Category Archives: Public Good

Heads, The Police Win. Tails, the Victim Loses.

by Site Administrator
Public Good

One of the foundations of our justice system is that no one is above the law. Each of us is held responsible for our own actions.  If I get distracted while I’m driving and rear-end the car in front of me, I have to pay for the damage.  If I hurt somebody, either negligently or on purpose, I’m liable to them for everything they’ve lost…. Read More

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The Time to Act is Now

by Site Administrator

“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. Americans, we can do better.  We must do better.  Silence is not an option. For the last week, we have seen images of George Floyd plastered across our television screens and social media feeds.  Many of us cried out in anger as… Read More

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Right to Sue

by Juicebox Administrator
Public Good

“I filed my civil rights complaint with the Iowa Civil Rights Commission (“ICRC”) or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), my claim is being investigated, and more than 60 days has elapsed.  I have the option of requesting my Right-to-Sue letter now.  Should I wait to hire an attorney until after I receive my Right-to-Sue letter?” The short answer is no. First, your civil rights… Read More

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What to Know: Election Day 2018

by Juicebox Administrator
Public Good

 Someone struggled for your right to vote.  Use it. – Susan B. Anthony Tomorrow is Election Day in the U.S.A., and Fiedler Law Firm wants to make sure that you are heard at the polls.  Because voting can be tricky, we have outlined some frequently asked questions below to make voting a little easier for you. Voter Registration.  I forgot to register. Can I still… Read More

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What Do You Mean?

by Juicebox Administrator
Public Good

A Helpful List of Many Employment Law-Related Words and their Meanings At-Will State: When an employee can be dismissed by an employer for any reason (that is, without having to establish “just cause” for termination), and without warning, as long as the reason is not illegal (e.g. firing because of the employee’s protect class). Right to Work State: A Right to Work law guarantees that… Read More

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What Does it Mean When People say Iowa is an “At Will” State?

by Juicebox Administrator
Public Good

You’ve just started a new job and your employee handbook says you are employed “at-will.”  Then you see that at-will means that you can be fired at any time, for any reason or no reason at all.  Now that you are sweating, and likely freaking out a little, you ask yourself, “Does this mean I don’t have any options if I’m fired?” Don’t worry.  Simply… Read More

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F&T Recognized for Donation to Visiting Mom Project

by Juicebox Administrator
Public Good

Last fall, the Iowa Organization of Women Attorneys (I.O.W.A.) teamed with Polk County Women Attorneys and the Ashcraft Library Project to help raise money for the Visiting Mom Project.  The project, initiated by Judges Paulsen and Bremer, raised funds to establish a special meeting room for incarcerated mothers to visit with their children at the Iowa Correctional Institute for Women in Mitchellville. During a recent… Read More

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