Joining numerous other U.S. cities, Kansas City, Missouri, has banned employers from asking applicants to disclose criminal histories in an initial application. The ordinance goes further to limit the employer’s substantive hiring decisions.
News & Events
April 3, 2018
March 14, 2018
Accident avoidance and event data recording technology can be both a boon and a bane for transportation companies. Perhaps most importantly, accident avoidance technology can not only reduce the frequency of accidents, but it can also help mitigate the severity of the accidents.
January 3, 2018
It’s a new year and time again to review your employee handbook.
October 26, 2017
In a decision filed October 24, 2017, the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, recognized that discrimination based on sex stereotyping is a form of sex discrimination under the Missouri Human Rights Act. The decision will likely open the door to claims of sex discrimination from employees who do not conform to gender norms. The court was careful to explain its decision did not depend on the plaintiff’s sexual orientation.
July 12, 2017
In testimony before a Senate committee in late June, Department of Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta revealed that the Wage & Hour Division of DOL (WHD) is bringing back the practice of providing opinion letters.
July 10, 2017
The Department of Labor is abandoning the minimum annual salary of $47,476 for employees to be exempt from overtime.
July 6, 2017
As expected, Governor Eric Greitens signed legislation on Friday, June 30, 2017, that significantly amends the Missouri Human Rights Act.
June 30, 2017
On May 8, 2017, the Missouri House approved a bill that significantly changes the Missouri Human Rights Act, the key statute applicable to unlawful employment practices in Missouri, and sent it to Governor Eric Greitens for his signature.
August 19, 2016
As we noted in our Transportation Law News Alerts on August 1 and 2, the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) made major changes to the Uniform Straight Bill of Lading (USBOL) terms and conditions as published in the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) and the related rules in NMFC Item 360-B. The changes are contained in Supplement 2 to NMFC 100-AP effective August 13, 2016.
August 8, 2016
As reported in this blog in October, 2015 in the post The Making of a Supreme Court Case, we predicted that the Missouri Supreme Court would take the case of Byrne and Jones Enterprises, Inc. v. Monroe City R-1 School District.
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