Nov. 1, 2013The Dickinson Law Newsroom

Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C. has been named a Tier 1 National “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Report in 2014.

May. 3, 2012Jill R. Jensen-Welch, Iowa Employer Law Blog
New EEOC Enforcement Guidance on Arrests and Convictions in Employment Decisions: Targeted Screens and Individualized Assessments

Targeted Screens and Individualized Assessments represent one of the methods employers can use to rebut evidence that may arise out of the use of arrest and conviction records—and the most likely method employers will use.

May. 2, 2012Jill R. Jensen-Welch, Iowa Employer Law Blog
Analysis of the new EEOC enforcement guidance on the use of arrests and convictions in employment decisions

The EEOC has a long-standing interest under Title VII in preventing both disparate treatment and disparate impact discrimination. Here’s why you need to turn your system for handling criminal records inside-out.

May. 1, 2012Jill R. Jensen-Welch, Iowa Employer Law Blog
New EEOC enforcement guidance: A to-do list for revamping the handling of arrests, convictions, and criminal background checks

On April 25, 2012, the EEOC issued an updated Enforcement Guidance (EG) titled “Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII.” The new EG focuses on preventing employment discrimination based on race and national origin.

Apr. 17, 2012Joan M. Fletcher, Iowa Employer Law Blog
Federal court sides with employer on OSHA statute of limitations issue

In a recently decided case, AKM LLC, d.b.a Volks Constructors v. Secretary of Labor, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit sided with the employer on the issue of whether OSHA’s record keeping requirement and five year regulatory retention period allows OSHA to disregard the Act’s six month statute of limitations period.

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