Iowa Division of Labor

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Rod A. Roberts
Labor Commissioner

The Iowa Division of Labor protects the safety, health and economic security of Iowans. Our programs protect people who ride on elevators, escalators and amusement rides. We protect the people who are in a building with a boiler or a pressure vessel, or an asbestos abatement project. We protect employees from dangers in the workplace and protect the right of an employee to be paid.  We protect Iowa's children from dangers in workplaces, and limit their hours of work so they can focus on education.

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Meeting Minutes

September 30, 2020

  1. Call to order

Acting Chairperson Wayne Sims called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m.  The meeting was held via Zoom.

  1. Roll call

Members present:       Kerry Dixon, Kathleen Uehling, Marvin Schumacher, Justin Carleton, Wayne Sims (acting Chairperson), Craig Clabaugh

Members absent: Kris Kesterson, Amy Infelt and Peggy VandenBerg

WHD Implementation Guidance for certain provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

How is COVID-19 affecting the Iowa Division of Labor?

Effective March 23, 2020, the Iowa Division of Labor office located at 150 Des Moines Street, Des Moines, is still open for business.  A dropbox and intercom are set up in the lobby foyer to drop off paperwork or payments, a staff member will follow up with a phone call or email. 

If you are paying in cash, please bring exact change.

We take pride in providing excellent service and are continuing to do so as best we can during this time. We are anticipating delays in mail service and paper transactions.