What You Need To Know

Discover your rights and protections regarding wages, overtime, and employee classification. If you've faced unpaid overtime or workplace violations, contact Josephson Dunlap for expert representation and guidance.

Unravel the complexities of labor regulations and ensure fair treatment in your workplace.


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Iowa Minimum Wage Laws

In Iowa, the current minimum wage is $7.25/hour for non-tipped employees, aligning with the federal rate. For tipped employees, the minimum cash wage is $4.35/hour, with tips expected to bring the total to at least $7.25/hour. Employers must make up the difference if the combined wage and tips fall short.


Meal & Rest Breaks

In Iowa, employers are not mandated to offer meal breaks. However, they must provide minor employees with a 30-minute meal period if they are scheduled to work five or more consecutive hours.

2 Years

Filing Claims

Iowa’s Statute of Limitations for overtime claims aligns with the Fair Labor Standards Act, requiring lawsuits for unpaid back overtime wages to be filed within two years of the employer’s violation. This means that a lawsuit filed today can only seek back overtime pay for the previous 2 (or sometimes 3) years.


Iowa Overtime Pay Laws

The FLSA mandates employers to pay to non-exempt employees overtime at one and a half times the regular rate for hours exceeding 40 per week. Additionally, certain employees, such as some salaried workers, are exempt from overtime pay.

Termination laws

Employment-at-will State

Employers are allowed to terminate employees at any time and for any reason, as long as the termination is not discriminatory or retaliatory against the employee for exercising their legal rights.