Iowa Minimum Wage laws & compensation compliance analysis

Iowa Minimum Wage: What you need to know

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The minimum wage requirements do not apply to businesses with gross sales of less than $300,000 per year (IA Code Sec. 91D.1). The following entities are also exempt, regardless of annual sales or business volume:
• Businesses engaged in laundering, cleaning, or repairing clothing or fabrics
• Construction or reconstruction businesses
• Business engaged in the operation of a hospital or school for persons with disabilities or for gifted children
• Preschool, elementary or secondary school, or institution of higher education
• Public agencies
The occupations and industries that are exempt from the federal minimum wage and overtime provisions are also exempt from the Iowa law, except that the exemption for retail and service establishments is much narrower under state law than it is under federal law (875 IA Admin. Code Sec. 215.4).
Training wage. Employers may pay employees a training wage of $6.35 per hour during the first 90 calendar days of employment (IA Code Sec. 91D.1).
Employers with any employees covered by the state minimum wage law must post a notice explaining the law. This notice and additional information are available from:
Iowa Division of Labor Services
1000 East Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50319-0209
515-281-3606
Every employer with at least one employee who is covered by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) must post a notice outlining the federal minimum wage requirements. Employers may obtain a copy of the required poster by downloading it from the Wage and ...

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