Blocked overtime rule may require changes

Business owners and pro-business groups are breathing easier after a federal judge in Texas on Nov. 22 temporarily blocked the U.S. Department of Labor from enacting new overtime regulations, but the decision has left many employers with more questions than answers.

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Several Corridor employers have teamed up in an effort to find qualified hires, and in doing so, are paying extra attention to an historically overlooked party: the hire’s spouse.

The law firm Lynch Dallas P.C. has been serving clients for 90 years, yet after employing dozens of successful attorneys through the decades, the issue of succession has never been more important than it is today.

A cohousing development southwest of downtown Iowa City will provide a unique option for aspiring homeowners who value convenience over autonomy when the project opens next year.

It’s a season of change for Eastern Iowa’s local foods scene, with a national grocery chain planning four new Iowa stores, a local food co-op closing its virtual doors and one longtime farmers market shutting down.

Iowa-based banks are adjusting to the changing regulatory and financial landscape, with one noticeable outcome being fewer of them, according to the president of the Community Bankers of Iowa.


Tips for professionals to seize the holiday season

November 29, 2016

By Greg Dardis / Guest Column
Executive coaching fills me with hope because every day I get to witness self-improvement. An old dog can, indeed, learn new tricks! When clients receive training in public speaking, professional presence and business leadership, they gain confidence and a spring in their step.

Looking back at local media changes in 2016

November 21, 2016

By Joe Sheller / Guest Column
You have to be an Iowa fan, I think, to appreciate “I on the Hawks.” Personally, it’s not for me. It’s a TV sports talk show about Iowa football. It’s not exactly a revolutionary idea –
broadcasting has lots of sports talk shows – except that it combines two sports writers from The Gazette with a sports reporter from Fox 28.

How to use easy video marketing strategies

November 17, 2016

By Sherry Bonelli / Guest Column
Did you watch an online video today? Maybe a friend posted a video on Facebook or you checked out a YouTube video. If you’re watching videos, your customers are, too.

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