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Whether you are an employer, employee, or independent contractor, you'll want the Iowa employment lawyers of O'Flaherty Law representing YOUR interests.
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"Kevin was extremely professional, responsive and knowledgeable when I came to him for help. I would definitely recommend O'Flaherty Law!"

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We believe your attorney should not speak in legalese

Finding an attorney who is a “real person” can be difficult. Many attorneys surround themselves almost exclusively with other attorneys and are accustomed to speaking in ivory tower legalese.  You should be able to connect with your attorney on a personal level, and he or she should speak to you in plain language that you can understand.  You will be working very closely with this person on issues that are very important to you. It is important that he or she be down-to-earth and someone that you connect with.

We believe your attorney should be accessible

The most common complaint that clients have of their attorneys is that the attorney is unreachable, does not communicate with them regularly, or does not promptly return your calls.  Your attorney should reach out to you about your case regularly and respond within 24 hours to calls and e-mails.  An open line of communication between you and your attorney is essential to building trust.

We believe your attorney should be realistic with you about costs and outcomes

Your attorney’s goal should not be to win at all costs.  Rather, it should be to achieve a favorable outcome for you as efficiently as possible.  It is important that your attorney set realistic expectations at the outset as to the costs you should expect, the concerns that the attorney has about the outcome of your case, and the length of time that you should expect your case to take.

Regardless of the nature of your case, we have an experienced attorney who will focus on your individual needs. Our team of attorneys works closely together, bringing each of their different fields of experience to bear in order to optimize our client care.

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Kevin's firm handled setting up my will and trust recently. They took something that seemed intimidating and made it easy to understand. I've also referred a couple clients to Kevin - he's trustworthy, approachable and very fairly priced.


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"Kevin was extremely professional, responsive and knowledgeable when I came to him for help. I would definitely recommend O'Flaherty Law!"

More information about our Iowa Employment Attorneys

Whether you are an employer, employee, or independent contractor, our Iowa employment attorneys​ will protect your rights. We have experience in all areas of employment and labor related matters, including drafting and reviewing contracts, dispute resolution, HR manuals and company best practices.

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The purpose of a consultation is to determine whether our firm is a good fit for your legal needs. Although we often discuss expected results and costs, our attorneys do not give legal advice unless and until you choose to retain us.

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I am personally committed to ensuring that each one of our clients receives the highest level of client service from our team.  Our mission is to provide excellent legal work in a cost-effective manner while maintaining open lines of communication between our clients and their attorneys.  Many of our clients are going through difficult times in their lives when they reach out to us.  They should feel comfortable leaning on the experience and knowledge of our attorneys as their counselors and advocates.  We are here to help!

- Attorney Kevin O'Flaherty, Owner

Further Reading from our Iowa Employment Attorneys

Employees and Independent Contractors in Iowa

There are distinct differences between being an employee and an independent contractor. In this article, our Iowa employment attorneys discuss why knowing which one you are is important for both the worker and the company, what factors the courts look at when making a decision, and penalties for miss-classification. To determine the difference between an employee and an independent contractor, ask yourself the following questions:

  • How much will the employer control the work being done?
  • What skill is needed to perform and complete the desired work?
  • Who supplies the tools, equipment, and place of work for the project?
  • How will the worker be paid? By time? (Hourly), a percentage, or a lump sum?
  • Is the work part of the regular business of the employer?
  • Is the work usually performed without supervision from the employer?
  • Is there a specific time-frame for the work to be completed?
  • Will there be consistent and similar work for an undetermined period of time?

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Workers' Comp Laws in Iowa

Workers' compensations laws are tricky and our Iowa employment attorneys are here to help you understand how to make a claim and what that entails. Most employers in Iowa have worker's comp policies in place to provide their workers with benefits in the instance of a work-related injury, however, not all injuries are covered. This article discusses important questions when it comes to workers' comp, including:

  • What Types of Injuries are Covered?
  • Workers’ Compensation Eligibility
  • What benefits are provided under the law?
  • Types of disability benefits
  • Who pays the benefits and choses the medical care
  • Important deadlines

Read more from our Iowa employment lawyers about current workers' compensation laws for Iowa businesses.

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