Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C.

Social Media Policies for Employers: A Few Notes on the NLRA

In a December 9 post on Erickson’s Social Networking Law Blog, Dickinson attorney Megan Erickson discussed recent action by the National Labor Relations Board, pointing out that employees’ Facebook posts or other online…more

| Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law,...

Intermittent FMLA Leave May Not Be a "Blank Check"

Intermittent FMLA leave can be a complicated issue for employers and often seems like a "blank check" for FMLA leave. Intermittent FMLA leave can also create confusion as to the ability of an employee to perform the essential…more

| Labor & Employment Law

Taxation of Terminations, Settlements and Judgments

Unless specifically exempted, every employer making payment of wages to an employee is required to withhold Federal income taxes and to pay such withheld taxes to the United States Treasury. IRC § 3402(a)(1). The term “wages” is…more

| Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

US Supreme Court Issues Opinion in Quon Sexting Case

The United States Supreme Court ruled today that a public employer’s search of sexually explicit text messages on a police officer’s employer-issued pager did not constitute an illegal invasion of privacy. The Court overturned…more

| Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law, Science, Computers,...

LLC Buy-Sell Provisions Should Cover a Change in Control

Under the new Iowa LLC Act, transferees of membership interests do not become members of the LLC without the consent of all of the other members. See Iowa Code Sections 489.401 and 489.502. But what happens if a member who is…more

| Business Organizations

Arbitration: Employers - Caveat Emptor

In the past, some employers put clauses in employment agreements – even at-will employment agreements for some lower-level employees – requiring the arbitration of all “disputes” between an employee and an employer. That gained…more

| Labor & Employment Law

Arbitration: Employers - Caveat Emptor

In the past, some employers put clauses in employment agreements – even at-will employment agreements for some lower-level employees – requiring the arbitration of all “disputes” between an employee and an employer. That gained…more

| Labor & Employment Law

Estate Tax Planning for Persons with Health Challenges

Because the federal estate tax is scheduled to be reinstated beginning in 2011 at a hefty 55 percent for individuals with assets exceeding $1,000,000, many people will have significant exposure to estate tax liability. The use…more

| Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

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