Terms of Employment: Iowa
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Authors: Stuart R. Buttrick, Susan W. Kline and Angela Morales, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
- It is important to properly classify employees and independent contractors. See Independent Contractor and Employee Classification.
- Iowa law prohibits certain types of discrimination and retaliation in employment decisions, and numerous Iowa statutes and laws affect the hiring process and restrict employment decisions. See Iowa Civil Rights Act; Other Statutes That Affect the Terms of Employment.
- Iowa recognizes various exceptions to at-will employment. See At-Will Employment and Exceptions.
- 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.