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Two Wins for Employers on Bio-metric Data Collection

Employer-mandated biometric screening is an emerging area of the law that is increasingly controversial. Two recent opinions are shaping how employers collect this data and what they do with it. Employers’ use of biometric data has been increasing in recent years as employers seek creative new ways to counteract ballooning health care costs by motivating

Book Burning and Pizza Slinging | Ex-CEO Slugfests Heat-Up at B&N and Papa Johns

The Ex-CEOs of two category-leading, but poorly performing, national brands escalated their battles this week with a host of new allegations that forced onlookers to determine whether personal issues or financial performance were to blame. On Tuesday morning, Demos Parneros, the recently ousted CEO of Barnes & Noble filed suit in the Manhattan Federal Court

Employee Handbooks: Best Practices

EXECUTIVE OVERVIEW Creating an employee handbook can seem like a daunting task for an employer. Some employers have few, if any, written policies in place when they begin the process. Others may have adopted individual written policies in the past with little, if any, consideration given to how the policies can or should fit together

Recruiting and Interviewing: Minimizing Legal Risk

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The risk of violating federal, state, and local employment laws is present even before an employment relationship exists. The pre-employment process, including recruiting and interviewing, exposes employers to potentially significant legal liability. This post provides an overview of the legal risks associated with recruiting and interviewing under federal law and Iowa law, and

Samantha Farmer Published in Drake Journal of Agriculture Law

Hartung Schroeder colleague, Samantha Famer, was published in the spring edition of the Drake Journal of Agriculture Law. Samantha’s Note, “Environmental and Nuisance Regulations in Iowa: Something to Raise a Stink Over?” examined environmental regulations and nuisance laws that govern Iowa hog confinements. The Drake Journal of Agricultural Law is dedicated to the review of

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