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For Immediate Release
Contact: Frank Rubero
Telephone: (319) 365-9474, Ext. 1200

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Cedar Rapids -The Cedar Rapids Employers' Council of Iowa (ECI) will offer a seminar on "Employment Law Update: Ten Hot Employment Topics” on Wednesday, April 25, 2007 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The seminar will be held at Country Inn & Suites ~ 9100 Atlantic Avenue SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 Get the latest information on ten hot employment topics by employment law attorney Barbara Tapscott. Here are just a few of them that should interest employers and human resource officials:

• Iowa’s new minimum wage law that goes into effect April 1, 2007
• The $78 million verdict awarded retail workers for missed work breaks and off-the-clock time
• Recent Iowa court decisions on immunity for references and defamation
• The U.S. Supreme Court’s latest word on what constitutes “retaliation”

The Seminar presenter, Barbara Tapscott is an employment attorney with Iowa Workforce Development. A frequent speaker and trainer for business groups across Iowa, Barb specializes in employment and labor law. After working in private practice for many years where she counseled employers on wage and hour, discrimination, harassment, drug testing and other issues she joined Iowa Workforce Development in 2004. She has a bachelor and master degrees from Iowa State University, and received her law degree in 1992 from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

The $35 registration fee will include a continental breakfast and certificate of attendance for Recertification Credit. To register for the seminar, contact Frank Rubero by e-mail: or FAX at (319) 365-9270. Registration and seminar fee due by Monday, April 23rd.

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