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New Negligent Hiring Law Taking Effect in Iowa

June 28, 2019

Via: HR Hero

A new Iowa state law limiting employers’ liability for negligent hiring is set to take effect July 1.

House File (HF) 650 is seen as providing a second chance for individuals with past criminal offenses by limiting employers’ liability if something happens in the workplace involving an employee with a previous conviction.

The new law says a negligent hiring claim may not be filed “solely on evidence” the employee, agent, or independent contractor at issue had been “convicted of a public offense,” but the law allows for use of a past conviction as part of a negligent hiring claim.

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