One Year Later Local Governments Are Still Confused About the Current Status of Missouri’s Public Sector Labor Laws

On May 17, 2018, the Missouri General Assembly adopted House Bill 1413 (HB 1413), which contained a comprehensive rewrite of Missouri public sector labor law.  After HB 1413 became effective on August 28, 2018, a...

Are Government Entities Required To Provide Public Accommodations Under The Missouri Human Rights Act?

On April 25, 2018, the Missouri Supreme Court heard oral arguments in R.M.A. v. Blue Springs R-IV School District that could have far-reaching implications for the civil rights protections granted to the state’s transgender community. ...

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,...