex discrimination in federally-funded education programs and activities, and provided notice of its...
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SEC Approves Amendments to Continuing Disclosure Rule 15c2-12

By Attorney Beth Grob Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") Rule 15c2-12 (the "Rule") requires dealers, when underwriting certain types of municipal securities, to ensure that the state or local government issuing the bonds enters into an agreement to provide certain information to the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board ("MSRB") about the...
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Recertification Election Process for Collective Bargaining Agreements That Expire On June 30, 2019 - Note Important 2018 Dates

By Attorney Ann Smisek Here are the steps and important dates for the recertification election process for collective bargaining agreements that expire June 30, 2019. 1. On August 27, 2018, the Iowa Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) will send emails notifying those public employers with a collective bargaining agreement scheduled...
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