Senate Signs Off On Unemployment Misconduct Legislation

March 21, 2019

The Iowa Senate on Wednesday passed SF 561, which codifies the definition of misconduct and provides specific examples of acts that could be considered misconduct in an employment situation. The legislation will prevent employees who are terminated due to misconduct from receiving employment benefits. The legislation passed by a 32-17 party-line vote. It now goes to the House where it will need to advance through a committee prior to the next policy funnel deadline, which is April 5. ABI is registered undecided on the bill. If you have feedback or questions, please contact Nicole Crain.