On March 23, 2010, President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”), as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 into law. This new law changes the provision of healthcare in the United States more than any recent legislation. The impact and implementation of this new law will take

I am looking forward to speaking on June 9th at the PorticoHR Social Media & Human Resources Seminar. Should be a fun panel with pulic relations and social media strategist Claire Celsi and Sam Mandolfo of LinkedIn also speaking.

PorticoHR is a provider of temporary and direct-hire staffing in Central Iowa. It is owned by Katie Roth who

A couple of years ago I touched on how wage and hour lawsuits were on the rise. Since then Iowa’s own Casey’s General Stores got tagged for $11.7 million in a settlement.  But not even I could have predicted the potential $1,000,000,000 liability that AT&T allegedly faces for failure to pay overtime.

Megan Erickson of the Dickinson Law Firm has started Erickson’s Blog on Social Networking and the Law.  Now that’s a blog that will have a never ending flow of posts.  She already has an interesting array of posts including one where a business owner got slapped with a $2 million libel lawsuit for Facebook and

Liz Overton of Sullivan & Ward, P.C. has a timely post on how employers should deal with the H1N1 virus

While it’s true that employers are currently under no obligation to allow additional time off to employees who do not have available time off or have exhausted their available leave, I could easily see employers facing a tough dilemma about