Feb. 25, 2016Russell L. Samson, Iowa Employer Law Blog

Iowa’s mini-WARN legislation, Iowa Code Chapter 84C, applies to businesses that employ 25 or more employees, excluding part-time employees.

Dec. 11, 2015Russell L. Samson, Iowa Employer Law Blog

It comes as no surprise, then, that the focus of Sarkisian’s litigation is the claim that at the time he worked for USC he was a “person with a disability” in that he suffered from alcoholism, and that alcoholism limited one or more of his major life activities.

Nov. 9, 2015Russell L. Samson

What might an employer do to at least be reasonably confident of the legitimacy of a packet of materials received in the mail directing that money be withheld from an employee’s wages and sent off by mail to an out-of-state post office box or electronically to a bank account identified by number?

Oct. 20, 2015Russell L. Samson

On September 11, 2015, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published its final rule implementing Executive Order 13665.  E.O. 13665 prohibits federal government contractors and subcontractors from discriminating in any manner against employees or job applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their own compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants.  […]

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

GINA absolutely prohibits employers from discriminating in employment based on genetic information.

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