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* With Contributions by Attorney Melissa Schilling   After the U.S. House of Representatives made a number of changes to the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act,” the Senate passed H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, by a vote of 90 to 8 on March 18, 2020. President Trump signed the bill on the same day and the law will become effective within 15 days of President Trump’s signature, on April 2, 2020. Primarily,…
On Monday, March 16, 2020, the House passed major changes to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, before the bill even made it to the Senate. The latest version of the bill can be found here.  The revised legislation no longer requires paid family leave. In addition, it does not require companies to provide employees with the two weeks of mandatory paid sick leave if the employer’s paid sick leave policy is sufficient to meet the…
The good health and safety of the community, our clients, employees, and colleagues are our primary concerns as we continue to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak. With the increasing number of reported COVID-19 cases in the U.S. and around the state of Iowa, we wanted to provide you with a brief update regarding our preparations to protect our employees and business associates, while continuing to serve our valued clients. The Dickinson Law offices in downtown Des…
The spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been declared a “public health emergency of international concern” by the World Health Organization. To help safeguard our colleagues, clients and guests, we are encouraging clients to avoid visiting the Dickinson Law offices at this time. We have access to advanced technological capabilities to communicate with clients via phone, email, and video conference call, if necessary. If you find a visit is absolutely needed,…
The safety and well-being of our clients, employees and the broader community is on top of our minds and as such, the upcoming seminar, “Building A Winning Cybersecurity Program: Where Does Leadership Start?”, both in-person and via online webinar, will be postponed and rescheduled at a later date. Please let Sarah Ruba, Director of Marketing & Business Development, know if you have any immediate questions or concerns at 515-246-4508 or sruba@dickinsonlaw.com.   …
Dickinson Law, Holmes Murphy, and Eide Bailly are pleased to announce the participants on the keynote panel at its joint Cybersecurity Seminar on April 9th. Dan and Meg will share experiences with cybersecurity, and discuss ideas for improving an organization’s cybersecurity during a moderated discussion.   Meg Anderson, VP, CISO at Principal Financial Group Meg Anderson leads the Information Security & Risk team for Principal Financial Group in the role of VP-Chief Information Security Officer.  She…
Thinking about starting a business but couldn’t attend our Startup Seminar on March 5th? No problem! The seminar presentation is now available anytime on demand.  It features useful information such as corporate formation, seed stage financing and intellectual property – all from successful startup founders and legal counsel who work with startup companies, including:   Ben Milne – Founder of Dwolla Dwolla, Inc. is a financial technology company that changed the way businesses send and receive funds. The company…
Cybersecurity threats are everywhere and impact every business and organization, no matter how large or small. The threat landscape continues to evolve as bad actors become more sophisticated at taking advantage of weak cybersecurity defenses. Business risks include compromised customer data, devastating financial recovery expenses, tarnished company reputation, substantial direct financial losses, and weakened client trust. The question is not whether cyber-fraudsters will target your organization, but when. Where does leadership start? Join Dickinson Law, Holmes…
Consumer lawsuits against companies for data breaches are increasingly common, but the results for the plaintiffs have been mixed. Many times, consumer lawsuits against companies for exposing personally identifiable information fail because consumers have difficulty identifying harm they suffered as a result of a specific breach. As the number of breaches continues to grow, the task of proving that any one breach caused a consumer harm will only become more difficult. New state laws may…
Pictured L-R: Attorneys Ben Bruner, Melissa Schilling, John Lande, Ron Mountsier, Amy Plummer, and Brad Kruse. Dickinson Law is pleased to announce its newly-elected Board of Directors. Ron Mountsier was elected as President of the firm, replacing labor and employment attorney Jeff Krausman who served in the role since 2014.  Mountsier is engaged in general practice and focuses on taxation, business and corporate law, as well as estate planning and probate matters. Amy Plummer was elected…