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Iowa Wage and Hour Recordkeeping Requirements

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Employers in Iowa must conform with these state rules relating to wage and hour recordkeeping requirements.

In Iowa, if an employer has paid a claim for unpaid wages or nonreimbursed authorized expenses and liquidated damages or if an employer has been assessed a civil money penalty for violating the wage payment law, the Labor Commissioner may notify the employer to establish, maintain, and preserve for three calendar years the payroll records showing for each employee:

  • the hours worked;
  • wages earned and deductions made; and
  • any employment agreements entered into between the employer and an employee.

An employer and employee may, upon written agreement that must be maintained as a record, vary the frequency-of-payment provisions in Iowa's wage payment law.

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