Nobody ever said running a business was a walk in the park. As an employer, you have a lot of balls in the air, and compliance is just one of them. One really, really important one that, if dropped, could cost you a whole lot of money.
In addition to federal regulations, each state has their own share of employment laws that business owners need to be aware of. Here, we’re highlighting some of these key state-specific requirements and laws, and offering guidance to help you keep up.
Bear in mind, this list is not comprehensive, and there may be local or industry-specific employment requirements that your business needs to comply with. It’s best to consult with counsel to ensure compliance with all applicable laws, as Justworks does not provide legal advice.
Payroll Tax Accounts
Because Justworks reports state unemployment taxes on your behalf, you’ll need to provide us with some key pieces of information prior to joining our platform. Here are the steps to do that.
The hourly minimum wage in Iowa is currently the same as the Federal minimum wage. There are certain exceptions to the minimum wage in Iowa such as for tipped employees.
Iowa Division of Labor- Wage FAQ
Iowa Exempt Salary Threshold
Additionally, Iowa imposes a minimum exempt salary threshold of $26,000 ($500/week) that is higher than the federal exempt salary threshold of $23,660 ($455/week) for the administrative exemption, executive exemption, and professional exemption from overtime pay requirements.
Pregnancy Disability Leave
Iowa law prohibits employers with four or more employees from denying a woman's request for up to eight weeks of unpaid leave due to a physical disability due to pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions. Pregnancy Discrimination Factsheet
Iowa employers should familiarize themselves with specific compliance issues and certain key considerations for terminating employees.
In Iowa, the final paycheck may be issued on the next regularly scheduled payday.
This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, legal or tax advice. If you have any legal or tax questions regarding this content or related issues, then you should consult with your professional legal or tax advisor.