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Hybrid Test Determines Employee or Independent Contractor Status under FMLA, ADA and ADEA

BY CHARLIE WITTMACK Executive Summary By their own terms, the FMLA, ADA and ADEA apply only to employees and not independent contractors. However, since these laws were enacted, there has been an ambiguity regarding the appropriate test to use when determining whether an individual has been properly classified by an employer as an employee or

Case Update: Parents of girl killed in bus fire speak to WHO

STORY BY: Emily Koss POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY, Iowa — Last December, two people in Pottawattamie County were killed in a fiery bus crash. One victim was the driver, 74-year-old Donald Hendricks, and the other was 16-year-old Oakland student Megan Klindt. The crash happened just after Klindt boarded the bus right in front of her home. Now,

Charlie Wittmack Featured at Historical Museum

Hartung Schroeder attorney, Charlie Wittmack, made the media rounds this week with appearances on KCCI (CBS Channel 8), WHO (NBC Channel 13), WOI (ABC Channel 5) and KCWI (Channel 23). Wittmack was promoting the Iowa History 101 exhibit at the State Historical Museum of Iowa. The exhibition features 101 items that are significant to the

Analysis: Arming Florida school staff could expose them to suits -experts

STORY BY: TINA BELLON (Reuters) – A bill passed by Florida lawmakers empowering some personnel in public schools to carry firearms to guard against attacks like last month’s massacre near Miami could expose these employees to potentially costly civil lawsuits, legal experts said. Public employees are generally immune to civil suits, but those authorized to

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