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What to Know About FTC’s Final Rule Banning Noncompete Clauses with Workers

May 16, 2024

Alas! The wait is over….Or is it? In January 2023 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) proposed a rule that would largely ban non-compete clauses nationwide, with limited exceptions. On April 23, 2024, the FTC issued its final rule related to…

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FinCEN Beneficial Ownership Reporting: New Federal Regulation Affecting Corporations, Limited Liability Companies and Other Entities

November 20, 2023

New Beneficial Ownership Reporting Requirements will take effect on January 1, 2024. The beneficial ownership information reporting requirements (“BOI Reporting Rule”) issued by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) pursuant to the Corporate Transparency Act will take effect on January…

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Preparing for a New Year

October 24, 2023

Cedar Rapids, Iowa (October 24, 2023)  It is time for that annual check-up! As the ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus said, “Change is the only constant in life.” Those practicing in the world of human resources are no stranger to change.…

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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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