Iowa Employment Law Blog

Iowa Employment Law Blog

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Tag Archives: Amendment

Iowa Legislature Toughens Drug Testing Law, But Legal Risks for Employers Remain

Posted in Employee Privacy, Human Resources Compliance
In the last two sessions, the Iowa legislature has amended Iowa’s private sector drug testing law to give employers additional tools to combat employee substance abuse.   In last year’s session, the legislature amended the law to allow employers to use hair follicle testing for pre-employment drug screens.  Prior to the amendment, the law allowed only… Continue Reading

Wage Discrimination Amendments Signed Into Law

Posted in Sex Discrimination
On April 28, 2009, Governor Culver signed into law Senate File 137, entitled an Act "Providing that Wage Discrimination is an Unfair Employment Practice under the Iowa Civil Rights Act and Providing an Enhanced Remedy.”   This law (available here) amends the Iowa Civil Rights Act to expressly provide that pay differentials among employees are unlawful if… Continue Reading