Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C.

Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C. is a general practice law firm in Des Moines, Iowa. Our attorneys provide a full range of legal and business counseling services to a client base that includes large corporations, small businesses, governmental entities and not-for-profit organizations with interests in Iowa.

Effective on July 1, 2020, WHD will no longer pursue pre-litigation liquidated damages as its default policy in its administratively resolved investigations. Under the FLSA, liquidated damages are equal to the amount of back wages due to the employee. For instance, if an employer owes an employee $5,000 as a result of FLSA violations, the liquidated damages add another $5,000 to the back pay that the employee can receive.    From its creation in 1938…
Effective on July 1, 2020, WHD will no longer pursue pre-litigation liquidated damages as its default policy in its administratively resolved investigations. Under the FLSA, liquidated damages are equal to the amount of back wages due to the employee. For instance, if an employer owes an employee $5,000 as a result of FLSA violations, the liquidated damages add another $5,000 to the back pay that the employee can receive.    From its creation in 1938…
Effective on July 1, 2020, WHD will no longer pursue pre-litigation liquidated damages as its default policy in its administratively resolved investigations. Under the FLSA, liquidated damages are equal to the amount of back wages due to the employee. For instance, if an employer owes an employee $5,000 as a result of FLSA violations, the liquidated damages add another $5,000 to the back pay that the employee can receive.    From its creation in 1938…
Attorney Ben Bruner from Dickinson Law and Jackie Haley, Vice President of Services and Strategic Partnerships at Community Bankers of Iowa, recently sat down via Zoom to discuss challenges and opportunities that financial institutions are facing as a result of the pandemic. From customer-facing technology, communication and customer service, don’t miss this informative video as part of CBI’s COVID-19 video series from CBI members. View it here.   …
Attorney Ben Bruner from Dickinson Law and Jackie Haley, Vice President of Services and Strategic Partnerships at Community Bankers of Iowa, recently sat down via Zoom to discuss challenges and opportunities that financial institutions are facing as a result of the pandemic. From customer-facing technology, communication and customer service, don’t miss this informative video as part of CBI’s COVID-19 video series from CBI members. View it here.   …
Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C. is pleased to announce our 2020 Summer Associates, (left to right) Elizabeth Shaw, Samuel McMichael, and Sierra Leeds. Sierra Leeds Sierra is currently attending Drake University Law School where she will graduate with the Class of 2021. She holds an undergraduate degree with a double major in Marketing and Speech Communications from Iowa State University. Growing up in Boone, Iowa, Sierra first became interested in a legal career early…
On June 15, 2020, the United States Supreme Court issued a ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia (consolidated with Altitude Express Inc. v. Zarda and R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes Inc. v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission), interpreting the prohibition against discrimination on the basis of “sex” in Title VII of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 to include discrimination based on sexual orientation or transgender status.  Background: Title VII of the Civil…
On June 15, 2020, the United States Supreme Court issued a ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia (consolidated with Altitude Express Inc. v. Zarda and R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes Inc. v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission), interpreting the prohibition against discrimination on the basis of “sex” in Title VII of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 to include discrimination based on sexual orientation or transgender status.  Background: Title VII of the Civil…
In early 2020, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled that contractors who have a mechanics’ lien on a residential property cannot recover attorneys’ fees from the sale of the homestead. We explained in a prior blog about how that Supreme Court decision severely limited a contractor’s effective remedies under the mechanics’ lien statute. In our blog, we also noted that the ruling made clear that in the future, the legislature could address the issues with recovering…
In early 2020, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled that contractors who have a mechanics’ lien on a residential property cannot recover attorneys’ fees from the sale of the homestead. We explained in a prior blog about how that Supreme Court decision severely limited a contractor’s effective remedies under the mechanics’ lien statute. In our blog, we also noted that the ruling made clear that in the future, the legislature could address the issues with recovering…