New Rules for Resident Bidder Preference Law: New Form Required

The Labor Commissioner of the Iowa Department of Labor ("DOL") has adopted new rules to enforce the reciprocal resident bidder and labor force preference statute, Iowa Code § 73A.21. The rules set forth requirements for public bodies involved in a public improvement project and set forth procedures for enforcement activities...
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Winter 2014 Civil Case Law Update

Winter 2014 Civil Case Law Update. Over the past three months, the Iowa Supreme Court decided the following cases of interest: Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt;...
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2 DAYS - 2 AREAS OF LAW - 2 LOCATIONS

Ahlers & Cooney, P.C.'s Employment & School Law Seminars Thursday, November 7th - EMPLOYMENT Law, Hilton Garden Inn, West Des Moines, IA Friday, November 8th - SCHOOL Law, Hilton Garden Inn, Johnston, IA TOPICS TO BE COVERED Employment Law School Law FLSA Pitfalls New Public Information Board Employment Litigation New...
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Top 10 Bond Counsel in First 6 Months for Competitive Deals

In the July 15, 2013 issue of Bond Buyer, Ahlers & Cooney place in the Top 10 Rankings for Bond Counsel: Competitive Issues in the first half of 2013. The number indicated in parenthesis represents amount. 1. Foster Pepper PLLC ($2,163.5) 2. Kutak Rock LLP ($1,269.4) 3. Orrick Herrington &...
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Ahlers & Cooney, P.C. 125th Anniversary

Ahlers & Cooney Law Firm Celebrates 125th Anniversary Firm has long-standing reputation of leadership across many sectors Des Moines, Iowa (July 17, 2013) A major milestone for the Ahlers & Cooney law firm will be reached this month as the firm celebrates its 125th Anniversary. In 1888, the firm's doors...
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EEOC Issues New Guidance on Cancer, Epilepsy, Diabetes and Intellectual Disabilities

EEOC Issues New Guidance on Cancer, Epilepsy, Diabetes, and Intellectual Disabilities The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued new Q&A documents regarding the effect on the ADAAA on the definition of "disability," as applied to individuals with cancer, diabetes, epilepsy, and intellectual disabilities. Prior to the ADAAA's enactment in...
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Jim Hanks Receives Award from National PELRA

Jim Hanks of Ahlers & Cooney Receives Award from National PELRA for Implementing New Reporting Mechanism Des Moines, Iowa (May 24, 2013) Attorney Jim Hanks, Shareholder with the Ahlers & Cooney law firm, has received the 2013 Pacesetter Award from the National Public Employer Labor Relations Association (NPELRA). The Pacesetter...
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Ahlers & Cooney Rank in Top 10 for Bond Counsel - Midwest Region

In the February 13, 2013 issue of Bond Buyer, Ahlers & Cooney place in the Top 10 Rankings for Bond Counsel. The number indicated in parenthesis represents volume. 1. Miller Canfield ($4,184.9) 2. Chapman and Cutler ($4,150.8) 3. Quarles & Brady ($3,916.7) 4. Gilmore & Bell ($3,829.2) 5. Kutak Rock...
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