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July 23, 2014

During the 2014 legislative session, the Iowa General Assembly passed three minor tax reforms that Governor Branstad has signed into law. House File 2436 provided for minor changes to the definition of “dietary supplement” in Iowa Code Section 423.3, which specifies that dietary supplements are not exempt from sales tax. The... Read More

July 9, 2014

The Iowa Tuition and Textbook Tax Credit is an income tax credit for eligible education expenses incurred for dependent K-12 students. Dependent children must have attended a school in Iowa that is accredited and is not operated for profit. The tax credit is an easy way for Iowans to reduce... Read More

July 1, 2014

On June 27, the Iowa Supreme Court decided in Goodpaster v. Schwan’s Home Service, Inc., that it will look to the ADA (Americans with Disabilities) Amendments Act of 2008 (“ADAAA”), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12101-12213, when interpreting the meaning “disability” under the Iowa Civil Rights Act (“ICRA”). The ICRA contains a circular... Read More

July 1, 2014

Aaron Cannon has been blind since birth. He enrolled at Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2004, despite warnings from a school representative that Cannon’s blindness would make it difficult, if not impossible, for him to meet the Palmer’s technical standards, which require “sufficient use of vision . . . necessary... Read More

June 18, 2014

When individuals file for bankruptcy protection, certain “retirement funds” are exempt from the bankruptcy estate under 11 U.S.C. Section 522(b)(3)(C). The exemption means the funds will not be paid to creditors, and will remain the funds of the individual after the bankruptcy proceeding. In its recent opinion in Clark v.... Read More

April 4, 2014

National “Equal Pay Day” is observed on April 8, 2014. To commemorate Equal Pay Day, the United States Senate plans to hold a vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act. The stated purpose of the Paycheck Fairness Act is to enhance the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) to take further steps... Read More

March 17, 2014

The second deputy opening at the Commissioner’s office, which was created when two deputies retired earlier this year, has now been filled. Commissioner Godfrey announced that Erin Q. Pals has been hired as a Deputy Workers’ Compensation Commissioner and will commence her duties at the agency on March 28, 2014.... Read More

February 4, 2014

Welcome to Nyemaster Work Comp Talk, the blog of the workers’ compensation department. The five attorneys in Nyemaster Goode’s workers’ compensation department have a combined total of 117 years of experience in the defense of litigated and non-litigated workers’ compensation claims. The employers and insurance carriers we represent cover a... Read More

January 9, 2014

Nyemaster Goode, P.C. will host the Iowa Self-Insurers Association (ISIA) meeting on January 15, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at Nyemaster’s Des Moines office located at 700 Walnut Street. The meeting agenda will include establishing sub-committees for the Association’s annual conference, proposed worker’s compensation legislation, ISIA “Day... Read More

December 23, 2013

This term, the Iowa Supreme Court will likely decide appeals in employment-related cases, including cases interpreting the Iowa Civil Rights Act. In September 2013, the Court heard oral argument in Pippen, et al. v. State of Iowa, et al. This appeal followed a month-long bench trial in a class-action lawsuit. The... Read More

 
 
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