Announcement:  Change in Road Venue Hearing Times

September 2017

Beginning July 1, 2018, road venue hearing times will be 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. with two backup options for each time slot.  There will no longer be an option for a 3:00 p.m. hearing. 

The Iowa Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) is instituting this change because some of the facilities which host the road venue hearings are requiring all persons to be out of the facilities by 4:30 p.m. There are genuine safety concerns for deputy commissioners, as well as for attorneys, parties, witnesses and court reporters exiting the facilities when hearings that start at 3:00 p.m. don't end until after dark.