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Mother of Children Restrained by Daycare Center Files Suit

Sarah Lundin is a mother and surgeon in Dennison, Iowa, who has retained Brad Schroeder in a civil action against Children’s Imagination Station in Denison. In her lawsuit, Dr. Lundin alleges that the daycare used physical restraint, assault, and intimidation against her two sons, aged 8 and 10. Lundin’s suit is part of a larger strategy to

The First Amendment Silences the Iowa “Ag-Gag Law”

In 2012, the crime coined “agricultural production facility fraud” was created by the Iowa Legislature.  Creation was prompted by Iowa’s seat in the national spotlight resulting from undercover investigations of industrial farms which revealed treatment of animals that shocked most viewers.  Then Governor Terry Brandstad signed the bill into law on March 2, 2012.  The

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

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