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Employee Communications: Missouri

Employee Communications requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Authors: Jason Janoski and Alan L. Rupe, Kutak Rock LLP


  • Missouri is an at-will employment state. See Employment At-Will.
  • Missouri law requires employers to post certain notices. See Notice Posting.
  • Missouri law only requires that one party consent to the recording of wire communications. See Employee Use of Communication Systems.
  • Missouri law restricts the use of mobile devices while driving. See Use of Mobile Devices.
  • Employers may face liability when providing job references. Employers must refrain from blacklisting former employees, and meet the requirements of the Missouri service letter statute. See Job References.
  • Missouri law permits employers to enforce restrictive employment covenants to the extent that the restrictions protect the employer's trade secrets or customer contacts. See Noncompete Agreements.
  • Missouri courts recognize defamation claims. See Defamation Concerns.