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Other Leaves: Missouri

Other Leaves 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


  • There are several types of leave that may be available to an employee in Missouri. See Leaves of Absence.
  • Missouri does not have a state family and medical leave law applicable to private employers.See Family and Medical Leave.
  • An employee must be provided three consecutive hours to vote on the day of election. See Voting Leave.
  • An employer must not terminate, discipline, threaten or take any adverse action against an employee because the employee receives or responds to a jury summons. See Jury Duty Leave.
  • An employer should not terminate or discipline any witness, victim or a victim's immediate family member for honoring a subpoena to testify in a criminal proceeding. See Crime Victim Leave.
  • An employer may not terminate or otherwise discriminate against members of the state-organized militia or the US armed forces. See Military Leave.
  • An employer may not terminate an employee who is late to or absent from work in order to respond to an emergency. See Emergency Responder Leave.