Positive Electric, Inc. v. Iowa Workforce Development

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Friday, October 28, 2011

On April 5, 2010, James Madden, a Field Auditor for Iowa Workforce Development (“IWD”) completed a missing wage investigation and determined that an employee-employer relationship existed between Positive Electric, Inc. and eleven men performing work for the company on a construction project. IWD issued a decision on October 6, 2010, stating that these workers were employees and any remuneration paid to them by Positive Electric, Inc., was reportable for unemployment insurance contribution purposes. Guy Monnin, the Chief Executive Officer of Positive Electric, Inc. timely appealed.