« BACK TO Practice Areas

Employment and Labor

We work with many areas of business and personal law on a daily basis, and we serve a comprehensive set of industries.

Our firm has vast experience in interpreting labor statutes and case law. We work with many areas of business and labor law on a daily basis, and we serve a comprehensive set of industries.

We can advise businesses such that they interact with their workers in a legally sound, fair way for both sides. We work closely with our clients to develop proactive solutions that can resolve workplace issues as they occur and without involving costly, exhausting legal procedures, trials and investigations. When they are accused of wrongdoing, we can defend with the strength of their preparations.

We work collaboratively, and we’re able to give better service to our clients because of that.

Employment and labor law cases often combine elements from other practice areas, including business law and personal injury law. When your attorney is seeking a specific perspective, all he or she must do is walk down the halls of our offices.

When you choose one of our attorneys, you are choosing a seasoned expert with a unique perspective. Our firm represents both businesses and their employees in a wide range of employment-related practice areas.

Our commitment to our clients’ goals is absolute. And to build the best argument for our side, our attorneys know that they must understand both sides of the situation fully. In employment and labor cases, that means connecting the issues at hand with the goals and duties of both employer and employee. We only represent clients we believe to be in the right in the dispute.

  • Whistle Blower Litigation
  • Wrongful Discharge
  • Affirmative Action
  • Administrative Proceedings
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Union Organization
  • Employee Handbooks
  • Risk Management Training
  • Employee Benefits and ERISA
  • Executive Compensation
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • FLSA, FMLA, ADA and other federal and state law expertise
  • Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act
  • Federal Employer’s Liability Act
  • OSHA
  • Discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Employment Discrimination, Civil Rights and Harassment

Daniel L. Hartnett

Daniel L. Hartnett

Dan Hartnett is the chair of the firm’s Litigation Department and practices in the areas of personal injury, insurance defense, business litigation, employment litigation and construction litigation. Dan is a member of the State Bars of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota. He is a past board member of the Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys and current member of the Iowa State Bar Association Board of Governors.

View Dan’s full profile

Marci L Iseminger

Marci L. Iseminger

Marci L. Iseminger is a shareholder with Crary Huff. Marci was admitted to practice law in Colorado in 1992 and in Iowa in 1999. Her general practice includes, but is not limited to, employment, subrogation, real estate foreclosure, bank collections, insurance, personal injury and trial law.

View Marci’s full profile

Laura D Schmitt

Laura D. Schmitt

Laura is a native of Lee’s Summit, Missouri and came to Siouxland as a Morningside College student. After graduating with honors from Morningside in 1989, Laura went on to be named a Sterling Honor graduate at the University of South Dakota School of Law in 1994, where she also served as Editor-in Chief of the South Dakota Law Review. Laura is a shareholder and works primarily out of the firm’s Sioux City office.

View Laura’s full profile


David Briese

David’s civil litigation practice consists of representing plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury cases, collection actions, business litigation, property disputes, and many others. David’s criminal practice consists of representing people accused of crimes in state court in Iowa and Nebraska. David has successfully defended cases ranging from traffic tickets to felonies. David also practices municipal law and provides legal services to municipalities in Iowa and Nebraska.

View David’s’s full profile

We have great clients, many of whom have been with us for a very long time. We have clients who built the cities in this region, who have been with this firm for decades.