Missouri Employment Law Update – March 2017

Missouri

Missouri Supreme Court Upholds City of St. Louis Minimum Wage Ordinance

According to a February 28, 2017 Missouri Supreme Court ruling, the state’s minimum wage does not pre-empt the City of St. Louis from establishing a higher minimum wage. Subsequently, the City of St. Louis Minimum wage will increase to $11 per hour on January 1, 2018. Once a new implementation schedule has been established, enforcement of the law will be complaint driven. A business that does not follow the city’s established ordinance will be prosecuted in Municipal Court. It also may be subject to revocation of its business license and occupancy permit.

Read City of St. Louis Ordinance No. 70078 and the Mayor’s Press Release