Iowa Labor Law Updates

All businesses with employees in Iowa are required by state & federal employment laws to post Labor Law Posters in a visible location. Employment laws change often, which require labor law posters to be updates. Below includes past & most recent mandatory labor law updates which require employers to post the latest version of these posters.


Mandatory change(s) for the state of Iowa

  • 12/2021

    Occupational Safety and Health Protection-Revised to add discrimination as a reason for filing a complaint with OSHA, clarification on exposure, new information for compliance under the OSH Act, an updated division name, and a new labor commissioner.

  • 08/2018

    Unemployment Insurance -Updated to include new ways to file online and in person as well as revisions to both the website URL and various logos.

  • 09/2012

    Unemployment Insurance-Update to the unemployment insurance law, reflecting new office location listing and new department title

  • 04/2011

    Discrimination-Updates to "What does the Law Cover?", "To Whom Does the Law Apply?", "What Action Will an Agency Take?", and Iowa Civil Rights Commission address.

  • 01/2009

    Iowa Minimum Wage-Reflects new minimum wage rate of $7.25 per hour effective January 1, 2009.

Mandatory federal change(s)

  • 07/2016

    Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) - Federal Minimum Wage-Update includes new regulation revisions as of August 2016 which includes text regarding nursing mothers and overtime rules.

  • 07/2009

    Wyoming Minimum Wage-The federal minimum wage reflects $7.25.

  • 11/2009

    Equal Employment Opportunity Is The Law (EEOC) - Includes GINA-Addition of Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) Regulation.

  • 11/2008

    The Uniformed Services Employment and Re-Employment Rights Act (USERRA)-Added the Office of Special Counsel to the poster and modified existing text to incorporate the new office information.

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Iowa Labor Law Poster Posting Requirements:

  • Minimum Wage (IA Code 91D.1)The full color, easy-to-read Complete Iowa Labor Law Posters display wages and minimum wage information. Simply post it in a conspicuous location where employees normally seek posted company-related information.
  • Unemployment Insurance (IA Code 96.11)ou're required under IA Code 96.11 to provide information to employees regarding unemployment insurance. The Complete Iowa Labor Law Posters clearly and succinctly provide this information in one convenient location.
  • Safety and Health Protection on the Job (IA Code 88.14) The Complete Iowa Labor Law Posters provide a summary of key information that you're required, under Iowa law, to provide employees regarding safety and health protection on the job. Failure to post this information can result in civil penalties up to $7000 per violation.
  • Discrimination Notice (IA Code, Chapter 216)You're legally obligated to inform employees of their rights against discrimination in the workplace. The Complete Iowa Labor Law Posters clearly provide this information, so that your employees are informed, and your company is compliant.
  • Federal Minimum Wage Act (29 CFR 516.4)Federal law requires that you post information with respect to the federal minimum wage increases from $6.55 an hour to $7.25 an hour, effective July 24, 2009. This information must be displayed in a conspicuous location.
  • Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (38 USCA 433(a))You are mandated by federal law to provide information regarding the rights, benefits and obligation of employees who are governed by the Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. Post this information in a conspicuous location.
  • Employee Polygraph Protection Act (29 CFR 801.6)Per federal law, employees have specific rights and protections accorded to them under the Employee Polygraph Protection Act. You must inform employees of their rights under the act. Ensure that you post this information in a conspicuous location. Be aware that under 29 CFR 801.42(7) a civil penalty of up to $10,000 may be assessed against you for violating any provision of the Act.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law (29 CFR 1601.30)our employees must be informed of their rights under federal equal employment laws. Ensure that you post this information in a prominent and accessible location.
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (29 USC 2619(a)(b))You must post information informing employees of their rights and protections per the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act. This information must be displayed in a conspicuous location, accessible by all employees.
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act (29 CFR 1903.2(a)(1))You must display clear, summarized and accurate information regarding your employees' rights and protections under the Federal Occupational Health and Safety Act. Display this information in a conspicuous location, and ensure that it is not altered, defaced, or covered by other material.
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Minimum Wage Rates in Iowa in 2020:

As of January 1, 2020 the current minimum wage is $7.25 in the state of Iowa. This rate coincides with the federal minimum wage rate. This increase to $7.25 per hour took place back in 2008 when the rate was increased from $6.20 per hour.

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Important Phone Numbers: State of Iowa

  • Wage & Hour - (515) 242-5870
  • OSHA - (800) 321-6742
  • Workers' Compensation - (800) 562-4692
  • Unemployment Insurance - (800) 562-4692
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