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We know that business is complicated and that to be successful, you need a 360-degree view. That’s why we’ve created the Hartung Schroeder Practice Series and the Hartung Schroeder Practice Guides. These resources will get you started on the right path and keep you moving forward.

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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

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

Managing Construction Risk through CGLI

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Commercial general liability insurance (CGLI) is often used to manage risk on a construction project. However, CGL policies can contain gaps in coverage or exclusions that may leave a contractor or subcontractor without the anticipated protection. This Hartung Schroeder Practice Note addresses common business risk exclusions in CGL policies and provides guidance on how

Part Five: How to Create and Implement a Social Media Policy

OVERVIEW TO THE SERIES Social media usage has revolutionized the way in which companies communicate with consumers. This Hartung Schroeder Practice Series is presented in five parts and provides practical guidance on the potential risks to a company attributable to the use of social media tools by the company and its employees. The Series explains:

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