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Department of Labor Proposed Rule Alert

September 5, 2023

If a new proposed DOL rule goes into effect, employers could find themselves on the hook for overtime pay for a significant portion of their workforce that was previously exempt. On August 30, 2023, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)…

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New Federal Laws Affecting Pregnant Workers

June 7, 2023

Employment Law Update: New Federal Laws Affecting Pregnant Workers

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Employment Law Update

May 30, 2023

U.S. Department of Labor: FMLA Leave Can Be Indefinite – According to the CDC, 60% of Americans live with at least one chronic disease, such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and stroke. Chronic disease in the United States is expected…

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OCR announces expiration of the HIPAA enforcement discretion that occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic

April 27, 2023

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announces that the Notifications of Enforcement Discretion issued under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996

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Iowa Board of Nursing Meeting Review

October 11, 2022

During the Iowa Board of Nursing meeting on October 5, 2022, representatives from Iowa Healthcare Association and Leading Age Iowa discussed broadening the scope of practice for LPNs to include admission assessments and change of condition assessments. It was suggested…

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HIPAA Enforcement & Violations Lessons Learned

April 11, 2022

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights is the entity that investigates HIPAA complaints and recommends enforcement, if necessary. The Office for Civil Rights has a tiered system for HIPAA violations: ·         Tier One is a…

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Supreme Court blocks Biden’s vaccine mandate for businesses

January 14, 2022

Status of Vaccine Mandate Litigation (January 14, 2023) This past November, multiple courts issued orders halting the implementation of various vaccination mandates promulgated by agencies within the Biden Administration. While the legal process for reviewing these mandates continues, they all…

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January 12, 2022

2022 HIPAA Updates In March 2021, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) extended the comment period for proposed changes to the Privacy Rule ( 86 Fed. Reg. 13683) until May 6, 2021.  Since that time, there still…

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Status of Vaccine Mandate Litigation

December 23, 2021

UPDATED (12/23/2021): Wednesday evening, the Supreme Court agreed to take up the OSHA ETS mandate case from the Sixth Circuit and the CMS healthcare worker mandate cases from the Fifth and Eighth Circuit. Oral arguments for both mandates will be…

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President Biden Announces Vaccine Mandates for Employees of Large Private Employers and Many More

September 10, 2021

Yesterday, on September 9, 2021, President Biden announced his new Path Out of the Pandemic: COVID-19 Action Plan. This six-part plan mandates employers with more than 100 employees, federal government employees, federal contractors, and many healthcare entities to ensure that all employees are vaccinated against COVID-19. The Plan also includes other topics of interest to employers, including requirements that large entertainment venues screen patrons for vaccine status upon entry, and expanded access to federal financial assistance for many businesses.

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Women by the Numbers: A Look at Shuttleworth & Ingersoll Women Attorneys

March 29, 2021

The number of women attorneys at Shuttleworth & Ingersoll is impressive, but the women of Shuttleworth & Ingersoll are never just a number: they are an integral part of our firm and of Iowa’s legal community leadership.

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Black History is Our History: Highlighting Black Achievement in Iowa’s Legal Community

February 22, 2021

Under the new legislation, FFCRA paid sick leave and paid FMLA leave is no longer required, but employers may choose to voluntarily continue to provide these benefits, and obtain the associated tax credit, through March 31, 2021. This means that mandated paid leave for employers with fewer than 500 employees ends on 12/31/2020.

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