Iowa

Is My Noncompete With an Independent Contractor Enforceable? 

  From JDSupra, Kevin Burns discusses a recent case in which the court said a non-compete agreement was not enforceable under Iowa law.  Kevin writes: The Eight Circuit recently addressed this question in Ag Spectrum Co. v. Elder, Case No. 16-3113 (8th Cir. August 2, 2017). In that case, Ag Spectrum contracted with Vaughn Elder to work as…

‘Misclassified’ Iowan gets back his $5K in taxes

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From The Des Moines Register, Jason Clayworth shares a story of a worker, James Robertson, who was paid as independent contractor and therefore should have collected and paid sales taxes on the services he provided.  While Mr. Robertson claimed he was misclassified and the situation was eventually resolved, the story illustrates some of the unforeseen issues that…