The current minimum wage in Iowa is $7.25.
Minimum wage requirements don’t apply to employers with an annual gross sales volume of less than $300,000, except for the following industries that are not subject to a minimum sales threshold:Laundry and clothing repair, construction or reconstruction, hospital, schools, or public agencies.
The minimum wage for tipped employees is $4.35.
Tipped employees are allowed to participate in a tip pooling or sharing arrangement, but it is not clear whether employers are allowed to require employees to do so.
Non-exempt employees must be paid an overtime rate of 1 ½ times the regular rate of pay for hours worked in excess of 40 in one workweek.
The federal overtime rule stipulates that the minimum salary requirement for administrative, professional, and executive exemptions is $684 per week, or $35,568 per year.
Iowa does not require employers to provide meal breaks.
Employers are required to grant a meal period of at least 30 minutes to minor employees who are scheduled to work 5 or more consecutive hours.