Employment Contracts and Restrictive Covenants: Iowa
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Authors: Stuart R. Buttrick, Susan W. Kline and Taylor L. Haran, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
- Employers and employees can contractually alter the at-will relationship. Contracts require an offer and acceptance. See Employment Contracts.
- Reasonable restrictive covenants are generally enforceable in Iowa and may be necessary to protect an employer from unfair competition from employees and former employees. See Restrictive Covenants.
- Iowa has adopted a version of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act and enforces protection of proprietary information. See Trade Secrets.