Labor and Employment
The MCHR investigates complaints of discrimination in housing, employment,
and places of public accommodations based on race, color, religion, national
origin, ancestry, sex, disability, age (in employment only), and familial
status (in housing only). The MCHR also provides training to inform people
of their rights and responsibilities under the Missouri Human Rights Act.
Contact the MCHR for more information at
www.labor.mo.gov/mohumanrights then call us if you need advice.
If you are injured on the job or have been exposed to
occupational disease in the course and scope of your employment, the Missouri Workers'
Compensation law provides some relief from the financial strain of being
injured and/or unable to return to work. If you are an employer and want
to know more about your rights and responsibilities, contact the Missouri
Department of Labor for more information at
www.labor.mo.gov/DWC/Injured_Workers then call us for advice.
If you are unemployed and have questions regarding your rights, or if you
are an employer and simply need more information regarding the law in
this area, visit
Many of your basic questions regarding Missouri minimum wage and Missouri
wage and hour laws can be answered by visiting
www.labor.mo.gov/DLS/MinimumWage/. For example, did you know that Employers engaged in retail or service
businesses whose annual gross income is less than $500,000 are not required
to pay the state minimum wage rate? Employers not subject to the minimum
wage law can pay employees wages of their choosing. For more information,
please contact the
United States Department of Labor. Please contact our office if you need advice.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces federal
laws proscribing discrimination in the workplace based on race, color,
religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability or use of genetic
information. These laws are applicable to both job applicants and employees.
The EEOC provides information about filing a charge of discrimination
along with the investigative process. It has useful information for employers
especially small business owners with limited resources. Visit
www.eeoc.gov for more information regarding his evolving field of law. If you have
additional questions or if need legal advice, call us. We are individuals
and small business owner's advocates for justice.
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) enforces the National Labor relations
Act (NLRA). The NLRA proscribes certain behavior in the context of union
representation, collective bargaining and in some cases, provides protection
for individuals speaking on behalf of others. Visit
www.nlrb.gov/faq/nlrb to better understand your rights and obligation pursuant to the NLRA.
Contact our office to discuss your claim and for advice regarding this
area of law.