Category Employee Benefits

BrownWinick Attorneys Named to 2022 Best Lawyers® List

BrownWinick is pleased to announce that 21 lawyers have been included in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. BrownWinick would like to congratulate the following attorneys named to the 2022 The Best Lawyers... Read More

Iowa Workforce Development Changes Policy on Unemployment Benefits and PTO

  Iowa Workforce Development announced today that effective immediately, employees who are or will be laid off, or are unable to work for COVID-19-related reasons, will not be required to use all available paid leave before becoming eligible to receive Iowa unemployment benefits. This change is not retroactive and claims will not be backdated.... Read More

Employer Guidance Regarding COVID-19 Impact on Unemployment Benefits in Iowa

  Do employees need to exhaust all vacation, sick leave, or personal time off (PTO) time prior to claiming unemployment benefits? Yes. If an employer offers vacation, sick leave, or PTO time to employees, the employees must exhaust those benefits prior to claiming unemployment benefits.  Are employers required to lay off employees in order for the... Read More

BrownWinick Law Firm Ranked in U.S. News - Best Lawyers 2020 "Best Law Firms" List

BrownWinick has been included in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2020 "Best Law Firms" rankings[i]. The tenth edition of the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® released the 2020 "Best Law Firms" rankings on November 1, 2019. Firms included in the 2020 "Best Law Firms" list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently... Read More

BrownWinick Attorneys Named to 2020 Best Lawyers List

BrownWinick is pleased to announce that 24 lawyers have been included in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers® has published their list for more than three decades, earning the respect of the... Read More

BrownWinick Attorneys Featured in 2019 Great Plains Super Lawyers and Great Plains Rising Stars

Eleven BrownWinick attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2019 Great Plains Super Lawyers online listing: William Brown – Tax Elizabeth Coonan – Employment and Labor Michael Dee – Business Litigation Alice Helle – Employee Benefits Thomas Johnson – Business/Corporate Ann Holden Kendell – Employment and Labor James Pray – Environmental Brian... Read More

New Health Plan Option Designed for Groups of Small Employers

Throughout 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor took steps to make it easier for small businesses to offer competitive health and retirement benefits to their employees. Association Health Plans (AHPs) will provide an innovative option for small firms to band together for health and retirement plan offerings. BrownWinick has been monitoring these... Read More

BrownWinick Law Firm Ranked in U.S. News - Best Lawyers 2019 "Best Law Firms" List

BrownWinick has been included in the U.S. News - Best Lawyers® 2019 "Best Law Firms" rankings. The ninth edition of the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers released the 2019 "Best Law Firms" rankings on November 1, 2018. Firms included in the 2019 "Best Law Firms" list are recognized for professional excellent with persistently impressive... Read More

DOL Releases Updated FMLA Forms

Last week, the Wage and Hour Division of the United States Department of Labor finally released its updated Family and Medical Leave Act forms. However, I use the term "updated" here loosely, as there were no meaningful changes to the substance of these forms. Nevertheless, if you use the DOL's model forms (which we typically encourage employers... Read More

BrownWinick Attorneys Named to 2019 Best Lawyers® List

BrownWinick is pleased to announce that 27 lawyers have been included in the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers has published their list for over three decades, earning the respect of the... Read More