Nebraska Furniture Mart, Inc. v. Iowa Workforce Development

Appeal Number: 
17-IWD-007
Decision Date: 
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

On July 27, 2016, IWD issued a notice to NFM informing it of the decision that an employer-employee relationship existed between itself and Lloyd Couchman. The notice informed NFM that “any appeal must be within 30 days” and that “the decision will be final if you do not file an appeal in thirty days from the date of this notice.” Thirty days from July 27 would have been August 26.
On September 9, 2016 IWD received from Robert Sheffield, an attorney representing NFM, a request to appeal the July 27, 2016 decision. This appeal was transmitted to the Department of Inspections and Appeal for Hearing.