Iowa Grievances laws & HR compliance analysis

Iowa Grievances: What you need to know

Grievances are usually thought of as the way for recognized unions and employers to settle their disagreements. Virtually all collective bargaining agreements have some type of grievance procedure language. These types of agreements are not for the exclusive use of unions, however. Many states provide for the settling of disagreements between employer and nonunion employee through arbitration or mediation. Also, many state laws distinguish between public and private employers and provide a different method of settling grievances for each.
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For private employers, many states allow the written language of the grievance procedure agreement to be controlling, similar to a contract; for public employers, the statutory language of a proper grievance procedure is strictly followed. However, if the language in a private agreement is contradictory to an applicable law, the law controls. If the grievance procedure agreement is silent on an issue, the law controlling grievance procedure will apply. Both employers and employees can benefit from grievance procedure agreements, as they are a fair and objective way to settle agreements without getting the courts involved. The general methods of settling grievances are mediation and arbitration.
Mediation is an informal process by which a neutral third-party mediator assists the parties in resolving their dispute. The mediator's decision or conclusions are not binding on the parties. On the other hand, as discussed below, arbitration is a more formal trial-like proceeding in which an arbitrator or panel of arbitrators hears evidence from both parties and renders a binding decision.
In Iowa, mediation may be used to resolve labor and civil rights disputes. ...

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