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May 18, 2016

On Wednesday, May 18, 2016, the White House and Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez announced the final new overtime exemption rules for executive, administrative, and professional employees, which become effective on December 1, 2016. While these regulations generally apply across all industries, it is expected that the greatest impact will... Read More

May 3, 2016

As a sign of the rancorous nature of current American culture, in the New York legislature the democratic minority accused the republican majority of unethical behavior in the form of failing to provide the proper amount and quality of bathroom tissue. While the dispute provided material for satirists, bathroom access... Read More

March 25, 2016

On February 23, 2016, Nyemaster held its 2016 cybersecurity update. The presenters included Nyemaster attorneys Matthew Eslick, Kevin Collins, Ben Roach, and Tom Walton, as well as Mark Lanterman, the chief technology officer for Computer Forensic Services (“CFS”) in Minnetonka, Minnesota. The seminar was held at the conference center at... Read More

March 16, 2016

The NCAA Men's Basketball starts tomorrow and employees across Iowa are hurrying to get their brackets filled out for tournament pools. Employers should expect extra madness this year with all three Iowa universities participating in the tournament. However, there are steps employers can take to keep employees productive during the... Read More

December 29, 2015

Iowa employers constantly wrestle with how to treat pregnant employees. Some desire to accord special treatment to pregnant employees – but do so at the risk of drawing reverse discrimination claims. Other employers use a “status blind” approach – attempting to strictly comply with Iowa law by treating pregnant employees... Read More

November 19, 2015

By Thomas M. Cunningham Last week, The Wall Street Journal reported that new regulations designed to greatly expand the number of employees entitled to overtime pay may be significantly delayed. As we described in our earlier blog posts, the primary proposal is to raise the salary threshold for exempt white-collar employees... Read More

November 18, 2015

By Tom Cunningham Businesses that enter into agreements with the Federal Government live in a very different world than those that do not. In addition to the non-discrimination obligations imposed by Title VII and state non-discrimination laws, they are required to take affirmative action to employ individuals in certain protected categories... Read More

November 17, 2015

(This is a summary of remarks made November 3, 2015 by Nyemaster attorneys Amanda Atherton, aatherton@nyemaster.com, a litigator, and Michael Dayton, mjdayton@nyemaster.com, a business attorney.) Gone Phishing: Mitigating Employee Data Breach Risks, Amanda Atherton The key to mitigating employee-created cyber security and data breach risks is consistently implementing employment procedures throughout the... Read More

October 1, 2015

The New OT Regulations: Why the government felt they were necessary, options for your employees who will become non-exempt, and what employers should do now. This is a summary of remarks made August 27, 2015 by Nyemaster attorneys Frank Harty, Katie Graham, and Tom Cunningham on the anticipated changes to the... Read More

July 30, 2015

On June 30, the Iowa Supreme Court clarified the necessary elements a plaintiff must prove to succeed in a claim for wrongful discharge in violation of public policy. Specifically, the Court considered whether or not a plaintiff needs to prove that her employer lacked a legitimate business justification for her... Read More

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