May. 1, 2015Russell L. Samson, Iowa Employer Law Blog
work in progress

Discussed in an earlier blog post were the obligations of employers to accommodate work restrictions of pregnant employees created by the Supreme Court in its decision in Young v. UPS. This post will discuss some of the broader questions that may stem from the newly announced standards. Impact on state workers’ compensation laws/Temporary Partial Disability […]

Apr. 29, 2015Russell L. Samson, Iowa Employer Law Blog

The language used by the Supreme Court majority opinion suggests to me…that the comparison employers must make to determine whether denial of an accommodation may violate the PDA — when the accommodation is the same — is whether the employee is pregnant or not, and nothing else.

Apr. 7, 2015Russell L. Samson, Iowa Employer Law Blog

Under the FCRA, employers are required to take a series of mandated steps when seeking to obtain, and then when using, consumer reports to make employment decisions such as hiring (including pre-employment background checks), promotions, reassignment, and retention.

Mar. 25, 2015Russell L. Samson, Iowa Employer Law Blog

Nonexempt employees who receive bonuses or commissions may under the law be entitled to receive a premium over and above the amount of the commission or the bonus if there were “overtime hours” worked during the period covered by the commission or the bonus.

Mar. 20, 2015Russell L. Samson, Iowa Employer Law Blog
New FCRA notices

Iowa employers: Have you gone through all of the paperwork you have individuals sign when starting employment to assure that you have appropriate authorizations for all deductions you may want to make from an employee’s paycheck? And are all of the deductions actually lawful?

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