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Mass Layoffs, Reductions in Force and Plant Closings: Iowa

Mass Layoffs, Reductions in Force and Plant Closings requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Authors: Stuart R. Buttrick, Rozlyn Fulgoni-Britton and Susan W. Kline, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP


  • Iowa has its own Worker Adjustment and Notification Act, and this statute is more inclusive than the federal version, imposing additional requirements on Iowa employers. See Iowa WARN Act.
  • A covered employer that violates the Iowa WARN Act's notice requirements may be subject to daily fines. See Penalties and Enforcement.