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Are Jury Instructions "At-Will?" Not Under the Missouri Human Rights Act

USA - June 15 2021 Practically every employee handbook has one: a statement that the employee’s employment is at-will. Many times, employers require employees to sign…

Kansas and Missouri Federal Courts Raise the Stakes on Employers' Tip Pooling Practices

USA - May 5 2021 In separate cases, the U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Kansas and the Western District of Missouri recently certified classes under the…

OK, Boomer…Does Your Employee Have an Age Discrimination Claim?

USA - April 27 2021 We’ve all heard it (and in my case, I am publishing it - sorry, HR!): OK, Boomer. This phrase has risen in popularity over the years as a way of…

Get Woke: Millennials and Age Discrimination

USA - March 4 2021 Mmmk. Imma spill some tea. Some Millennials are now protected under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), as well as the Illinois Human…

Missouri Court of Appeals holds an employer may not reserve the right to litigate claims against an employee in court while simultaneously seeking to restrict the employee to arbitrate her employment

USA - January 11 2021 The question of whether an arbitration agreement is enforceable is an oft-disputed issue prone to be volleyed between the courts and an arbitrator…

Supreme Court Bostock Ruling Confirms Scope of Title VII Includes Protections for Homosexuals, Invalidating Prior Eighth Circuit Precedent

USA - August 4 2020 In Horton v. Midwest Geriatric Mgmt., LLC, Mark Horton filed a Title VII sex discrimination case against Midwest Geriatric Management, LLC (“MGM”)…

U.S. Supreme Court Rules that Title VII Protects LGBTQ Workers

USA - June 16 2020 In a high-profile and much anticipated ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the prohibition against sex discrimination in Title VII of the Civil…

Inaccurate Background Reports Concerning Job Applicants May Give Rise to Employer Liability under FCRA

USA - June 4 2020 The Missouri Court of Appeals recently reversed a trial court’s order for summary judgment in favor of an employer in a case brought under the Fair…

Ban the Box Legislation to Take Effect in the City of St. Louis in 2021

USA - June 1 2020 Beginning January 1, 2021, employers with ten or more employees, located within the City of St. Louis will be prohibited from inquiring about an…

Eighth Circuit Reverses ADA Class Certification in "Fitness for Duty" Challenge

USA - May 27 2020 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit reversed a ruling of the United States District Court of Nebraska, which granted class certification…