RESULTS FOR POST TAG: Iowa employers

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
RLS-NEW

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.

Jan. 29, 2015Russell L. Samson, Iowa Employer Law Blog
Broken-Arm

Your FMLA administrator needs to be very familiar with the definitions of “serious health condition” found at 29 CFR §825.113 in order to determine when an absence qualifies for FMLA leave

Dec. 15, 2014Melissa A. Schilling, Iowa Employer Law Blog
New-NLRB-rule

New NLRB rule will make it easier for unions to successfully organize because many union elections will now be held within just 10 to 21 days after the union’s petition is filed.

Dec. 9, 2014Melissa A. Schilling, Iowa Employer Law Blog

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (“OSHA”) recently announced new employer notification requirements for work-related fatalities, in-patient hospitalizations, and other serious injuries. The State of Iowa has also adopted the new requirements. Starting on January 1, 2015, Iowa employers with injuries in their Iowa facilities will be required to notify IOSHA of all work-related fatalities […]

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