Employee Handbooks - Work Rules - Employee Conduct: Missouri
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
- Missouri is an at-will employment state. See At-Will Employment.
- An employer's handbook will generally not create an implied contract, but an employer should exercise caution and include in its handbook a disclaimer regarding at-will employment and a reservation of the employer's right to modify, change or ignore policies. See Implied Contracts.
- Missouri law limits smoking in public places, with limited exceptions. See Smoking Law.
- The Missouri Constitution prohibits nepotism in public employment. A violation will result in removal from office. See Nepotism.
- Missouri has no law prohibiting drug or alcohol testing in a private workplace. See Drug and Alcohol Use and Testing.
- Accrued but unused vacation time is generally not considered wages payable upon termination of employment. See Wage Payment.