We spend much of our lives in a workplace. Work is an important source of self worth, financial stability and the opportunity to utilize one’s talents and skills. Once an individual passes through his or her workplace door each day, there are important federal and state laws which pertain to the employer-employee relationship. We understand that while most people have a productive and satisfying career, there are times when the employment relationship needs to be documented, channeled, corrected, terminated, righted or resolved. We are available to consult and assist in all aspects of the employment relationship. having extensive experience in legal matters that involve addressing issues and rights in the workplace.
Our practice areas include:
- Affordable Care Act
- Americans with Disabilities Act
- Compliance and Risk Analysis
- Covenants Not-to-Compete (Non-Competition Agreements)
- Employment Contracts
- Defense of employment discrimination involving age (Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967), race, color, sex, religion, national origin (Missouri Human Rights Act and Civil Rights Act of 1964) or pregnancy
- Equal Pay Act
- ERISA Compliance
- Executive Employment Contracts
- Family and Medical Leave Act
- Physician Employment Agreements
- Reasonable Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Missouri Human Rights Act (MHRA)
- Severance Agreements
- Sexual Harassment
- Trade Secrets Law
- Union Labor Issues
- Wage and Hour (Fair Labor Standards Act)
- Whistleblower Litigation and Public Policy Exception
Employment Law Articles
Court says “STOP” to former employee due to his non-compete agreement
A Missouri federal court has entered an injunction stopping a former national sales director from taking a position with a competitor company in the pharmacy services industry, finding that the disclosure of confidential information such as customer information and...
Obama FLSA Rules Will Not Take Effect; However Future Changes to Salary-Test Imminent
In the final quarter of last year, many employers began frantic preparations in anticipation of a new DOL Overtime Rule that was to take effect December 1, 2016. This rule was to have raised the overtime salary-test exemption threshold from $23,600 to $46,476, meaning...
Court of Appeals Reinstates a Wrongful Discharge Claim Involving an Order of Protection
The Missouri Court of Appeals recently noted that while cognizant of an employer facing challenging situations in our modern workforce, an employer must not demand as a condition of continued employment that an employee act contrary to her physical safety by...
New Legislation Renders New City of St. Louis Minimum Wage Increase Short-Lived
On May 5, 2017, an injunction on City of St. Louis Ordinance No. 70078 was lifted raising the minimum wage in the City of St. Louis to $10 per hour. However in the waning hours of the Missouri 2017 legislative session, the Missouri General Assembly passed House Bill...