Search Misclassification Decisions

The list below is an archive of past misclassification cases heard by Iowa Administrative Law Judges. The decisions date from the inception of the Misclassification Unit at Iowa Workforce Development, in 2010. Every effort is made to keep this archive current as new cases are heard and decided. However, please understand this archive cannot be guaranteed to be all-inclusive, nor should it be relied upon as an exhaustive source of all precedent in this jurisdiction. Rather, it is the intent of Iowa Workforce Development that these decisions be publicly accessible and used as a general reference for employers and members of the public in understanding the misclassification of workers and applicable rules and laws. Redactions have been made as necessary to protect confidential information. 

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Inquiries regarding misclassification decisions may be directed to misclassification@iwd.iowa.gov.

Appeal Number Decision Date Description
Tristan Construction, Inc. v. Iowa Workforce Development 10-IWD-067 September 15, 2010

Iowa Workforce Development (“IWD”) determined an employer-employee relationship existed between Appellant Tristan Construction Inc. and its workers, and found that Tristan Construction Inc. was liable for unemployment insurance contributions (tax) effective February 1, 2007.

Astra Masonry, Inc. v. Iowa Workforce Development 10-IWD-064 August 30, 2010

Iowa Workforce Development (the Department) issued a Notice of Employer Status and Liability dated March 4, 2010 holding that an employer-employee relationship existed between Astra Masonry, Inc. (Astra) and the individuals performing services for it during the years 2007, 2008 and 2009.

Vision Construction, LLC v. Iowa Workforce Development 10-IWD-059 August 30, 2010

As the result of an investigation, Iowa Workforce Development (the Department) issued a Notice of Employer Status and Liability dated March 11, 2010 finding that an employer-employee relationship existed between Vision Construction, LLC (Vision) and David Bishop and the remuneration paid to Bisho

Rustin B. Gates and Freda B. Lynn v. Iowa Workforce Development 10-IWD-058 August 26, 2010

As the result of an investigation, Iowa Workforce Development (the Department) issued a Notice of Employer Status and Liability dated April 30, 2010 finding that an employer-employee relationship existed between Rustin B. Gates and Julie Staub and the remuneration paid to Ms.

ServCorp, LLC v. Iowa Workforce Development 10-IWD-002 March 12, 2010

As the result of an unemployment benefits claim filing and a missing wage investigation, Iowa Workforce Development (the Department) issued a Notice of Employer Status and Liability dated October 27, 2009 finding that an employer-employee relationship existed between ServCorp LLC (ServCorp) and R