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Blawg Review #147

Welcome to a RAGBRAI inspired Blawg Review.  What is RAGBRAI?  The Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa is an annual seven-day ride across the state.  Heading into its 36th year, RAGBRAI is the longest, largest and oldest touring bicycle ride in the world.  It’s not a race.  It’s an experience.   And since Blawg Review … Continue Reading

Iowa Non-Compete May Be Enforceable Even if You’re Fired

Charlie Longbrief picked up the phone on a Friday afternoon.  He was accustomed to these late Friday afternoon calls.   People with problems always seemed to call at this time because they need peace of mind over the weekend.  It was his friend Joe Smith who worked as sales manager for Shake, Rattle & Roll, Inc. a local baby toy manufacturer.  "Charlie I … Continue Reading

Think Twice Before Deducting From Employee’s Last Paycheck

Charlie Longbrief, attorney at law, had just turned off his computer late on a Friday afternoon when the phone rang.  It was Pete Geek who owned a local computer consulting service. "Charlie, I’ve got a problem," Pete said. "Tell me about it," Charlie said. "Well, I had to fire one of my sales people earlier … Continue Reading

Employee Evaluations Are Critical to Firing Decisions

Charlie Longbrief had just turned off his computer to end his day when the phone rang.  It was John Grains.  John owns the local grain elevator in Hometown, Iowa and Charlie has been his business lawyer for several years. "Charlie, I’ve got a problem,"  he said.  "Tell me about it," Charlie said. "Well, I need to fire Nancy … Continue Reading
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