Missouri is about middle of the road when it comes to being employer- or employee-friendly. There are many laws in the state that an employer must follow. For example, Missouri does not add to the list of federal protected classes, but it does expand coverage of its antidiscrimination law to employers with six or more employees. Missouri also has a law that bans an employer from refusing to hire, terminating or otherwise discriminating against employees for participating in off-duty, off-premises legal activities, such as smoking or drinking.
This page is a round-up of the state and municipal laws in Missouri.
Updated to reflect amendments to the state concealed carry law, effective January 1, 2017.
Updated to reflect notice-posting requirements under and amendments to state concealed carry law, effective January 1, 2017.
Updated to reflect an increase in the state minimum wage, effective January 1, 2017.
Updated to reflect an increase in Missouri's minimum wage, effective January 1, 2017.
Enhanced to link users to the most comprehensive coverage of each law and to improve the organization and scope.
Revised to incorporate changes to how the duration of unemployment benefits is determined, effective January 1, 2016.
Missouri employers seeking to educate employees about the availability of time off for voting and to show their compliance with Missouri's voting leave law should consider including this model policy statement in their handbook.
A roundup of the comprehensive state coverage XpertHR offers to help Missouri employers ensure they are compliant with state HR and employment laws.