Date archive: April 2014

MISSOURI EMPLOYERS BEWARE: The Missouri Supreme Court Lowers Standard of Proof for Work Comp Retaliation Claims

On April 15, 2014, in Templemire v. W & M Welding, Inc., the Missouri Supreme Court continued its pro employee interpretation of the employment at-will doctrine by significantly reducing the causality standard for a workers compensation retaliation claims. Prior to this ruling, Missouri law had long required an employee to prove that the alleged retaliatory…

The High Price of Not Posting EEOC Notices Just Got Higher

The EEOC recently announced an increase in the penalty for employers who fail to conspicuously post the equal employment opportunity (EEO) notices of rights of employees and job applicants. The penalty per violation has almost doubled as of April 18, 2014, from $110 to $210.

Severance Agreements: Employer Beware

In settling an existing charge of discrimination, administrative complaint or lawsuit, employers, upon advice of counsel, routinely obtain a release of all claims from the employee. This includes releasing any claims already asserted and any other potential claims the employee could assert in the future. Employers also utilize severance agreements as a means of minimizing…

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