Iowa has restrictions in place for working children age 17 and younger. Visit the Division of Labor Services website to learn about these restrictions, excemptions and to apply for a Child Labor Permit.
Child Labor - The Division of Labor Services
Occupational Safety and Health
Businesses employing 11 or more employees must maintain records in accordance with OSHA.
Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Enforcement
Division of Labor Services
Iowa Workforce Development has an Unemployment Insurance Handbook for Employees that covers the Iowa Unemployment Insurance Program and taxing information.
Unemployment Insurance Handbook for Employees - Iowa Workforce Development
Iowa's minimum wage rate is $7.25, the same as the Federal minimum wage rate.
The federal Internal Revenue Service requires employers to deduct and withhold taxes on wages paid to employees.
Workers’ Compensation Insurance
Employers in Iowa must provide wage loss and medical benefits to employees injured while working.
Division of Workers’ Compensation - Iowa Workforce Development