Iowa Wage and Overtime Law
This page is devoted to Iowa* law. For information on Federal law or other states see our overtime page.
Minimum Wage in Iowa
The minimum wage in Iowa is $7.75. (Iowa will raise its minimum wage to $8.00 on July 1, 2009, and again to $8.25 on July 1 2010) Although the Federal Minimum Wage is lower, employers in Iowa must still comply with the higher rate.
Overtime in Iowa
In most states, overtime is covered under the state minimum wage law. Iowa’s minimum wage law does not cover overtime and it is harder to find an Iowa overtime lawyer (or a Des Moines overtime lawyer.) As a result, overtime claims for people working in Iowa must be pursued under the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act. These cases will most likely be in Federal Court in Des Moines or Cedar Rapids, Iowa, or branch courthouses in Sioux City, Council Bluffs, or Davenport, Iowa. For more information on the overtime law applicable in Iowa, please see our overtime page.
If you have been paid a salary when you should not be, if you have not been paid overtime, or have only been paid your regular wage for overtime hours, you may be entitled to more money. The overtime and wage laws are very complex, but our Iowa overtime lawyers understand them. We handle cases in Iowa and look forward to helping you. Whether you are near Davenport, Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, or places further west, give us a call.