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**Update** – Minimum Wage Ballot Measure Stopped

Despite a win at the Missouri Supreme Court on the procedure to get a ballot measure on the November 2012 election ballot, the Missouri Secretary of State ruled that the ballot measure failed to get enough signatures and would not be on the ballot after all.

Top Tips: Document Retention – Do you know when to hold’em?

This article discusses recent legal decisions show that courts continue to raise the bar on the requirement to retain, search and produce records relevant to litigation. These court decisions often result in severe sanctions against employers who fail to follow retention rules. They serve as a sobering reminder that employers should take care to preserve potentially relevant information upon becoming aware of a possible claim.

Top Tips: Reviewing Non-Compete Agreements

Reviewing an employment agreement can be daunting. These Top Tips should help employers in their initial reviews.

Historical Happenings: Americas with Disabilities Act marks 22 years since it was signed

Twenty-two years ago today the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law. Since that time, it has been litigated, amended and discussed constantly.

Top Tips: Know When to Hold ‘Em: Preserving Records During Litigation

Recent legal decisions show that courts continue to raise the bar on the requirement to retain, search and produce records relevant to litigation.

Benefits Aspects of Employee Leaves of Absence – A Webinar to Address the Inevitable Questions

In this 90-minute webinar, Rob Browning and Dave Wing will focus on the benefits aspects of employee leaves of absence. But where needed to flesh out the full picture, they will address the employment-related constraints, as well.

Missouri Abolishes Co-Employee Negligence Liability

On July 10, 2012, in a positive development for Missouri employers, Governor Jay Nixon signed into law H.B. 1540, an amendment to the Worker’s Compensation statute that effectively prevents liability of individual employees for workplace injuries caused by negligence. The law essentially overturns a Missouri Court of Appeals decision that allowed such lawsuits.

Top Tips for Preventing Workplace Harassment Lawsuits

Bad behavior in the workplace, regardless of whether it is unlawful, results in less productive employees and poor morale which can lead to costly and disruptive lawsuits.

Historical Happenings: Civil Rights Act of 1964 Turns 48 Years Old

The Civil Rights Act was enacted on July 2, 1964. A landmark piece of legislation, the Act outlawed major forms of discrimination against minorities and women, including racial segregation.

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