RESULTS FOR CATEGORY: Employment & Labor Law
Apr. 7, 2015 – Russell 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.
Supreme Court: Mortgage loan officers today are more likely than not entitled to “overtime” compensation
Mar. 25, 2015 – Russell 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.
Lessons in payroll deductions in Iowa: Advances on wages, personal expenses, and escrow accounts for property damage
Mar. 20, 2015 – Russell L. Samson, Iowa Employer Law Blog
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?
Employer claims “gross misconduct” exception after being sued for failure to send proper COBRA notices
Mar. 17, 2015 – Russell L. Samson, Iowa Employer Law Blog
Update to COBRA “gross misconduct” post: Since this blog was posted in February 2012, the Affordable Care Act’s “marketplace” provisions for the purchase of health insurance have been implemented. The “model notices” mentioned in the final paragraph of the aforementioned post are no longer viable. Both the DOL model general notice (en español) and the […]
Mar. 4, 2015 – Russell L. Samson, Iowa Employer Law Blog
Valid arbitration provisions can be effective tools for employers who wish to arbitrate, rather than litigate, potential workplace disputes.