Labor And Employment Law

Services Provided

"Prominent Cedar Rapids-based team, representing both employers and employees in a variety of employment matters and noted for its strength in the litigation sphere. Has experience in class actions and trying cases before the EEOC. Provides training to clients on a broad range of employment matters." --Chambers USA

Employment Litigation

Our employment lawyers represent employers and individuals before state and federal agencies, state and federal courts and in arbitration. The firm's experience extends from defending class and collective claims to the prosecution and defense of individual actions to helping discern the enforceability of competitive restrictions.

Workplace Counseling

  • We counsel employers and individuals regarding federal and state employment laws (e.g., Title VII, ADEA, FMLA, ADA, USSERA, Iowa Code Chapter 216, etc.), The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), The Iowa Wage Payment Collection Act, The WARN Act (state and federal)
  • Draft, review and assist in the implementation of employment policies and employee handbooks
  • Prepare and review employment contracts
  • Conduct internal workplace investigations and counsel regarding same
  • Counsel employers regarding employee terminations; draft/review severance agreements and releases for employers and individuals
  • Draft and advise clients regarding the enforcement of non-compete agreements and other restrictive covenants
  • Counsel clients regarding reductions in force (RIFs)
  • Conduct management training regarding harassment, employment discrimination, and other employment issues
  • Counsel clients regarding Iowa’s drug and alcohol testing statute
  • Counsel clients regarding contested claims for unemployment insurance benefits with Iowa Workforce Development
  • Traditional Labor Relations
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Business Immigration and Workplace Compliance

Traditional Labor Relations

We represent and counsel clients in a broad range of traditional labor law matters and industrial relations covered by the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”). This experience includes collective bargaining, strike preparations, union campaigns and elections, unfair labor practices, plant closures and mass layoff. Our attorneys also represent municipalities, governmental agencies and entities governed by state or local laws. We advise our clients on the other issues that can affect public sector employers, including project labor agreements, constitutional due process protections, First Amendment issues and whistleblower laws.

Workers’ Compensation

Our attorneys are retained by a number of workers' compensation carriers, third-party administrators and self-insured employers to defend claims brought before the Iowa Workers' Compensation Commissioner. We handle all aspects of these cases, from the arbitration hearing through appellate review. Learn more about workers’ compensation law.

Business Immigration and Workplace Compliance

We provide immigration legal services to a wide range of clients, including multinational and Iowa-based corporations, emerging and established small businesses, colleges and universities, municipal governments, religious organizations and other non-profit entities, as well as U.S. citizens and foreign nationals from more than fifty countries. Our employment services include:

  • Temporary work authorization for employees, i.e. H-1B
  • Employment-based permanent residence (“green card”)
  • Defense of ICE and DOL investigations
  • Form I-9 audits
  • E-Verify

Learn more about our Immigration law services.

A Wealth of Experience

We care about our clients and provide personal attention to every matter. We pride ourselves in staying on top of industry developments and communicate that information to our clients via email updates, webinars and seminars.

Our employment law attorneys bring a team approach to business needs by collaborating with other practice groups including:

If you have questions regarding our employment law practice, please email or call us in Cedar Rapids at (319) 366-7641 or in Coralville at (319) 354-1019.