FINALIZATION OF DEPARTMENT OF LABOR’S PROPOSED RULE EXPANDING OVERTIME ELIGIBILITY DELAYED.

We have been warning our readers about the new rule proposed by the Department of Labor that would approximately double the minimum salary that employers would have to pay exempt employees. While the rule was...

Does the Missouri Human Rights Act Prohibit Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Late last month, a Missouri appeals court addressed for the first time whether the Missouri Human Rights Act (“MHRA”) prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation.  In a decision which is sure to be challenged, the...

Trial Courts Do Not Have To “Show Their Math” In Making Attorney Fees Awards In The Show Me State

Though generally, parties are responsible for paying their own attorney’s fees under “The American Rule,” the Missouri Human Rights Act contains a provision whereby a trial court may award “court costs and reasonable attorney’s fees”...

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Legislation Proposing to Limit Legislative Authority of Municipalities and Counties Vetoed

  Governor Nixon has vetoed one of three bills that were introduced this term to address the issue of commercial uniformity in the State of Missouri. House Bill 722 would have prohibited counties and municipalities...