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Separation From Employment: Iowa

Separation From Employment requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Authors: Stuart R. Buttrick, Rozlyn Fulgoni-Britton and Susan W. Kline, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP.


  • Depending on whether employment is at-will or for a definite term, Iowa treats termination of employees differently. See Termination for Cause.
  • Iowa law includes protections for employees from retaliation in a variety of circumstances. See Retaliation Protections.
  • Employers must pay terminated employees no later than the next regular payday. See Termination Pay.