Iowa Employment Law Update – August 2018


On April 10, 2018, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed legislation (H.F. 2392) relating to electronic and mechanical eavesdropping, and the interception of communications. The law permits employers to use both of the following:

  • Monitoring devices for intercepting video or audio communications to provide proof of or prevent criminal activity outside of structures on their property.
  • Surveillance systems for intercepting verbal communications to detect or prevent criminal activity in, on, or near their property.

The law became effective July 1, 2018.

Read IA H.F. 2392