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For Immediate Release
Contact: Wendy Mihm-Herold
Telephone: (866) 520-8689 or (563) 382-0457 ext. 111

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Dubuque, IA – Area employers are invited to a highly valuable training about current employment law. Barbara Tapscott, Attorney, Iowa Workforce Development will provide a workshop, “Employment Law Update: Ten Hot Employment Topics” on Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at NICC Town Clock Center for Professional Development, 680 Main St., Dubuque, Iowa from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Some of the topics addressed at the training for employers and human resource directors include: Iowa’s new minimum wage law that went 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; and The U.S. Supreme Court’s latest word on what constitutes “retaliation.”

Barbara Tapscott has a history of providing excellent training, attested to by local professionals and businesses. She is returning to Decorah based on requests from employers who have found her previous employment law discusses critical to their business practices.

“I have attended previous presentations on Employment Law by Barbara Tapscott and would highly recommend attending her workshops! She is an excellent presenter!” said Fern Rissman, WIA/PJ Director @ Upper Explorerland. Wendy Mihm-Herold, Regional Manager of Iowa Workforce Development encourages employers to “Take advantage of this great opportunity to learn and talk with Barbara Tapscott to increase your working knowledge to provide a great work environment for your employees. Barbara is well respected through out the state of Iowa and through out Northeast Iowa. Her attention to detail, quick responses and follow through from her seminars has been noted from businesses.”

Tapscott is an employment attorney with Iowa Workforce Development. She is a frequent speaker and trainer for business groups across Iowa, specializing 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.

Registration is requested by May 15. To register please call 1 (888) 642-2338 ext. 380 or (563) 557-8271 ext. 380. The cost is $35.00 per person. This event is a Northeast Employers Council of Iowa, NICC and Tri-State Human Resource Association (TRIHRA).

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