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 Rules That Assistant Store Manager Not Exempt For Overtime Pay Purposes
A recent federal court ruling demonstrates the important legal reality that judges will look beyond an employee’s title and, instead, examine the actual duties performed in determining whether there are overtime pay obligations under the Fair Labor Standards Act....
FLSA Overtime Rule Still in Limbo After Trump’s Appointment of DOL Secretary
Toward the end of the Obama Administration, in May 2016, the Department of Labor finalized a rule that was to raise the salary test threshold for the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) from $23,660 to $47,476. That rule was to take effect December 1, 2016 but never went...
Employer Knowledge of Extra Hours Necessary for Overtime Claim, Missouri Appeals Court Says
“Skill to do comes of doing, knowledge comes by eyes always open, and working hands; and there is no knowledge that is not power.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson Little did Ralph Waldo Emerson know that his observation would foreshadow a recent decision from the Missouri Court...
City of St. Louis 2015 Minimum Wage Ordinance Finally Takes Effect – Immediately
Today, May 5, 2017, the minimum wage in the City of St. Louis will increase to $10 per hour. City of St. Louis Ordinance No. 70078 was adopted in 2015 but was enjoined because of a lawsuit challenging the validity of the Ordinance; this injunction was lifted...