A Last-Second Win for Missouri Employers
With the 2017 legislative session winding down, the Missouri legislature pulled out a big win for employers with several significant changes to the Missouri Workers’ Compensation Law and the Missouri Human Rights Act.
Senate Bill 66 makes several critical changes to the Workers’ Compensation Law in response to recent Missouri Supreme Court decisions that created some uncertainty for employers. Senate Bill 43, on the other hand, raises the burden of proof in employment discrimination cases and should shut the door on frivolous discrimination cases against Missouri employers. Both bills are on their way to Governor Eric Greitens’ desk, where he is expected to sign them into law in August.