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December 10, 2013

Nyemaster Goode's Year-End Top Ten List

The Nyemaster Goode Labor and Employment Department has decided to join in the tradition of year-end top ten lists. Each day for the next 10 business days (through December 23), a different attorney from our department will post a blog entry discussing an employment law question or issue that has...

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June 27, 2011

Chambers USA Recognizes 24 Nyemaster Goode Attorneys as 'Leading Lawyers'

Nyemaster Goode, P.C., is pleased to announce that 24 attorneys and four practice areas were selected for the 2011 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. Chambers USA determines its prestigious rankings through an extensive information-gathering process that includes independent research and in-depth interviews with clients and attorneys....

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April 21, 2011

IRS Notice on PPACA for Small Business Owners

By: Terry Hancock The IRS recently issued Notice 2011-28, providing guidance (and further exemption for small business employers) on the requirement under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) to include the cost of employer provided health coverage (whether insured or self-insured) on W-2's of employees. As you recall,...

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November 30, 2010

Facebook post has employers reviewing policy

By Fran Haas Many employers have implemented policies that restrict the type of content their employees can discuss on social media websites. A recent complaint from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) may cause ground-breaking changes in these sorts of policies. In the NLRB's complaint, it alleges that an employer,...

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November 5, 2010

Beware: Children at Work

By Frank Harty Many employers like to involve family members in workplace events. Annual family fairs, bring your child to work days, and other similar events are popular morale builders. For Iowa employers, these activities just became riskier. In Galloway v. State of Iowa, the Iowa Supreme Court held that...

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October 15, 2010

Labor Department announces new regulations

The U.S. Department of Labor released final regulations Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010, effective for plan years beginning on/after November 1, 2011 (or January 1, 2012 for calendar year plans). The regulations deal with required uniform fee, expense and investment disclosures to participants who have the ability to direct their investments...

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October 13, 2010

Veterans Get the Day Off

November 11 is Veterans' Day and a new law requires Iowa employers to provide holiday time to employees who are also veterans. The Veteran's Day Law, passed in April 2010, allows employers to provide the time off as either paid or unpaid, "unless providing time off would impact public health...

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July 21, 2010

Employee or Independent Contractor? Part I

The Difference Matters More than Ever By Frank Harty and Deb Hulett The Internal Revenue Service recently announced a campaign to more closely scrutinize the status of taxpayers who claim to be independent contractors. It is not just the government that is taking a closer look at these characterizations. A...

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July 21, 2010

Employee or Independent Contractor? Part II

The Difference Matters More Now than Ever By Frank Harty and Deb Hulett Self-proclaimed "experts" pontificate on the distinctions between employers and independent contractors. Some have generated undue concern and have even spread misinformation. For example, at one recent presentation sponsored by a local human resource society, a speaker warned...

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July 21, 2010

Employee or Independent Contractor? Part III

The Difference is More Important Now than Ever By Frank Harty and Deb Hulett Essentially, the key to distinguishing an employee and independent contractor is "control." The key is the hiring party's right to control the "manner and means" by which the product is accomplished. The courts, the IRS and...

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