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 an increase in the local minimum wage in Johnson County, effective January 1, 2017; enhanced to improve comprehensiveness with the addition of minimum wage ordinances in Linn County and Wapello County.
As recommended by the Linn County, Iowa Board of Supervisors, all Linn County, Iowa employers should post the Linn County, Iowa Minimum Wage Poster.
As recommended by the Wapello County, Iowa Board of Supervisors, all Wapello County, Iowa employers should post the Wapello County, Iowa Minimum Wage Poster.
A roundup of the comprehensive state coverage XpertHR offers to help Iowa employers ensure they are compliant with state HR and employment laws.