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February 2012 Archives

Workplace discrimination bill approved by Missouri lawmakers

Anyone who suffers discrimination in the workplace has already had to walk a hard road. Now, the Missouri House has approved a workplace discrimination bill that raises the threshold of proof in these types of lawsuits, making finding the right attorney even more important for victims.

EEOC and restaurant reach settlement in sexual harassment case

Sexual harassment in the workplace is a very serious matter. Such harassment can cause employees to suffer a great deal of harm. Thus, it is very important for employers to take proper steps to ensure that their employees are not subjected to such harassment.

Settlement reached in religious discrimination case

It is very important for employers to not commit wrongful religious discrimination against job applicants and employees. Such discrimination can be very harmful to an employee or job applicant. No employee should have to face such discrimination at their place of work and no job applicant should have to face such discrimination when applying for a position.

Will New Truck Driver Hours-of-Service Rule Increase Safety?

In December, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued an updated rule regulating the weekly allowable hours-of-service for truck drivers. Commercial truck drivers in Missouri will need to be in full compliance by July 1, 2013.

Nationwide Ban Recommended on Cellphone Distractions in Vehicles

Responding to an alarming increase in drivers' distracting use of cellphones, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently concluded that states should act to ban almost all use of cellphones while driving.