Labor Law

HB 1053 – Prevailing wage in disaster areas.Establishes the Disaster Area Construction Act which exempts certain construction work done for a school district or a county, city, town, or village from the prevailing wage if it is in a disaster area.

HB 1066 – Unemployment compensation and gross wages. Increases from $400 to $1,500 the minimum amount of gross wages that an employer must pay to an employee before the employer’s unemployment compensation account will be charged.

HB 1086 – Labor organizations. Specifies certain employee rights as they relate to labor organizations.

HB 1089 – Prevailing wage. Repeals the provisions regarding the prevailing hourly wage requirements and specifies that no person will be paid a prevailing wage with specified exceptions.

HB 1090
– Prevailing wage in disaster areas. Prohibits the Missouri Housing Development Commission from requiring a prevailing wage on a project eligible for a housing tax credit if it is located in a disaster area.

HB 1091 – Prevailing wage in disaster areas. Requires a school district to exempt itself from the prevailing hourly wage for work done on behalf of a school located in a Governor-declared disaster area.

HB 1176 – Prevailing wage in disaster areas. Allows a school district or a county, city, town, or village to exempt itself from the prevailing hourly wage for certain work if it is in a disaster area.

HB 1205 – Labor organizations. Specifies certain employee rights as they relate to labor organizations.

HB 1219 – Human Rights Ace and Whistleblower Protection Act. Changes the laws regarding unlawful discriminatory employment practices as they relate to the Missouri Human Rights Act and establishes the Whistleblower Protection Act. Among other provisions, redefines the term“because of” regarding the protected criterion to “motivating factor” under the Human Rights Act; revises the definition of “employer under the Human Rights Act; specifies that any party to certain discrimination actions may demand a jury trial; specifies a maximum damages award in cases under the Human Rights Act; prohibits punitive damage awards against the state or its political subdivisions except for housing discrimination claims under the Human Rights Act; redefines the term “because of” under the Whistleblower Protection Act to mean the protected criterion was a motivating factor; defines certain other definitions within the Whistleblower Protection Act; specifies that the Whistleblower Protection Act is the exclusive remedy for any and all unlawful employment practices described in the act and voids common law causes of action to the contrary; specifies that any party to an action under the act may demand a jury trial; specifies a maximum amount of damages under the act. No position.

HB 1240 – Credit history of applicants.Prohibits an employer from using a job applicant’s personal credit history as a hiring criteria except where the credit history is shown to be directly related to the position sought by the applicant.

HB 1417 – Workers compensation and health care providers. Allows an employee who is injured on the job to select his or her own health care provider to cure and relieve the effects of the injury at the expense of the employer. No position.

HB 1441 – Workers’ compensation and unemployment. (See Workers Compensation Law)

HB 1448
– Prevailing wage in school districts.Establishes the School Construction Act which exempts construction and maintenance work done for certain school districts from the prevailing wage rate requirement upon the school board’s approval.

HB 1493 – Prevailing wage. Changes the laws regarding how the prevailing hour wage requirement for a given occupational title is determined for a county.

HB 1500 – Human Rights Commission complaints.Changes the laws regarding complaints filed with the Missouri Commission on Human Rights and makes discrimination based upon a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity unlawful.

HB 1538 – Labor organizations. Bars employers from requiring employees to engage in or cease engaging in certain labor practices.

HB 1540 – Workers’ compensation and co-employee liability. Specifies that an employee subject to workers’ compensation provisions must be released from all liability for personal injury or death to a co-employee due to an accident or occupational disease.

HB 1555
– Credit scores and employment. Makes it an improper employment practice for an employer to refuse to hire or to discharge, reduce compensation, or modify any condition of a person’s employment based on his or her credit score or history.

HCS HB 1794
– Employment security. Modifies the definition of employment as it relates to employment security law, with regard to in-home or community-based services performed by a provider contracted to provide the services for the clients of a county board for developmental disability services.

SB 435
– Labor organizations. Requires authorization for certain labor unions to use dues and fees to make political contributions and bars them from withholding earnings from paychecks.

SB 438 – Labor organizations. Bars employers from requiring employees to engage in or cease engaging in certain labor practices.

SB 439/SB 468/SB 596 – Prevailing wage.Modifies the law relating to the prevailing wage. Among other provisions,amends the definition of construction to include only new construction,enlargement or major alteration; amends the method of determining the prevailing wage; precludes the department from initiating any administrative,civil, or criminal action if the employer pays back wages before the department initiates the action, and the employer shall not appear on the notice of conviction list that would otherwise bar the employer from participating in public works construction.

SB 459 – Local public works projects. Requires those engaging in public works to employ individuals from the locality in which the project is being constructed.

SB 478 – Employee benefits for elected officials. Eliminates certain employee benefits for members of the General Assembly and statewide elected officials who first take office on or after January 1, 2013.

SB 479 – Employee benefits for elected officials. Eliminates certain employee benefits for members of the General Assembly and statewide elected officials who first take office on or after January 1, 2013.

SB 492
– Retirement benefits for elected officials. Modifies retirement benefits for new members of the general assembly and statewide elected officials and modifies interest paid on retirement refunds.

SB 514 –Labor organizations. Bars employers from requiring employees to engage in or cease engaging in certain labor practices.

SB 539 – Personal information of employees and customers. Creates a crime for employers who divulge certain personal information of employees and customers.

SB 540 – Discriminatory employers and public contracts. Bars discriminatory employers from receiving public works contracts and requires employers to provide cause to terminated employees.

SB 547 –Labor organizations. Bars employers from requiring employees to engage in or cease engaging in certain labor practices.

SB 553 – Labor organizations. Requires authorization for certain labor unions to use dues and fees to make political contributions and bars them from withholding earnings from paychecks.

SB 592 – Human Rights Act. Modifies the law relating to the Missouri Human Rights Act and employment discrimination. No position.

SB 625 – State employee retirement plans.Modifies the amount of retirement benefits transferred when employees transfer between certain retirement systems.

SB 669 – Elected official retirement plans. Modifies the retirement plans for judges, statewide elected officials, and members of the General Assembly who first take office after January 1, 2013. Oppose.

SB 798 – Sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination. Prohibits discrimination based upon a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. No action.

SB 816 – Unemployment. Redefines “misconduct”and “good cause” for the purposes of disqualification from unemployment benefits.

SB 827
– Co-employee liability and workers’ compensation. (See Workers Compensation Law)

SB 828 – Occupational disease and toxic exposure. (See Workers Compensation Law)

SB 907 – Labor organizations. Requires certain employers to post certain rights of employees with respect to labor organizations.

Index of Bills by Subject Matter

Key
  • CCS - Conference Committee Substitute
  • HB - House Bill
  • HCS - House Committee Substitute
  • HS - House Substitute
  • HJR - House Joint Resolution
  • SB - Senate Bill
  • SCS - Senate Committee Substitute
  • SS - Senate Substitute
  • SJR - Senate Joint Resolution
  • * - Missouri Bar Committee-Drafted Legislation
 

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