Unemployment Insurance: Iowa
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Authors: Stuart R. Buttrick, Susan W. Kline, Samantha M. Rollins and Taylor L. Haran, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
- Most employers are subject to the Iowa Employment Security Law. See Employer Coverage.
- Claimants must meet certain requirements in order to be eligible for unemployment benefits. See Employee Eligibility.
- Under certain circumstances, workers may not qualify for unemployment benefits. See Disqualification From Benefits.
- Unemployment benefits will generally continue for up to 26 weeks. See Benefits.
- Employers may contest benefits eligibility claims. See Filing Claims.
- Employers must follow certain notice, posting and recordkeeping requirements. See Notice and Posting Requirements; Recordkeeping Requirements.
- Iowa offers the Voluntary Shared Work Program, a voluntary program to help employers retain a group of employees who would otherwise have been laid off. See Voluntary Shared Work Program.