Iowa is a middle of the road state when it comes to being employer-friendly or employee-friendly. For example, Iowa has a law that governs recruiting practices for certain employers that actively recruit non-English speaking employees. Under another Iowa law, a job application in this state may ask about criminal history, but an applicant may answer in a way that acts like erased or expunged history never existed.
This page is a round-up of the state and municipal laws in Iowa.
Updated to reflect forthcoming hair testing amendment to the state drug testing law.
Updated to reflect forthcoming hair testing law.
Updated to reflect forthcoming law permitting hair testing of prospective employees.
Updated to reflect forthcoming legislation amending the workers' compensation law.
Updated to include a preemption law, effective March 30, 2017.
Updated in relation to state preemption of local minimum wage laws, effective March 30, 2017.
A roundup of the comprehensive state coverage XpertHR offers to help Iowa employers ensure they are compliant with state HR and employment laws.