On May 12, 2017, the Missouri Legislature passed a bill prohibiting any political subdivision from enforcing or enacting a local minimum wage ordinance. The bill, unless vetoed, will take effect August 28, 2017, and will pre-empt the current minimum wage ordinances in St. Louis and Kansas City.

Employers in St. Louis and Kansas City should continue to comply with the local minimum wage ordinances, and should stay apprised of the upcoming changes to Missouri’s Minimum Wage Laws.