Iowa Employment Law Blog

Iowa Employment Law Blog

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Have Big Jury Verdicts in Discrimination Cases Suddenly Become the New Normal in Iowa?

Posted in Litigation and Trials
It’s been a difficult three months for central Iowa employers.   May, June, and July each saw a million dollar plus plaintiff verdict in an employment discrimination lawsuit.    One such verdict in these parts is notable, but three in three months is unheard of until now.  Back in January, we noticed juries in other parts of… Continue Reading

Surprise! The Employees of the Vendor You Hired Might be Your Employees Too

Posted in Human Resources Compliance, Labor, Wage and Hour
While “joint employment” is not a new legal concept, federal agencies such as the Department of Labor and National Labor Relations Board have aggressively sought to expand its application in recent years. A joint employment situation typically occurs when an employer uses an independent contractor or vendor for certain services, or relies upon a staffing… Continue Reading