Labor Law

HB 64 – Political contribution payroll deduction. Allows a labor organization to obtain a political contribution through an automatic payroll deduction if the employee or member consents to the contribution in writing annually.

HB 77 – Labor organization practices as a condition of employment. Specifies that no person as a condition or continuation of employment can be required to engage in or cease engaging in specified labor organization practices.

HB 91 – Labor organization practices as a condition of employment. Specifies, upon voter approval, that no per­son as a condition or continuation of employment can be required to become or refrain from becoming a member or paying dues to a labor organization.

HB 95 – Labor organization membership as a condition of employment. Specifies that no person as a condition or continuation of employment can be required to become or refrain from becoming a member of or paying dues to a labor organization.

HB 115 – Employee password protection. Prohibits an employer from requesting or requiring an employee or applicant to disclose any user name, password, or other means for accessing a personal account or service through an electronic device.

HB 164 – Credit history as hiring criteria. 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.

HCS HB 275 – Federal work authorization. Requires all employ­ers and business entities to enroll and actively participate in a federal work authorization program and imposes stricter penalties for employing an unauthorized alien.

HB 286 – Employee social networking protection. Prohib­its employers from asking current or prospective employees to provide specified information to gain access to a social networking website where such employees maintain an account or profile.

HB 319 / SB 353 – Whistleblower Protection Act. Estab­lishes the Whistleblower’s Protection Act to codify the doctrine making it unlawful for an employer to discharge a protected person.

HCS HB 320 / SB 353 – Missouri Human Rights Act. Changes the laws regarding unlawful discriminatory em­ployment practices as they relate to the Missouri Human Rights Act and establishes the Whistleblower Protection Act.

HB 706 – Password Privacy Protection Act. Protects employees from being required to disclose personal user names or passwords.

SS SB 28 – Standard for misconduct. Redefines “miscon­duct” and “good cause” for the purposes of disqualification from unemployment benefits. Among other provisions, this legislation changes the standard for misconduct from wanton or willful disregard of the employer’s interest and a disregard of standards of behavior the employer has the right to respect to a knowing disregard of that interest and a knowing violation of the standards the employer expects; changes another standard for misconduct from an intentional and substantial disregard of the employer’s interest or of the employer’s duties and obligations to the employer to a knowing disregard of such interests, duties and obligations; changes another definition of miscon­duct from a deliberate violation of the employer’s rules constitutes misconduct to a violation of an employer’s rule unless the employee demonstrates that he or she did not know and could not reasonably know the requirement or the rule is unlawful.

Misconduct also includes a violation of a no-call, no-show policy, chronic absenteeism, tardiness, unapproved absences following a written warning, and a knowing violation of a state standard or regulation of an employee of a licensed employer which would cause the employer to be sanctioned.

SS SCS SB 29 / SB 71 – Authorization for dues and fees for political contributions. Requires authorization for certain labor unions to use dues and fees to make political contributions and bars them from withholding earnings from paychecks.

SB 76 / SB 134 / SB 238 – Labor organization as a con­dition of employment. Bars employers from requiring employees to engage in or cease engaging in certain labor practices. Specifically, bars employers from requiring em­ployees to become or refrain from becoming a member of a labor organization or pay dues or other charges required of labor organization members as a condition of employment. Employers who do so commit a class C misdemeanor.

SCS SB 164 – Employee password protection. Protects employees from being required to disclose personal user names or passwords. Specifically, prohibits employers from requesting or requiring an employee or job applicant to disclose any user name or password for accessing personal online accounts or services, unless such accounts, services or devices are supplied or paid for by the employer and are used for business purposes.

Employers shall not retaliate against an employee for re­fusing to disclose the confidential information. Employees are barred from transferring an employer’s proprietary or confidential information or financial data to an employee’s personal online account or service without employer au­thorization.

SB 301 – Prevailing wage. Modifies the law relating to the prevailing wage. Among other provisions, this legislation requires that the wage rate most commonly paid in the county where the work is performed shall determine the rate of each occupational title, unless no work has been per­formed, in which case the rate shall be the wage rate most commonly paid for that title within all Missouri counties adjacent to the county where the work is performed.

 

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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