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Terms of Employment: Missouri

Terms of Employment requirements for other states

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

Authors: Daniel Press and Alan L. Rupe, Kutak Rock LLP


  • Missouri adopted the Missouri Human Rights Act to eliminate and prevent violations of human rights. See Missouri Employment Discrimination Law.
  • Missouri follows the at-will employment doctrine. See At-Will Employment.
  • Missouri courts will enforce noncompetition and nonsolicitation agreements if the agreements meet six requirements. See Restrictive Covenants.
  • Missouri courts will protect confidentiality and enforce nondisclosure agreements more readily than noncompetition agreements. See Restrictive Covenants.