Workers' Compensation

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Iowa: Trial Court Has Jurisdiction to Hear Emotional Distress Claim Associated With Whistle-Blowing Activity
Posted on 30 Aug 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

An Iowa appellate court recently affirmed, in relevant part, a trial court's denial of defendants’ motion for judgment N.O.V., and for new trial, after a jury returned a verdict in favor of plaintiff on his claim of intentional infliction of... Read More

Iowa: Annual Profitability Bonus Should Be Included in Injured Worker’s AWW Computation
Posted on 31 Dec 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

An Iowa appellate court held that an assistant manager’s annual bonus was sufficiently “regular” to be included in the assistant manager’s “gross salary, wages, or earnings” identified in Iowa Code § 85.36, and... Read More

Iowa: Occasional Work at Home Does Not Create Dual Employment Premises
Posted on 16 Oct 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

In a case of first impression in Iowa, a state appellate court held that catching up on occasional work at home or completing tasks at home that could be completed at the employer’s premises is an insufficient basis to find that an employee had... Read More

Iowa: Employer’s 401k Contributions Not Included in Average Weekly Wage Computation
Posted on 9 Jun 2016 by Larson's Spotlight

The employer’s matching contributions to an employee’s 401k plan are not weekly earnings for purposes of calculating the employee’s workers’ compensation benefits, held an Iowa appellate court, affirming a decision by a state district... Read More