Category Archives: Workers’ Compensation

2019 Iowa Proposed Workers’ Compensation Rate(s) Reduction – overall 9.2%

Pursuant to Iowa Code section 515A.6(7), notice is hereby given that the National Council on Compensation Insurance, Inc. has made a rate filing which affects the premium rates for workers’ compensation insurance. The rate filing proposes an overall decrease in voluntary and assigned risk rates of 9.2% from the current rates that became effective January 1, 2018.… Read More »

State of Iowa, Workers’ Compensation Statute, Code Chapter, 85.1A

PROPRIETORS, LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY MEMBERS, LIMITED LIABILITY PARTNERS, AND PARTNERS. A proprietor, limited liability company member, limited liability partner, or partner who is actively engaged in the proprietor’s, limited liability company member’s, limited liability partner’s, or partner’s business on a substantially full-time basis may elect to be covered by the workers’ compensation law of this… Read More »

Employee Or Independent Contractor? US Department Of Labor Provides New Guidance

Wednesday, July 15, 2015  |  © Copyright 2015 Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP  | Posted January 12, 2016  | According to the US Department of Labor,  “most workers are employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act’s broad definitions.” The debate over classification of workers as employees versus independent contractors has yet another chapter. Last month,… Read More »

Confusing Iowa Workers’ Compensation Insurance Premium Audits

The court judgment in Iowa’s Stark Construction vs. Lauterwasser litigation is certainly having an impact on Iowa Workers’ Compensation (WC) premium audit procedures. This company’s pre-audit notification letter only surrounds the correct Iowa audit practices with confusion.  Though it cannot be used by the reader as a template for Iowa WC premium audits, it can be… Read More »