“Time-limited demands” bill finally passed by the House

SCS HCS HB’s 339 & 714, sponsored by Rep. Bruce DeGroot, was truly agreed and finally passed by the Missouri House, meaning the next step is a signature from Governor Greitens. The bill addresses time-limited demands and abusive agreements that allow a plaintiff and defendant to collude against the defendant’s insurance company. Synopsis of SS/SCS/HCS/HB 339… Read More “Time-limited demands” bill finally passed by the House

Without Missouri Senate action, minimum wage is going to $10 per hour right away – $11 per hour in January

Associated Industries of Missouri (AIM) joined several other business groups in filing suit against an ordinance passed by the City of St. Louis that would have increased the minimum wage that must be paid by employers located in St. Louis City. Although we prevailed at the lower court level, the Missouri Supreme Court invalidated a statute preventing… Read More Without Missouri Senate action, minimum wage is going to $10 per hour right away – $11 per hour in January

Judge W. Brent Powell appointed to Missouri Supreme Court

Jackson County Circuit Judge W. Brent Powell was appointed Tuesday to the Missouri Supreme Court, marking the first high-profile judicial selection by new Republican Gov. Eric Greitens. Powell will replace former Judge Richard Teitelman, who died in November at his home in St. Louis. Powell, a 46-year-old Kansas City resident, was appointed by former Republican… Read More Judge W. Brent Powell appointed to Missouri Supreme Court

Hiring Problems? Maybe You’re Getting What You Ask For

By LauraLee Rose, Missouri Enterprise Project Manager HELP WANTED: Line Operator.  $9-9.50 and hour.  Candidates must be able to pass drug screen, background screens and math testing. Engine Assembler.  Duties:  Final Inspection of Parts.  Assemble parts.  Remove engine from stand and load onto mono rail to dyno.  Work environment:  Exposure to oil, grease, dirt, chemicals,… Read More Hiring Problems? Maybe You’re Getting What You Ask For

Employment law reform, centerpiece of tort reform for all employers in Missouri, NOT a done deal

We have been hearing from some elected representatives they are opposed to a bill that is the centerpiece of tort reform in Missouri: the employment law reform bill, Senate Bill 43.  Claims that this bill would allow discrimination in Missouri and punish whistleblowers is simply wrong. Several Republicans who usually vote on the business side of legislative issues… Read More Employment law reform, centerpiece of tort reform for all employers in Missouri, NOT a done deal

Senate advances bill that addresses insurance tort issues

The Missouri Senate advanced its version of HB 339, a bill that addresses “trick bag” agreements between plaintiffs’ attorneys and defendants against the defendants’ insurance companies, and time limited demands for settlement that are presented without sufficient information to evaluate the claim. Senator Caleb Rowden (R-Columbia) handled the bill in the Senate. The House sponsor… Read More Senate advances bill that addresses insurance tort issues