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  • 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.

  • August 2, 2016

    In addition to the changes to the NMFC Uniform Straight Bill of Lading noted in our Transportation Law News Alert on August 1, 2016, the NMFTA has also revised other provisions of the bill of lading terms and conditions.

  • July 29, 2016

    The National Motor Freight Traffic Association has just made substantial changes to the terms and conditions of the Uniform Straight Bill of Lading to be effective on August 13, 2016.

  • November 5, 2015

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas will lead to drone-filled skies this winter. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) official Rick Swayze says that the FAA anticipates more than 1 million drones will be sold this holiday season alone. This has the FAA concerned about safety issues surrounding the operation of drones. In addition…

  • October 15, 2015

    Clients frequently ask about getting attorneys’ fees from their adversaries in a construction dispute. I certainly understand the economics behind the question. Resolving construction disputes in any forum – mediation, arbitration, or court – can be an expensive proposition and require an investment in attorneys’ fees and costs. But, the right to recover fees and expenses is hardly automatic.