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Iowa Homeworkers/ Telecommuting: What you need to know

The Iowa Department of Administrative Services (DAS) allows telecommuting arrangements if approved by an employee's immediate supervisor and department head, as well as the Information Services staff for the agency. Telecommuting applications and employee guidelines are available atdas.hre.iowa.gov. The telecommuting employee must submit a quarterly status report to his or her immediate supervisor, who will review it and renew or terminate the arrangement. Guidelines for supervisors are available at das.hre.iowa.gov.
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Iowa has rules for records that must be kept about employees who do industrial homework. For this purpose, industrial homework is defined as the production by any person in a home, apartment, tenement, or room in a residential establishment of goods for an employer who allows production, regardless of the source of the materials used by the homeworker in production. Every employer allowing employees to perform industrial homework must maintain and preserve payroll or other records pertaining to every industrial homeworker employed. The information in those records must include, but is not limited to:
• Employee name, identification number, and address
• Date on which work is given to worker and turned in by worker
• Hours worked on each lot of work turned in
• Wages paid for each lot of work turned in
The employer must also keep a separate handbook for each homeworker. The information must be entered by the employer or the person distributing or collecting homework on behalf of the employer each time work is given out or received from a homeworker. The handbook must remain in the homeworker's possession, except for the time necessary for the employer to make ...

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