Starting a business is not always simple. Being an employer carries with it a number of obligations and it is important to know the ropes prior to even hiring your first employee. Below is a condensed HR checklist that employers should complete before hiring their first employee.
The Davis Brown Employment and Labor Law Blog provides Iowa human resources directors and employers with the latest on employment law matters, including the FMLA, ADAAA, civil rights, PTO, unemployment claims and more.
The Department of Labor (“DOL”) has issued a statutory interpretation or rule regarding “persuaders” hired by employers to assist the employer in dealing with a labor union. The rule went into effect at the end of April and it has already spawned three lawsuits and legislation in both houses of Congress to repeal it. The DOL’s persuader rule will require lawyers and their clients to each file detailed financial reports detailing the work performed for the client and the fees charged for each activity where the lawyer provides assistance or advice that is considered a “persuader” activity.
Employees may feel more secure in reporting injuries after a newly issued rule by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), but many employers will find previously compliant protocols are now vulnerable to OSHA citations.
This article contains important information relating to recent developments in patent law and, as such, is intended for an audience that either currently owns a patent or is in the process of obtaining one.
The Supreme Court sided with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Monday when it decided that inter partes review (IPR) cannot be appealed under the American Invents Act (AIA) and affirmed the USPTO’s “broadest reasonable interpretation” standard for construing claims.
In my previous blog post, I provided a brief history of Medicaid in Iowa, including sharing details on it’s current modernization and challenges. In this post, we’ll cover what’s next for Medicaid members with the move to managed care organizations (“MCOs”).
The House of Representatives considers a bill today, “Preventing IRS Abuse and Protecting Free Speech Act” (H.R. 5053), which seeks to amend the Internal Revenue Code to prohibit the IRS from requiring a tax-exempt organization to include in its annual returns the name, address, or other identifying information of any contributor.