Tag: Missouri

Medical Marijuana Legalized On November 6, 2018, Missouri voters approved the Medical Marijuana and Veteran Healthcare Services Initiative (Missouri Amendment 2), amending the state’s constitution and legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes. The initiative does not permit a person to bring a claim against any employer, former employer, or prospective employer (employer) for wrongful discharge, discrimination,…

The midterms are over and my mail is no longer filled with HUGE political direct mail pieces that hide my favorite magazines and my 20-percent-off-one-item coupons to a store that has EVERYTHING anyone could possibly need. Anyhow, yesterday was a busy day at ThinkHR as we analyzed the ballot measures, notifying our customers same-day about…

Veterans’ Preference On June 1, 2018, Missouri Governor Mike Parson signed legislation (S.B. 573) permitting private, nonpublic employers to grant a preference in hiring and promotions to employees and applicants who are veterans, spouses of certain disabled veterans, or surviving spouses of deceased veterans. The law is effective August 28, 2018. Read MO S.B. 573

Unemployment Poster Updated In March 2018, the Missouri Division of Employment Security updated its mandatory unemployment insurance benefits poster, Notice to Workers Concerning Unemployment Benefits. Employers are required to display this poster informing employees of key provisions in the law. See the poster

Confused about how far you need to go to reasonably accommodate employees with indefinite leave of absence requests for bona fide injuries and illnesses? Recently a District Court in Missouri found an employer is not required to grant an employee indefinite leave under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Read Robert Brody’s full analysis of…