Tag Archive: Iowa attorneys

Restrictive Covenants – The Basics

By : Jon Garner In today’s employment environment, employees are increasingly being asked to sign “non-compete” agreements.  These types of agreements can take many forms and include a range of different restrictive covenants. For example, they can prohibit and/or restrict:  (a) the use of confidential and/or proprietary information; (b) the solicitation of customers; (c) the

Common Law Marriage

By : Travis Brenner In Iowa, there are two forms of marriage that are recognized. The first being the traditional marriage that is completed by meeting the necessary requirements and applying for a marriage license. The second type of marriage is known as common law marriage. Common law marriage in Iowa is informal and is

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

By : Travis Brenner As an employee, you have a legal right to be free from sexual harassment in the workplace.  Sexual harassment is considered a form of sex discrimination, which is prohibited under both state and federal law.  Sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct

When Government Screws Up

By : Brad Schroeder “I have been harmed (either physically or financially) by the actions of a government entity.  Is there anything I can do?” We field questions like this often. The most common answer is, “It depends.” While historically government was immune from suit under an old English concept in the law called “sovereign

Choosing a Business Entity

By : Travis Brenner If you are starting a business, there are many important decisions you will need to make. Possibly the most important choice will be selecting the type of business entity in which the business will operate. Different business entities will offer different benefits but may also have some drawbacks. Below is a

Divorce and Disclosure of Assets

By : Laura Lockwood If you are going through a divorce, or have watched friends and family go through a divorce, you have likely heard about the concept of “disclosing assets.” Through the divorce process, spouses are required to disclose all of their financial assets – even if they may have owned them prior to

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