Category: Corporate

Changes to Title IX Regulations

What You Need to Know about the Secretary of Education’s Proposal and the Public Response. By: Maegan Gorham On November 29, 2018, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released a proposal for new Title IX regulations addressing institutional response to incidents of sexual harassment and allowed public comment on the proposed changes through the required notice…

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Co-Working Together for Business Success

One of the statements we often hear from start-ups is, “I don’t know what I don’t know.” With a new community partnership with COWORKQC, a coworking space in downtown Davenport, we hope to help shed new light on those unknowns. Once per month Lane & Waterman’s Kyle Day is holding office hours at the coworking…

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Letters of Intent: An M & A Best Practice?

By: Brett Marshall A letter of intent often, but not always, follows the execution of a confidentiality or non-disclosure agreement and the initial round of negotiations between the parties contemplating an acquisition. The letter of intent describes the key economic and procedural terms that will form the foundation for further negotiation of the definitive agreement….

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Is the ACA in Your Mailbox? Reading Between the Lines on Marketplace Subsidy Notices

By: Tim Gulbranson As the multi-year phase-in of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) continues, requirements for employers, employees, and government agencies continue to be rolled-out and enforced.  The newest mandate of the law, the Employer Notice Program for Federally Facilitated Marketplaces (which includes both Iowa and Illinois), was implemented by the Centers for Medicare &…

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Is Your Website ADA Compliant?

By: Diane Reinsch Your website is your welcome mat to the outside world, telling others about what you do and who you are. You worked hard to send the right message, choose the right colors, and make it user friendly. A person with a disability wants to visit your website, but cannot do so because it…

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Dust Off Your Job Descriptions: A Tale About Reasonable Accommodations

By: Diane Reinsch Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, covered employers are required to provide “reasonable accommodations” to qualified job applicants and employees with disabilities, to participate in the job application process, to perform the essential functions of their jobs, or to enjoy benefits and privileges of employment equal to those enjoyed by employees without…

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