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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SEC Wraps Up MCDC Initiative

If 2016 was the year of the Cubs and Pokémon Go, and 2015 was the year of the Apple Watch, then 2014 was the year of MCDC, at least in the eyes of issuers and underwriters of municipal bonds. The Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation Initiative (the “MCDC Initiative”) was a...
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ACA Reporting Deadline Extended

1099-c FORM MUST BE PROVIDED TO EMPLOYEES BY MARCH 2, 2017 Benefits professionals have one more thing to be thankful for this year -- a 30-day extension to furnishing employees forms associated with Affordable Care Act reporting. Specifically, the deadline for providing 2016 Form 1095-C (Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and...
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