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Month: July 2013

We fight for victims’ full and fair recovery in employment law, harassment, sexual abuse and personal injury cases.

Company ordered to pay damages in harassment suit

The U.S. Equality Employment Opportunity Commission has sued the Help at Home company after three Missouri workers were allegedly terminated for reporting sexually inappropriate behavior. As a result of the sexual harassment suit, Help at Home has been ordered to

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Missouri rollover accidents possible at intersections

Intersections are notoriously dangerous sections of roadways, and many play the part of being scenes of car accidents. Vehicles are traveling in multiple directions and there can be confusing instances of who may or may not have the right of

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Weight discrimination still legal in most of the U.S.

Most forms of discrimination in the workplace have been illegal for a number of years thanks to both state and federal laws. However, weight discrimination is still legal in 49 states, including Missouri. Weight discrimination cases, while rare, do pop

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The call for an increased minimum wage

On July 24, President Obama spoke in favor of increasing the minimum wage for employees. His call was echoed by employee advocates in Kansas City. Minimum wage laws provide that the federal minimum wage is only $7.25 per hour, which

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MLB strengthens policy against sexual orientation harassment

Missouri fans of Major League Baseball may be interested to note that MLB’s new harassment and discrimination policy contains stronger rules against sexual orientation harassment and discrimination. The new policy requires the league to create a workplace code of conduct

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Dollar General facing labor law suit

Dollar General facing labor law suit National small box retailer Dollar General has found itself as the defendant in a lawsuit over unfair labor practices. The company, which has a handbook that mentions how violations of wage laws, such as

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Wages at sheltered workshops fuel debate

Missouri residents may be interested in sheltered workshops and the wages that they pay their employees. Sheltered workshops are non-profit organizations that provide jobs to disabled and handicapped workers. However, many of these workshops pay far less than minimum wage

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