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Iowa: Make Employment Law Work for Your Farm

Broadcast Date: March 15, 2016
Chapter 1
Meet Farm Commons and learn what we will (and won't) be covering in this tutorial.
Chapter 2
 Independent Contractors
Explore when a worker can be considered an independent contractor, includes new information on DOL test.
Chapter 3
 Minimum Wage
Explore if your farm owes the minimum wage and more about the agricultural labor exemption.
Chapter 4
 Overtime and Breaks
Learn when overtime is required and when you must offer your employees breaks
Chapter 5
 Workers' Compensation
We go over the basics of WC and if you are required to purchase it.
Chapter 6
 Interns and Volunteers
A brief overview of it your employees might be considered interns or volunteers in the eyes of the law
Chapter 7
 Paperwork and Recordkeeping
Learn what information pay stubs should include as well as other business records to keep. Overview of what can be considered deductions.
Chapter 8
 Work Crews
Get a basics on the Iowa Migrant Labor Camp Program
Chapter 9
Participant questions, including: including how family members factor in to exemptions and payroll totals, workers compensation for non agricultural work, and more.
Chapter 10
We review both federal and state tax obligations for the farmer in IA

Employment law can be incredibly complex, and especially so for the diversified farm. Employment laws also can vary greatly by state. This Iowa-specific tutorial will break down employment law concerns such as minimum wage, workers’ compensation and overtime, independent contractors, and more. This tutorial can still be helpful for learning the framework of employment law and the federal regulations that apply, even if you do not operate within Iowa.

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