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.
Enhanced to improve the comprehensiveness, organization and topics covered of state employment laws.
Enhanced to link users to the most comprehensive coverage of each law and to improve the organization and scope.
Several states have filed a lawsuit asking a federal court to nullify new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime regulations from the US Department of Labor (DOL) before they take effect December 1.
Updated to reflect a new law that adds learner’s permits as an acceptable proof of age for work permits.
Updated to reflect the forthcoming requirement for the state to adopt federal OSHA's final rule requiring employers to electronically report injury and illness data.
Updated to reflect an increase in the minimum wage for Johnson County, Iowa, effective May 1, 2016.
A roundup of the comprehensive state coverage XpertHR offers to help Iowa employers ensure they are compliant with state HR and employment laws.