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Iowa legislation could strip licenses from firms that employ undocumented workers

Iowa employers could face loss of their state licenses if they employ undocumented workers under a bill approved by a legislative subcommittee Monday. Senate...

Iowa’s pandemic-pummeled small businesses appeal to Congress for more aid

Forty Iowans will be among a national group of 2,000 small-business owners lobbying virtually on Wednesday for more support in the aftermath of the...

Can employers require workers to take the COVID-19 vaccine? 6 questions...

Editor’s note: The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal agency in charge of enforcing laws prohibiting discrimination in the workplace, on Dec. 16 said...

High school girls’ coach fired after making overtures toward former student

A former girls’ soccer coach was fired from Des Moines East High School earlier this year after contacting a former student and asking whether...

Iowans win (and lose) jobless benefits due to their employers’ pandemic...

A fast-food worker who resigned after his boss allegedly tried to keep the staff in the dark about a COVID-19 outbreak has successfully appealed...

Two state workers fired for expediting a former colleague’s jobless-benefits claim

Two state workers were fired this year for allegedly helping a former colleague collect unemployment benefits in the midst of an unprecedented surge in...

Five things that didn’t totally suck in 2020

During a New Year’s Eve gathering last year, my friends and I merrily shredded a 2019 calendar and said good riddance. We had every...

Brawl inside nail salon could have been a super-spreader event, Iowa...

A brawl that broke out inside a small nail salon in eastern Iowa grew to the point where it could have been a super-spreader...

Why Facebook antitrust case relies so heavily on Mark Zuckerberg’s emails

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s own words play a starring role in the government’s case to break up his social network. “It is better to buy...

Workers’ COVID-19 lawsuits could be quashed under GOP push in Congress

WASHINGTON — A wrongful death lawsuit filed in connection with a Tyson meat packing facility in Iowa alleged that managers secretly took bets on...
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