Acosta and Miscimarra appointed to oversee U.S. workplace laws

The U.S. Senate confirmed Alexander Acosta as head of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on April 27, solidifying Trump’s pro-business stance on labor following his recent appointment of Philip Miscimarra as chairman of the...

Is Obesity a Disability? Eighth Circuit Weighs In.

It has become commonplace to hear obesity talked about as a health epidemic in the United States today.  According to the National Institute of Health, over 35% of American adults currently qualify as obese.  However,...

The Tail That Wags the Dog: Missouri Appellate Court Allows $346,500.00 Attorney Fee Award For Recovery of $524.00 in Actual Damages

Employers defending against claims of discrimination or retaliation under the Missouri Human Rights Act (MHRA) are in a difficult position given that Missouri has the lowest burden of proof in the country for discrimination and...

EEOC’s Attempt to Avoid Title VII Conciliation Requirement Fails

Most of you already know that Title VII prohibits discrimination and retaliation in the workplace. What you may not know, is that although Title VII empowers the EEOC to enforce its provisions through litigation, it...