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Recruiting: Missouri

Recruiting requirements for other states

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

Author: Karen R. Glickstein, Polsinelli


  • Employers in Missouri generally can use a variety of recruiting methods and sources to find job candidates. See Methods and Sources.
  • The Missouri Human Rights Act applies to private employers with six or more employees and all public employers. See Missouri Antidiscrimination Law.
  • The Missouri Commission on Human Rights has issued guidelines on recruiting, including rules on employment advertising practices and guidance on neutral job titles. See Advertising Guidelines.
  • While no Missouri law prohibits discrimination by private employers based on sexual orientation or gender identity, a number of cities in the Show-Me State have such prohibitions. See Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.
  • Missouri law places some limitations on the recruitment and hiring of minors. See Underage Workers.