Iowa Code Chapter 94A establishes licensing and bonding requirements for certain employment agencies. An employment agency is a business or a person that brings together people seeking employment and people seeking employees. An Employment Agency License and bond are required for a business that receives a fee (or anything of value) from a person seeking employment in exchange for assistance finding employment.
A license and bond are not required for businesses that:
- Place only amusement, theater and stage employees;
- Engage in employee leasing; or,
- Never charge fees to job seekers.
Employment agencies may have obligations under Iowa's Smokefree Air Act.