On March 30, 2017, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed House File 295 into law. The new law prohibits counties and cities from establishing certain regulations relating to employment matters, including raising the minimum wage. The law took effect immediately, which made the minimum wage increase previously authorized by the Johnson County Board of Supervisors null and void. The current statewide minimum wage in Iowa is $7.25 an hour. 

In 2016, the Johnson County Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance that set a county minimum wage that included several gradual increases.

The second of the three changes went into effect Sunday, May 1, 2016.

  •         November 1, 2015: $8.20 per hour
  •         May 1, 2016: $9.15 per hour
  •         January 1, 2017: $10.10 per hour

More details about the Johnson County minimum wage can be found by visiting www.johnson-county.com/wage.  

Questions can be directed to the Johnson County Board of Supervisors at 319-356-6000 or sups@co.johnson.ia.us.

Date of publication

Friday, April 01, 2016