CLASSES OF EMPLOYEES EXCLUDED FROM IOWA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION BENEFITS

Generally, most workers employed in the State of Iowa, and consequently their employers, are subject to the Iowa Workers’ Compensation Act. However, there are some employees which are statutorily defined as not being employees. For a strong rural state like Iowa, one of the most important classes to consider are those persons engaged in agricultural […]

SF 507 PASSED BY IOWA HOUSE

On April 9, 2019 the Iowa House passed bill SF 507; the bill was previously passed by the Iowa Senate. The bill modifies Iowa Code 85.61(7) to add a new section (c) which provides that personal injuries due to idiopathic or unexplained falls from level surface onto the same level surface do not arise out […]

Additional Deputy Commissioner Appointed to Iowa Workers’ Compensation Commission

Recently, Iowa Workers’ Compensation Commissioner Joseph Cortese has appointed attorney Michael Lunn to be a deputy commissioner. Michael Lunn graduated from Drake Law School and worked with a workers’ compensation insurance defense firm prior to taking this position. He will be beginning on February 18, 2019 at the Division of Workers’ Compensation. Baylor Evnen congratulates […]

New Iowa Workers’ Compensation Deputy Commissioner Joining Workers’ Compensation Commission

Recently, attorney Ben Humphrey has been retained by the Iowa Workers’ Compensation Commissioner Cortese as a new deputy workers’ compensation commissioner. Deputy Humphrey will be filling a vacancy that has been left open since 2017 when Deputies Walshire and McElderry retired. We welcome Deputy Humphrey to the Iowa Workers’ Compensation Commission. For questions regarding Iowa […]
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