Posts Tagged: Employment law

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6 of the Scariest Things Your Nonprofit Can Do

Horrifying. Blood curdling. Hair raising. These are just a few of the adjectives that can be used to describe six of the scariest things your nonprofit can do (or fail to do). As a lawyer who regularly works with nonprofits, trying to protect nonprofits and help them succeed in pursuing their mission, these six items… Read more »

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5 Necessary Policies for your Employee Handbook

There are several provisions that just about all employee handbooks should include. Let’s simply cover the top five. There are certainly numerous other important provisions to include in an employee handbook, but these five are critical and provide important protections for employers (both nonprofit and for-profit employers). The employee handbook should make it clear it… Read more »

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Warning: an employee handbook can be considered an employment contract

  When is an employee handbook not an employee handbook? When it’s an employment contract. In certain limited situations, an employee handbook can constitute a type of employment contract. Generally speaking, employment relationships in Iowa are presumed to be “at-will,” — that is, either party (the employee or the employer) may terminate the employment relationship… Read more »