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May 22, 2015

[The following summary was written by Kyle Carlson, a law clerk in Nyemaster Goode’s summer program.] On May 15, 2015, the Iowa Supreme Court handed down two decisions, Dolphin Residential Cooperative, Inc. v. Iowa City Board of Review and City of Iowa City v. Iowa City Board of Review, concerning multiple... Read More

February 19, 2015

The Iowa Commercial Property Tax Credit (the “Credit”) was created as part of comprehensive property tax reform legislation passed by the Iowa General Assembly and signed by the Governor in 2013. To receive the Credit for property taxes paid during the first available year (i.e., the fiscal year from July... Read More

January 14, 2015

On December 24, the Iowa Court of Appeals affirmed a district court’s finding that Tammy Roche had failed to establish that she was subjected to, and terminated for reporting, a sexually hostile work environment. Roche v. Davenport Cleaners, Inc., No. 14–0140, 2014 WL 7343555 (Iowa Ct. App. Dec. 24, 2014). During... Read More

December 16, 2014

In a 3-2 decision issued last Thursday, the National Labor Relations Board held that employees can use an employer’s email system for Section 7 organization purposes. Purple Communications, Inc., and Communication Workers of America, AFL-CIO, Case Nos. 21–CA– 095151, 21–RC–091531, and 21–RC–091584 (December 11, 2014). The Board explained that the workplace is... Read More

August 29, 2014

Some wellness experts advise that a truly effective wellness program must include real incentives and penalties to induce active participation – and medical examinations to gauge employee progress. For quite some time, we at Nyemaster have been warning that one of the risks associated with an aggressive wellness program is... Read More

July 25, 2014

Last week, the Iowa Supreme Court affirmed the district court’s judgment in favor of the state in Pippen v. State of Iowa et al, No. 12-0913, a class-action employment-discrimination case brought under Title VII and the Iowa Civil Rights Act. The class of over 5,000 was represented by twenty-three African-American... Read More

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

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