Welcome to Iowa Department of Labor

Welcome to the Iowa Division of Labor

Michael A. Mauro
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.


Recent Announcements

Full Listing of Announcements

The unions of the AFL-CIO set aside a day each year as Workers’ Memorial Day. This is a day to honor and remember Iowans who, in the past year, have died in Iowa’s workplaces and serving in our Military. This is also a day to renew our commitment to safe and healthy workplaces for all Iowans.

The ceremony will be April 28th at 11:00am, at the State Capitol, West Terrace 1007 E. Grand Ave. In case of rain, the ceremony will be held in the Wallace Building Auditorium northwest of the Capitol.

Effective June 1, 2015 local school officials and IowaWORKS offices will no longer issue work permits.  The Guide to Completing Child Labor Application/Work Permit provides instructions for the new process for the new Child Labor Application/Work Permit.