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Coming Soon to Kansas City: Shorter Job Applications

USA - June 6 2019 The Kansas City, Missouri City Council has unanimously passed an ordinance banning private employers in the City from asking job applicants about…

Supreme Court Holds Plaintiff's Failure to Include Allegations Later Sued Upon, in Her Charge of Discrimination, Is Not "Jurisdictional"

USA - June 3 2019 We would have thought that every lawyer who took Employment Law 101 in law school learned that…

SCOTUS Strikes Another Blow to Class-Action Claims, Favoring Individual Arbitration

USA - May 13 2019 A divided United States Supreme Court recently handed down the latest in a series of wins for employers, manufacturers, retailers, and other…

Missouri Supreme Court: There Must be Sufficient Evidence at Trial to Support Each Alternative of a "Disjunctive" Jury Instruction

USA - March 7 2019 The Missouri Supreme Court's recent holding in Kader v. Bd. Of Regents underscores the importance of ensuring that each alternative of a disjunctive…

Missouri Supreme Court Compels Arbitration, Finding Adequate Consideration for Arbitration Agreement with At-Will Employee

USA - March 1 2019 In Soars v. Easter Seals Midwest, 563 S.W.3d 111 (Mo. Banc 2018), the Missouri Supreme Court ordered that at-will employee’s case be arbitrated and…

Courts favor the Federal Arbitration Act, but some workers are exempt.

USA - January 18 2019 In New Prime, Inc. v. Oliveira, petitioner New Prime Inc. was an interstate trucking company, and respondent Dominic Oliveira was one of its drivers…

Eighth Circuit Refuses to Punish Employer for History of Granting Special Treatment to Disabled Employee with Poor Attendance Record

USA - January 8 2019 While the Americans with Disabilities Act requires employers to make reasonable accommodations for the mental and physical limitations of otherwise…

Adding to a Circuit Split, the Tenth Circuit Rules that Arbitrators May Determine Whether Classwide Arbitration is Allowed

USA - September 13 2018 In August 2018, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals decided Dish Network L.L.C. v. Ray, an important ruling in the field of arbitration clauses and…

Missouri Voters Overwhelmingly Reject "Right-to-Work" Law

USA - August 8 2018 While we regularly report to our readers on significant case law developments in the labor and employment field, the most dramatic developments in…

U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 Ruling, Upholds Employers' Use of Class Action Waivers in Employment Agreements

USA - May 21 2018 In a closely watched and long-awaited ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court on May 21st held that it is lawful for an employer, in an agreement with an…