The Department of Labor’s New Salary Level is Out: What Employers Need to Know

The wait is over.  On March 7, 2019, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) issued its long-awaited proposed rule on the minimum salary for exempt executive, administrative and professional employees under the Fair Labor...

The Missouri Supreme Court Expands LGBTQ Protections under the Missouri Human Rights Act

Last month, in two separate opinions, the Missouri Supreme Court took another step towards expanding the protections of the Missouri Human Rights Act (“MHRA”) to LGBTQ individuals. First, in Lampley v. Missouri Commission on Human...

What Does The Uber Independent Contractor Settlement Mean For Businesses Operating In The Gig Economy?

On March 12, 2019, Uber settled a class-action lawsuit filed by a group of ride-service drivers for $20 million.  The lawsuit, filed in 2013, alleged Uber misclassified its drivers as independent contractors to avoid paying...