91E.1  Definitions.

As used in this chapter:

1.  "Commissioner" means the commissioner of the division of labor services of the department of workforce development.

2.  "Employee" means a natural person who is employed in this state for wages paid on an hourly basis by an employer. An employee does not include a person engaged in agriculture as defined in section 91A.2 or a person engaged in agriculture on a seasonal basis. However, this exemption shall not apply to farm owners who hire workers to work on cropland other than their own.

3.  "Employer" means a person, as defined in chapter 4, who in this state employs for wages, paid on an hourly basis, one hundred or more natural persons. An employer does not include a client, patient, customer, or other person who obtains professional services from a licensed person who provides the services on a fee service basis or as an independent contractor, or the state, or an agency or governmental subdivision of the state.

4.  "Non-English speaking employee" means an employee who does not speak, read, write, or understand English to the degree necessary for comprehension of the terms, conditions, and daily responsibilities of employment.

5.  "Farm owner" does not include a person who uses cropland for research or experimental purposes, testing, developing, or producing seeds or plants for sale or resale.

Section History: Recent form

  90 Acts, ch 1134, §2; 96 Acts, ch 1186, § 23

Internal References

  Referred to in § 91A.5

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