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Lynch Dallas, P.C. Summer Law Clerk

Lynch Dallas, P.C. Summer Law Clerk

Lynch Dallas, P.C. is pleased to announce that Andrew J. Hamilton has been hired as a Summer Law Clerk for 2024.

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LYNCH DALLAS LEGAL UPDATE | LEGISLATION AFFECTING IOWA CODE CHAPTERS 400 AND 411

LYNCH DALLAS LEGAL UPDATE | LEGISLATION AFFECTING IOWA CODE CHAPTERS 400 AND 411

Governor Reynolds recently signed several bills that will affect Iowa cities subject to Iowa Code Chapter 400 and 411.

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2024 Executive Board

2024 Executive Board

Lynch Dallas, P.C. is proud to announce its 2024 Executive Board: Amy L. Reasner, President, and Steve C. Leidinger, Vice President.

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Lynch Dallas, P.C. Shareholder Announcement

Lynch Dallas, P.C. Shareholder Announcement

Lynch Dallas, P.C. is pleased to announce that Daniel M. Morgan has become a shareholder with the firm as of January 1, 2024.

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Reorganization Announcement

Effective January 1, 2024, Lynch Dallas, P.C. will concentrate our efforts on our core practice areas of city, county and public sector law; public and private sector human resource compliance counseling and employment defense; public and private sector insurance defense; as well as business litigation.

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Corridor's Top Forty Leaders Under 40 | Holly Corkery

Corridor's Top Forty Leaders Under 40 | Holly Corkery

The Corridor Business Journal has recognized attorney Holly Corkery as a recipient of their Forty Under 40 award.

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LEGAL UPDATE | CONFLICT BETWEEN IOWA LABOR LAWS & FEDERAL LAW

LEGAL UPDATE | CONFLICT BETWEEN IOWA LABOR LAWS & FEDERAL LAW

A new Iowa law recently signed by Governor Reynolds related to minors working longer hours, later at night, and performing certain types of tasks conflicts with federal law.

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Legal Update: Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) Effective June 27, 2023

Legal Update: Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) Effective June 27, 2023

A new federal law related to pregnant workers goes into effect June 27, 2023. The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act or PWFA applies to both public and private sector employers with at least 15 employees. The law requires employers to discuss, identify and provide “reasonable accommodations” to a worker’s known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions

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ISBA - Government Practice Seminar

ISBA - Government Practice Seminar

Attorney, Eric P. Martin, will be presenting at the Iowa State Bar Association Government Practice Seminar on May 19, 2023.

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New Director of Talent and Strategy

New Director of Talent and Strategy

Lynch Dallas, P.C. is proud to announce Georgi R. Donovan is the law firm’s new Director of Talent and Strategy.

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2023 Executive Board

2023 Executive Board

Lynch Dallas, P.C. is proud to announce its 2023 Executive Board: Wilford H. Stone, President, and Steve C. Leidinger, Vice President.

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New Associate Attorney

New Associate Attorney

We're pleased to announce that Samantha Kuntz has joined Lynch Dallas, P.C. as an Associate Attorney.

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Marion Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

Marion Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

Lynch Dallas, P.C. is pleased to recognize Holly Corkery for being named the 2022-23 Chamber board chair.

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2022 Iowa Society of Human Resources Management State Conference

2022 Iowa Society of Human Resources Management State Conference

Attorney, Amy L. Reasner will be presenting at the 2022 Iowa Society of Human Resources Management Conference in Coralville.

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Grand Impact

Grand Impact - 50 Companies - $100,000

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ISBA - Government Practice Seminar

ISBA - Government Practice Seminar

Attorney, Patrick O'Connell, will be presenting at the Iowa State Bar Association Government Practice Seminar on May 6, 2022.

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Downtown Cedar Rapids 2021 Annual Report

Attorney, Emily K. Ellingson, serves as the Vice Chair of the Cedar Rapids Downtown Self-Supported Municipal Improvement District (SSMID) Commission.

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2022 Iowa Employment, Training, Benefits & Wellness Conference

2022 Iowa Employment, Training, Benefits & Wellness Conference

Attorney, Amy L. Reasner, will be presenting at the Iowa Employment, Training, Benefits and Wellness Conference on April 6, 2022.

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90 Ideas in 90 Minutes

90 Ideas in 90 Minutes

Attorney, Amy L. Reasner, will be one of the nine corridor leaders presenting at the annual 90 Ideas in 90 minutes event on March 3, 2022.

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Shareholder News

Shareholder News

New Lynch Dallas, P.C. Shareholder

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Corridor Leaders 250

Corridor Leaders 250

Corridor Business Journal - Corridor Leaders 250.

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2022 Executive Board

Lynch Dallas, P.C. is proud to announce its 2022 Executive Board: Amy L. Reasner, President, Emily K. Ellingson, Vice President/Secretary and Kyle A. Sounhein, Treasurer.

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Marion Leadership in Action - Iowa

Marion Leadership in Action - Iowa

Congratulations to attorney Daniel Morgan and the other members of the 2021-2022 class of Marion Leadership in Action.

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2021-2022 LCBA Board of Governors

2021-2022 LCBA Board of Governors

Holly Corkery has been elected to the Linn County Bar Association Board of Governors as President-Elect for a one year term 2021-2022 (term of presidency 2022-2023).

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Iowa Employment Conference

Holly A. Corkery and Laura Moon Williams will virtually present on Employment Discrimination: The Law, The Complaint Process & Case Studies at the Iowa Employment Conference on April 8, 2021.

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Women's History Month - March

At Lynch Dallas, P.C. law firm, we are proud of the women who have made an impact on our history, and our community in general.

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CRBT Women's Network presents Women in Leadership:  What I've Learned

CRBT Women's Network presents Women in Leadership: What I've Learned

Amy L. Reasner will moderate a virtual panel discussion presented by CRBT Women's Network on Women in Leadership: What I've Learned.

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Scott McLeod Retirement

Lynch Dallas, P.C. bid farewell to Shareholder Attorney Scott E. McLeod who retired from the firm on December 31, 2020.

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2021 Lynch Dallas, P.C. Executive Board

Lynch Dallas, P.C. is proud to announce its 2021 Executive Board: Amy L. Reasner, President, Corinne R. Butkowski, Vice President/Secretary and Kyle A. Sounhein, Treasurer.

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Legal Update FFCRA Set to Expire

On December 21, 2020, a COVID-19 stimulus package was passed by both the House and the Senate.

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Legal Update:  What Employers Need to Know:  The COVID-19 Vaccine

Legal Update: What Employers Need to Know: The COVID-19 Vaccine

On Wednesday, December 16, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued updated guidance for employers about their rights and duties with respect to the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Navigating Employee Leaves of Absence

Amy Reasner and Holly Corkery will present virtually on "Navigating Employee Leaves of Absence - It's Hard Enough Without Covid-19" at the 2020 SHRM Iowa State Conference.

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg graduated first in her class from law school in 1959 and never received any private law firm job offers. We honor this remarkable woman’s life and career today, as we do every day by honoring the concept of gender equality. 61 years after Justice Bader Ginsburg encountered discrimination in her employment search, Lynch Dallas elected a female President, a female Vice President, has female Office Manager and Human Resources Manager, and one-third of our partners are women!

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Super Lawyers - Holly Corkery

Lynch Dallas is pleased to announce that attorney, Holly Corkery, from Lynch Dallas, P.C. has been selected to the 2020 Great Plains Rising Stars list.

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Fort Madison, Iowa City Attorney

Lynch Dallas, P.C. replaces Robert Johnson as ongoing city attorney for Fort Madison, Iowa. Read the article Here

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Legal and HR Issues Facing School Boards During COVID-19

Emily Ellingson will present on What Should I Be Asking? Legal and HR Issues Facing School Boards During COVID-19 at the Iowa Association of School Boards “Leadership Through a Crisis: COVID-19 and Beyond” Digital Conference.

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Downtown Cedar Rapids Self-Supported Municipal Improvement District Commission

Emily Ellingson was reappointed to the Downtown Cedar Rapids Self-Supported Municipal Improvement District Commission for a 2-year term ending 6/30/2022 and will serve as Vice Chair of the Commission from 7/1/2020 - 6/30/2021.

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Legal Update - Iowa Hemp Act

In 2019, the Iowa General Assembly passed Senate File 599, which wrote the Iowa Hemp Act and its coordinating amendments into law.

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Daniel Morgan Published in Iowa League of Cities CityScape magazine

Daniel Morgan's article "Fido in the Library: Service Animals and Public Facilities" was published in the May 2020 publication of Iowa League of Cities CityScape magazine

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Legal Update - More Department of Labor Guidance for Employees with Children

Summer is finally here! What about your employees that are unable to work because they need to care for their children this summer when their child care plans have changed?

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Legal Update - Joint Final Rule: Extension of Certain Time Frames

On April 28, 2020, the Department of Labor issued a joint notice with the Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service that went into effect on May 4, 2020.

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Legal Update Reopening Guidance

Today, 77 of Iowa’s 99 counties will begin the process of reopening their economies.

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Pandemic Hot Spots: Employment Law and the PPP

Amy Reasner, Holly Corkery and Dan Morgan presented to the members of the Eastern Iowa Human Resources Association on "Pandemic Hot Spots: Employment Law and the PPP".

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Legal Update IWD Return to Work Guidance

As business in Iowa begins to reopen, employers are preparing to recall employees who were laid off or furloughed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Pandemic Hot Spots

Amy Reasner, Holly Corkery and Dan Morgan presented to the members of the Eastern Iowa Human Resources Association on "Pandemic Hot Spots: Employment Law and the PPP". Link to their presentation recording here.

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Employment Law Tips

Amy Reasner and Holly Corkery presented to the Marion Chamber of Commerce on "Employment Law Tips: Covid-19 with Lynch Dallas, P.C." (link to presentation here).

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Furloughed in Iowa

Furloughed in Iowa

Amy Reasner contributed to an article in Cedar Rapids Gazette on “What does it mean to be furloughed in Iowa? Here's everything you need to know“ E-version here

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Q &A on COVID-19

Q &A on COVID-19

Holly Corkery participated on the panel for "Round-table question & answer about Covid-19 and impact on local government" through the Iowa State Bar Association, Government Practice Group.

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Legal Update Workforce Reductions

The recent passage of federal legislation known as Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), along with state legislation and proclamations, have provided public and private employers alike with another set of tools to help navigate the employment challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Special Education & 504 Plans

Emily Ellingson and Daniel Morgan will present on "Special Education & 504 Plans" and Brett Nitzschke and Nathan Kooker will present on "School Safety" at the School Administrators of Iowa School Law Conference in Altoona, Iowa.

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Lynch Dallas, P.C. Shareholder Announcement

Lynch Dallas, P.C. Shareholder Announcement

Lynch Dallas, P.C. is pleased to announce that Holly A. Corkery has become a shareholder with the firm as of January 1, 2020.

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