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Wage Theft in Iowa - Millions Withheld from Workers

When we first saw the report compiled by The Labor Center at the University of Iowa and the Iowa Public Policy Project we were stunned. Through their research the group concluded businesses and individuals had failed to pay their employees a staggering $600,000,000. In addition they calculate there is an additional $120 million in unpaid sales, income and payroll taxes. That is a direct impact on the State of Iowa. What's going on? Here we have a conversation with Matt Glasson, a former private practice attorney now with the Labor Center, about wage theft in Iowa. What is wage theft, who does it impact, where is it most common, what is Iowa doing about it, who can workers turn to for help? We think you will be as surprised as we were...please listen.  

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:00pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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Rights of Minority Shareholders - Sam Kreamer

When it comes to any business or corporation there are some specific rights afforded to minority shareholders. Here Sam Kreamer from the Kreamer Law Firm of West Des Moines details some of those issues, what business owners and shareholders might do to avoid a contentious battle and more. No matter if you have an LLC with family or friend involvement or part of a corporation this is a conversation worth listening to... 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:00pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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Five Things You Should Know When Raising Capital for Business

Our legal contributor Sam Kreamer is in talking about raising capital for a business. What five things should you know and how might that impact how you raise money. Citing decades of experience with the Kreamer Law Firm this is something you need to pay attention to...and take notes. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:00pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour

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Fraud and Your Business

The numbers are simply stunning: Over 31% of businesses will experience fraud in the workplace more often than not it is being done by a trusted employee. Listen to Joe Desmond from Shaul & Desmond CPA as he ticks off that stat plus some tips on how you, as a business owner, can start to protect yourself.

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:00pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour

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Estate Planning Basics - Wills, Trusts and Control

Way too often people confuse estate planning with...death. In reality creating a Will or a Trust is all about control...your control. With us is our regular legal contributor Sam Kreamer from the Kreamer Law Firm in to discuss the aspects of what is a Will, a Trust, what about medical care decisions, what do they do and what events seem to trigger people getting serious about the control of their assets and themselves. Important information for any person...

Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:05pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour

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Building a Business Dynasty - Sam Kreamer

If you or your family own a business there are three things you can do with it: a) close it, b) sell it to a stranger or c) keep it in the family. Here Sam Kreamer of the Kreamer Law Firm talks about how a business can be passed from one generation to the next - "The Dynasty Family Business": 

Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:05pm on AM-940, FM-104.5 and in HD at 103.3 HD2. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour

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Reducing Property Taxes - Commercial & Residential

In this conversation with Sam Kreamer of the Kreamer Law Firm we dive into property taxes. Of all the taxes we pay, property taxes are the most subjective. Here we discuss how property taxes are determined, the various classes of property, how to reduce property taxes and let businesses know about the rather new Business Property Tax Credit...think Homestead but for business. 

Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:05pm on AM-940, FM-104.5 and in HD at 103.3 HD2. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour

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A Practical Guide to Starting a Business

Before you take your dream of starting a business into action it's a good idea to sit down and do some thinking. "Right From the Start - A Practical Guide to Starting a Business" with Sam Kreamer from the Kreamer Law Firm shares with us some key elements and it all starts with a self-assessment. Before you pull the trigger...have a listen to some solid business advice.

Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:05pm on AM-940, FM-104.5 and in HD at 103.3 HD2. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour

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Year End Legal Tips with Sam Kreamer

Like the ghosts in Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" the end of the year can be a time to look back, consider the present and shape the future. Here our business attorney, Sam Kreamer of the Kreamer Law Firm does just that as he offers tips on what to review, how to plan and then take action.

Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:05pm on AM-940, FM-104.5 and in HD at 103.3 HD2. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

 

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A Regulatory Update for Business

There have been many regulatory changes that have critical implications for business and business owners. Here Ned Flynn from Aureon-HR offers up a quick look at four prime examples of regulatory issues that, if unknown, can prove to be very troublesome to your business.  

We talk first about what the recent injunction to the Fair Labor Standards Act means. Then a conversation about the Minimum Wage that is higher than the federal minimum in 29 states. Here in Iowa we have several different rates...what wage do you pay?

Some companies are delying background checks. Why? There is the "Ban the Box" movement and it is spreading. This has a far reaching impact on your business should you make the wrong move.

Can employees speak poorly about you and your business on social media? You may be very surprised at that answer.  Ned offers some tips on how to cope.

Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:05pm on AM-940, FM-104.5 and in HD at 103.3 HD2. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

 

 

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