AIM applauds Gov. Eric Greitens’ signing of employment law reform bill

Associated Industries of Missouri President and CEO Ray McCarty today applauded Governor Greitens’ approval of Senate Bill 43, a comprehensive employment law reform bill. The bill restores the standard used to evaluate discrimination claims in Missouri state courts to the standard used in federal courts in Missouri and in Missouri state courts until 2007. That… Read More AIM applauds Gov. Eric Greitens’ signing of employment law reform bill

New direction for Missouri DNR – Director Comer appears on AIM Live Video Environmental Webinar

June 30, 2017 – Associated Industries of Missouri President and CEO Ray McCarty welcomed Director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources Carol Comer, General Counsel Katie Jo Wheeler, and Director of the Division of Environmental Quality Ed Galbraith to our studio as they presented AIM’s Live Video Environmental Webinar this morning to nearly 30… Read More New direction for Missouri DNR – Director Comer appears on AIM Live Video Environmental Webinar

Employer wins case brought by contractor alleging whistleblower protection

The Missouri Supreme Court on June 27, 2017, ruled in favor of an employer in a case alleging a contractor with the employer was entitled to whistleblower protections in the same manner as employees. Associated Industries of Missouri and the Missouri Business Legal Center filed an amicus brief in support of the employer in the… Read More Employer wins case brought by contractor alleging whistleblower protection

Legal Perspectives: Significant cases this term for manufacturers

By Linda Kelly, SVP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary This week, the U.S. Supreme Court wrapped up its October 2016 term. While most legal reporters would tell you this was a mundane term with few blockbuster cases, there were some very significant holdings this term for manufacturers. Chief among these significant cases were three involving… Read More Legal Perspectives: Significant cases this term for manufacturers

OSHA to hold public meeting to solicit suggestions for strengthening the Voluntary Protection Programs

By Bethany Watson, 365 Safety Services OSHA will hold a meeting on July 17 and has opened a docket to discuss the future direction of the agency’s Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP). The discussion will include comments and suggestions from the public on potential avenues for action. OSHA is seeking to reshape the VPP and invites… Read More OSHA to hold public meeting to solicit suggestions for strengthening the Voluntary Protection Programs

Missouri disaster survivors: reasons to apply for an SBA loan

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) plays a major role in helping disaster survivors recover. Missouri survivors of the April 28 to May 11, 2017 flooding and severe storms who live in one of the 27 Missouri counties included in the presidential disaster declaration and have applied for help with FEMA may be referred to… Read More Missouri disaster survivors: reasons to apply for an SBA loan