PERB Emergency Rules Regarding Union Retention and Recertification Elections

On July 20 and 24, the Iowa Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) held public meetings to receive comments and questions on drafted emergency administrative rules addressing union retention and recertification elections created by the February 17, 2017 amendments to Chapter 20. Several union representatives attended these meetings and offered public...
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PERB Clarifies Meaning of "Base Wages" and "Supplemental Pay"; Addresses Impact on Salary Schedules and Supplemental Schedules

On May 17, 2017, the Iowa Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) issued two rulings that clarify its interpretation of the new law relating to the mandatory, permissive, and illegal subjects of collective bargaining for non-public safety public employees.

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Drake Law School announces new Law Opportunity Leadership Program for diverse students

Drake University Law School is partnering with Des Moines-area employers to establish the Law Opportunity Leadership Program. The program, which will begin in fall 2017, provides internships, mentorship, and leadership training for five qualified Drake Law students from underrepresented groups. “Drake is committed to helping students of all backgrounds succeed...
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Legislature Enacts Drastic Changes to Iowa Workers' Compensation Laws

By: Attorneys Jennifer Clendenin, Nick Pellegrin and Andrew Tice Iowa has recently enacted new workers' compensation laws that will significantly change the responsibilities of employers and their carriers. These changes apply to injuries occurring on or after July 1, 2017. This alert addresses several of the most significant changes, but...
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The New Look of Iowa's Chapter 20

By: Attorney Aaron Hilligas I. Categories of Representation: Public Safety Employee and Non-Public Safety Employee Bargaining Units The modification of Chapter 20 creates different bargaining rights for Public Safety Employee units and Non-Public Safety Employee units. Public Safety Employee bargaining units have much broader bargaining rights than Non-Public Safety Employee...
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Chapter 20 Client Workshop - Collective Bargaining Law for Public Employers

UPCOMING SEMINAR Chapter 20 Client Workshop Collective Bargaining Law for Public Employers Wednesday, February 15, 2017 10:00 am - 3:00 pm (Registration 9:30 am) Hilton Garden Inn 205 S. 64th Street West Des Moines, IA 50266 (across from Jordan Creek Mall) General topics we plan to address: * Changes Occurring...
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