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All employers within the state shall, upon request as hereinafter provided, submit to any municipal corporation levying an earnings tax a complete listing of all their employees who reside...


No list of employees furnished to municipal corporations under the provisions of sections...


1. Any employer who willfully fails to submit a list of employees as provided in sections...



1. The state of Missouri hereby proclaims that no employer who employs illegal aliens shall be eligible for any state-administered or subsidized tax credit, tax abatement or loan from this...


As used in this chapter, unless the context clearly states otherwise, the following terms mean: (1) Commission, the labor and industrial relations commission; (2) Council, the...


1. There is hereby created a Department of Labor and Industrial Relations to be headed by a labor and industrial relations commission as provided by...


There is hereby created and established a separate department of the state government to be known as The Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. Such department shall be under the...


The term of office of each member of the commission shall be six years except that when first constituted one member shall be appointed for two years, one for four years and one for six years,...


The commission shall appoint a secretary who shall serve at the pleasure of the commission. The secretary shall be a citizen and a qualified voter of this state and shall have had at least...


Each member of the commission, the secretary and each head of a division within the department, before entering upon the person's duties shall take and subscribe to an oath or affirmation...


1. It shall be the duty of the labor and industrial relations commission, and it shall have power, jurisdiction and authority: (1) To sue and be sued in its official name; (2) To have...


The board of public buildings shall provide suitable offices for the commission. All costs, except the salaries of the commissioners, the secretary of the commission, clerks,...


A full and complete record of every hearing held by the commission or by any of the divisions within the department shall be kept. All testimony at any such hearing shall be recorded, but need...


In every appeal coming before the commission from any of the divisions of the department, the commission shall prepare and file a written statement giving the commission's findings of fact...


The commission and each of the divisions in the department shall keep their central offices in Jefferson City. The board of public buildings, or such agency as may exercise the powers and...


There is hereby created within the department the following divisions: (1) The division of workers' compensation; (2) The division of employment security; and (3) The division of...


Subject to the supervision of the director of the department of labor and industrial relations, the division of workers' compensation shall be supervised and controlled by a division director...


1. The director shall compile or supervise the compilation of all statistics and information relating to occupational injuries and illnesses required by and for the use of the United...


Subject to the supervision of the director of the department of labor and industrial relations, the division of employment security is under the control, management and supervision of a...


The division of labor standards shall be supervised by a division director who shall be appointed by and report to the director of the department of labor and industrial relations. The...


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This chapter shall be known as The Workers' Compensation Law. ...


1. The word employee as used in this chapter shall be construed to mean every person in the service of any employer, as defined in this chapter, under any contract of hire, express or...


1. As used in this chapter, the term employee includes a sheriff or deputy sheriff and the term employer includes a county in regard to a sheriff or deputy sheriff. 2. Each county...


1. The word employer as used in this chapter shall be construed to mean: (1) Every person, partnership, association, corporation, limited liability partnership or company, trustee,...



1. The benefits provided by this chapter resulting from work-related injuries shall apply to partners or sole proprietors, only when such partners or sole proprietors have individually elected...



Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, beginning January 1, 1997, those insurance companies providing coverage pursuant to chapter 287, to a limited liability company,...


1. Any person who has work done under contract on or about his premises which is an operation of the usual business which he there carries on shall be deemed an employer and shall be liable...


Every employer and every employee, except as in this chapter otherwise provided, shall be subject to the provisions of this chapter and respectively to furnish and accept compensation as...


1. Any city or county which issues an occupational or business license for a contractor in the construction industry shall require a certificate of insurance for workers' compensation coverage...


1. An employee shall be conclusively deemed to have been exposed to the hazards of an occupational disease when for any length of time, however short, he is employed in an occupation or process...



1. In this chapter the term occupational disease is hereby defined to mean, unless a different meaning is clearly indicated by the context, an identifiable disease arising with or without...


Disease of the lungs or respiratory tract or disease of the heart or cardiovascular system, including carcinoma, may be recognized as occupational diseases for the purposes of chapter 287, and...


1. This chapter shall not apply to: (1) Employment of farm labor, domestic servants in a private home, including family chauffeurs, or occasional labor performed for and related to a...


Nothing in this chapter shall be construed as amending or repealing any statute or ordinance relating to associations or funds for the relief, pension, retirement, or other benefit of...


1. This chapter shall apply to all cases within its provisions except those exclusively covered by any federal law. 2. This chapter shall apply to all injuries received and occupational...

1. Every employer subject to the provisions of this chapter shall be liable, irrespective of negligence, to furnish compensation under the provisions of this chapter for personal injury or...


1. Each insurance carrier writing workers' compensation insurance in this state shall establish a program whereby the carrier shall have available and shall provide to each employer...


The department of labor and industrial relations shall complete all applications filed prior to January 1, 1994, from employers for certification of employer safety programs. ...


The division of workers' compensation shall establish a toll-free number for employees injured on the job to provide information regarding employees' rights, obligations and benefits under...


1. Beginning January 1, 1993, all employers shall post a notice at their place of employment, in a sufficient number of places on the premises to assure that such notice will reasonably be seen...


1. It shall be unlawful for any person to: (1) Knowingly present or cause to be presented any false or fraudulent claim for the payment of benefits pursuant to a workers' compensation claim;...


1. A health care provider commits a fraudulent workers' compensation insurance act if he knowingly and with intent to defraud presents, causes to be presented, or prepares with knowledge or...


If the injury or death occurs while the employee is in the joint service of two or more employers, their liability shall be joint and several, and the employee may hold any or all of...


1. The department of insurance shall establish a program whereby managed care organizations in this state shall be certified by the department for the provision of managed care services...


1. In addition to all other compensation, the employee shall receive and the employer shall provide such medical, surgical, chiropractic, and hospital treatment, including nursing,...


1. The purpose of this section is to restore the injured person as soon as possible and as nearly as possible to a condition of self-support and maintenance as an able-bodied worker by...


As a guide to the interpretation and application of sections...


As used in sections...


1. Any person who has met the requirements in section...


1. When an employee has sustained injury of sufficient severity, as provided in section...


1. Within one hundred and twenty days of the date of the injury, the employer shall determine whether the injured worker has sustained an injury that results in a loss of suitable,...


1. Temporary total disability or temporary partial disability benefits shall be paid throughout the rehabilitative process. 2. The permanency of the employee's disability under sections...


1. Where a third person is liable to the employee or to the dependents, for the injury or death, the employer shall be subrogated to the right of the employee or to the dependents against...


1. Except as provided in section...


1. For temporary total disability the employer shall pay compensation for not more than four hundred weeks during the continuance of such disability at the weekly rate of compensation in...


1. For temporary partial disability, compensation shall be paid during such disability but not for more than one hundred weeks, and shall be sixty-six and two-thirds percent of the...


1. For permanent partial disability, which shall be in addition to compensation for temporary total disability or temporary partial disability paid in accordance with sections...


In all claims for compensation for hernia resulting from injury arising out of and in the course of the employment, it must be definitely proved to the satisfaction of the division or...


1. Losses of hearing due to industrial noise for compensation purposes shall be confined to the frequencies of five hundred, one thousand, and two thousand cycles per second. Loss of...


1. Compensation for permanent total disability shall be paid during the continuance of such disability for the lifetime of the employee at the weekly rate of compensation in effect under...


Whenever the employer has provided compensation under section...

1. After an employee has received an injury he shall from time to time thereafter during disability submit to reasonable medical examination at the request of the employer, his insurer,...


No statement in writing made or given by an injured employee, whether taken and transcribed by a stenographer, signed or unsigned by the injured employee, or any statement which is mechanically...


1. All cases of permanent disability where there has been previous disability shall be compensated as herein provided. Compensation shall be computed on the basis of the average earnings at...


1. The death of the injured employee shall not affect the liability of the employer to furnish compensation as in this chapter provided, so far as the liability has accrued and become payable...


If the injury causes death, either with or without disability, the compensation therefor shall be as provided in this section: (1) In all cases the employer shall pay direct to the...



The dependent and the employer may, by agreement, enter into a structured settlement which provides for different weekly benefits than provided in section...


1. Except as otherwise provided for in this chapter, the method of computing an injured employee's average weekly earnings which will serve as the basis for compensation provided for in...


Where an employer has established a cafeteria plan for the employees of the employer in accordance with Section 125 of Title 26 United States Code, no payroll deduction or other reduction...


1. The compensation payable under this chapter, whether or not it has been awarded or is due, shall not be assignable, shall be exempt from attachment, garnishment, and execution, shall not...


1. As used in this section, the following terms mean: (1) Provider, any individual, corporation, public or private entity that has entered into an agreement with the state to provide...


No savings or insurance of the injured employee, nor any benefits derived from any other source than the employer or the employer's insurer for liability under this chapter, shall be considered...


1. Every employer subject to the provisions of this chapter shall, on either an individual or group basis, insure his entire liability thereunder, except as hereafter provided, with some...


1. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection 1 of section...


No part of the cost of such insurance shall be assessed against, collected from or paid by any employee. ...


If the employer is not insured his liability hereunder shall be primary and direct. If he is insured his liability shall be secondary and indirect, and his insurer shall be primarily and...


1. Every policy of insurance against liability under this chapter shall be in accordance with the provisions of this chapter and shall be in a form approved by the director of the department...


1. There is hereby established the Workers' Compensation Determinations Review Board within the department of insurance which shall exist to review determinations by an insurer or...


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No insurance carrier shall write any insurance against liability hereunder unless it maintains such reserves as are required by law, or in the absence thereof such reserves as may be required...


Every insurance carrier writing insurance for liability hereunder, or the liability of employers rejecting this chapter, shall report to the director of the insurance division, in accordance...


For any violation of the provisions of this chapter the director of the insurance division may suspend or revoke the authority of any insurance carrier to do business in this state. If...


Any employer or group of employers may enter into or continue any agreement with his or their employees to provide a system of compensation benefits or insurance in lieu of the compensation...


1. Every employer or his insurer in this state, whether he has accepted or rejected the provisions of this chapter, shall within ten days after knowledge of an accident resulting in...


1. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed as preventing the parties to claims hereunder from entering into voluntary agreements in settlement thereof, but no agreement by an employee or...


Upon receipt of notice of any accident for which compensation other than that provided in section...


The division shall have and exercise such of the powers and functions of the commission in the administration of the workers' compensation law as the commission may by regulation...



No proceedings for compensation under this chapter shall be maintained unless written notice of the time, place and nature of the injury, and the name and address of the person injured, have...


Except for a claim for recovery filed against the second injury fund, no proceedings for compensation under this chapter shall be maintained unless a claim therefor is filed with the...



Where recovery is denied to any person in a suit brought at law or in admiralty to recover damages in respect of bodily injury or death on the ground that the person was an employee and...


If the employer and employee or his dependents do not agree in regard to compensation payable under this chapter, either party may make application for a hearing in regard to the matters at...



1. The division, through an administrative law judge, shall hear in a summary proceeding the parties at issue and their representatives and witnesses and shall determine the dispute by issuing...


Upon its own motion or upon the application of any party in interest on the ground of a change in condition, the commission may at any time upon a rehearing after due notice to the...


1. If an application for review is made to the commission within twenty days from the date of the award, the full commission, if the first hearing was not held before the full commission,...



1. The final award of the commission shall be conclusive and binding unless either party to the dispute shall within thirty days from the date of the final award appeal to the circuit court of...



1. The final award of the commission shall be conclusive and binding unless either party to the dispute shall, within thirty days from the date of the final award, appeal the award to...



Any party in interest may file in the circuit court of the county in which the accident occurred, a certified copy of a memorandum of agreement approved by the division or by the commission or...


In any case a temporary or partial award of compensation may be made, and the same may be modified from time to time to meet the needs of the case, and the same may be kept open until a...


Any notice required under this chapter shall be deemed to have been properly given and served when sent by registered or certified mail properly stamped and addressed to the person or entity...


1. The compensation provided in this chapter may be commuted by the division or the commission and redeemed by the payment in whole or in part, by the employer, of a lump sum which shall be...


On notice to the other parties the commission or court may permit the employer to be discharged from further liability under any agreement, award or judgment for compensation by furnishing to...


All proceedings before the commission or any commissioner shall be simple, informal and summary, and without regard to the technical rules of evidence, and no defect or irregularity therein...


The division, any administrative law judge thereof or the commission, shall have power to issue process, subpoena witnesses, administer oaths, examine books and papers, and require the...


If any person subpoenaed to appear at any hearing or proceeding, fails to obey the command of such subpoena without reasonable cause, or if any person at attendance at any hearing or...


If any party shall die pending any proceedings under this chapter, the same shall not abate, but on notice to the parties may be revived and proceed in favor of the successor to the rights...


The division may sue and be sued in its official name. The division shall have an official seal bearing the inscription: The Division of Workers' Compensation of the Department of Labor...


Each person appointed to office of employment by the division shall, before entering upon his duties, take and subscribe to an oath or affirmation to support the Constitution of the United...


1. The division may appoint such number of administrative law judges as it may find necessary, but not exceeding twenty-five in number beginning January 1, 1999, with one additional...


1. The division may appoint or employ such persons as may be necessary to the proper administration of this chapter. All salaries to clerical employees shall be fixed by the division and...


1. Legal advisors shall act in the capacity of associate administrative law judges with the power to approve agreements of settlement or compromise entered into pursuant to section...


It shall be the duty of the attorney general to furnish the division or the commission with such legal services as may be required, and to appear on behalf of the division or the commission in...


The division and the commission shall prepare and furnish free of charge blank forms of all notices, claims, reports, proofs, and other blank forms and literature which they may deem proper...


1. The division of workers' compensation shall be provided with offices at the state capital, and St. Louis, St. Joseph, Cape Girardeau, Joplin, Springfield and Kansas City, and in such...


The division of workers' compensation shall create in each of its area offices a public information program to assist all parties involved with an injury or claim under this chapter. In...


1. The division of workers' compensation shall have such powers as may be necessary to carry out all the provisions of this chapter, and it may make such rules and regulations as may be...


Any claim before the division may be dismissed for failure to prosecute in accordance with rules and regulations promulgated by the commission, except such notice need not be by certified...


1. The division as agent of the department of revenue shall charge and collect the following fees, to be paid at least once each month into the state treasury to the credit of the fund for...


Every public officer, without exacting a fee or charge therefor, shall furnish the commission or the division, on application, with a certified copy of any document, or part thereof, on file...


The commission and division shall make and submit to the governor, on or before the first day of February, in each year, a report containing a full and complete account of its transactions...


1. Prior to December 31, 1993, for the purpose of providing for the expense of administering this chapter and for the purpose set out in subsection 2 of this section, every person,...


If any such insurance carrier shall fail or refuse to make the return required by this chapter, the said director shall assess the tax against such insurance carrier or self-insurer at the...


1. Every such insurance carrier or self-insurer, on or before the first day of March of each year, shall make a return, verified by the affidavit of its president and secretary or other...


The director of the division of workers' compensation shall make and submit to the governor, on or before the first day of February, in each year, a report on the expenditures made from the...


1. For the purpose of providing for revenue for the second injury fund, every authorized self-insurer, and every workers' compensation policyholder insured pursuant to the provisions of...


If any such insurance carrier shall withdraw from business in this state before the tax shall fall due according to the provisions of this chapter, or shall fail or neglect to pay the tax...


Wherever the employer carries his risk or whatever substitute schemes for insurance provided for in section 287.370 have been approved, the division shall inform the director of the department...


Any person or persons who shall in this state act or assume to act as agent for any such insurance carrier whose authority to do business in this state has been suspended under this chapter,...


1. If the tax imposed by sections...


Whenever by this chapter any officer is required to give any notice to any insurance carrier, the same may be given by mailing the same, postage prepaid, addressed to the principal office of...


Any insurance carrier, foreign or domestic, liable to pay a tax upon its premiums or deposits under this chapter shall not be liable to pay any other or further tax upon such premiums or...


No employer or agent shall discharge or in any way discriminate against any employee for exercising any of his rights under this chapter. Any employee who has been discharged or...


Any person, corporation, his or its directors, officers or agents, or any other person who violates any of the provisions of this chapter for which a penalty has not herein been...


All of the provisions of this chapter shall be liberally construed with a view to the public welfare, and a substantial compliance therewith shall be sufficient to give effect to...


1. A change of administrative law judge shall be ordered in any hearing held under this chapter upon the filing of a written application for such change by any party or his agent or attorney....


Nothing in sections...


 

This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the Missouri Employment Security Law. ...


1. As a guide to the interpretation and application of this law, the public policy of this state is declared to be as follows: Economic insecurity due to unemployment is a serious menace...


1. As used in this chapter, unless the context clearly requires otherwise: (1) Appeals tribunal means a referee or a body consisting of three referees appointed to conduct hearings and...

1. After December 31, 1977, employer means: (1) Any employing unit which in any calendar quarter in either the current or preceding calendar year paid for service in employment wages of...


1. Employment means service, including service in interstate commerce, performed for wages or under any contract of hire, written or oral, express or implied, and notwithstanding any...



Notwithstanding the provisions of...



1. Wages means all remuneration, payable or paid, for personal services including commissions and bonuses and, except as provided in subdivision (8) of this section, the cash value of...


With respect to initial claims filed during calendar years 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001 and each calendar year thereafter, the maximum weekly benefit amount means four percent of the total...


1. A claimant who is unemployed and has been determined to be an insured worker shall be eligible for benefits for any week only if the deputy finds that: (1) The claimant has registered...


Individuals whose services are not defined as employment pursuant to subsection 8 of section...


1. Notwithstanding the other provisions of this law, a claimant shall be disqualified for waiting week credit or benefits until after the claimant has earned wages for work insured pursuant to...


1. Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, an unemployed claimant otherwise eligible for benefits shall not become ineligible for benefits because of his enrollment in...


1. All benefits shall be paid through employment offices in accordance with such regulations as the division may prescribe. 2. Each eligible insured worker who is totally unemployed in any...


1. As used in this section, unless the context clearly requires otherwise: (1) Extended benefit period means a period which begins with the third week after a week for which there is a...



1. All claims shall be made in accordance with such regulations as the division may prescribe; except that such regulations shall not require the filing of a claim for benefits by the claimant...


1. Except as provided in subsection 3, any individual, type of organization or employing unit which is or becomes an employer subject to this law within any calendar year shall be subject to...


1. Contributions shall accrue and become payable by each employer for each calendar year in which he is subject to this law. Such contributions shall become due and be paid by each employer to...


1. (1) The division shall maintain a separate account for each employer which is paying contributions, and shall credit each employer's account with all contributions which each employer has...



No rule or portion of a rule promulgated under the authority of this chapter shall become effective unless it has been promulgated pursuant to the provisions of...



Any individual, type of organization or employing unit which has acquired substantially all of the business of an employer, excepting in any such case any assets retained by such employer...


Each employer's rate for the twelve months commencing January first of any calendar year shall be determined on the basis of the employer's record through the preceding June thirtieth. In...


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1. On each June thirtieth, or within a reasonable time thereafter as may be fixed by regulation, the balance of an employer's experience rating account, except an employer participating in...

On October first of each calendar year, if the average balance, less any federal advances, of the unemployment compensation trust fund of the four preceding quarters (September thirtieth,...


On October first of each calendar year, if the average balance, less any federal advances, of the unemployment compensation trust fund of the four preceding quarters (September thirtieth,...



The term average annual payroll as used in sections...


Any employer may make voluntary payments in addition to the contributions required under this law, which shall be credited to his account, in accordance with regulations established by...


1. If an employer with a positive experience rate account balance is not eligible for a rate calculation after once becoming eligible because the employer did not have twelve consecutive...


1. In addition to all other contributions due under this chapter, if the fund is utilizing moneys advanced by the federal government under the provisions of...


1. Each employing unit shall keep true and accurate payroll and other related records, containing such information as the division may by regulation prescribe for a period of at least...



If not later than three years after the date on which any contributions would have been required to be paid if due, an employing unit who has paid such contributions or interest thereon shall...


Contributions unpaid for any quarter which become due and payable after the last day of the calendar quarter in which this act became* effective (August 28, 1994) shall bear interest at the...



1. If any employer neglects or refuses to make a report as required by this law the division shall make an estimate based on any information in its possession or that may come into its...


1. In any case in which any contributions, interest or penalties imposed under this law are not paid when due and the assessment of which has become final, the division may file for record in...


In any case in which the director finds, upon consideration of a sworn financial statement and through such other investigation as is deemed necessary, that an employer or a former employer who...


1. The director shall designate an impartial referee or referees to hear and decide disputed determinations, claims referred pursuant to subsection 2 of section...


1. Any of the parties (including the division) to any decision of an appeals tribunal, may file with the commission within thirty days following the date of notification or mailing of...



Within twenty days after a decision of the commission has become final, the director or any party aggrieved by such decision may appeal the decision to the appellate court having jurisdiction...


1. Any finding of fact, conclusion of law, judgment or order made by an appeals tribunal, the labor and industrial relations commission or any person with the authority to make findings of fact...


1. Subject to the supervision of the director of the department of labor and industrial relations, the division of employment security of the department of labor and industrial relations shall...


The division of employment security of the department of labor and industrial relations may continue administering the resume retrieval program, formerly funded by federal grants, to the...


1. Subject to the approval of the director of the department of labor and industrial relations, the director of the division may formulate, adopt and administer plans to provide the employees...


1. In the discharge of the duties imposed by this law, the director, the commission, an appeals tribunal, and any duly authorized representative of any of them shall have power to administer...


Any notice of appeal, application or other paper required under this law to be filed with the division or the commission shall, when mailed to and received by the division or the commission,...


The records of the division shall constitute prima facie evidence of the date of mailing of any notice, determination or other paper mailed under this chapter. ...


Information obtained from any employing unit or individual pursuant to the administration of this law, shall be held confidential and shall not be published or be open to public inspection...


Notwithstanding the provisions of section...


The director shall prepare a report for the director of the department of labor and industrial relations and the report shall be submitted by the director of the department of labor and...


The provisions of the Wagner-Peyser Act...


USER NOTE: For more generally applicable notes, see notes under the first section of this part, article, heading, chapter or title. [Repealed] ...


1. There is hereby established as a special fund, separate and apart from all public moneys or funds of this state, an Unemployment Compensation Fund, which shall be administered by the...


1. There is hereby created in the state treasury a special fund to be known as the Unemployment Compensation Administration Fund. All moneys in this fund shall be continuously available to...



1. There is hereby created in the state treasury a special fund to be known as the Special Employment Security Fund. All interest and penalties collected under the provisions of this...



1. All moneys received pursuant to section 302 of the Federal Social Security Act...


1. Benefits shall be deemed to be due and payable only to the extent that moneys are available to the credit of the unemployment compensation fund and neither the state nor the division shall...



1. In the administration of this law, the division shall cooperate to the fullest extent consistent with the provisions of this law, with the United States Department of Labor; shall make...


The division of employment security is authorized to participate in federal comprehensive manpower programs authorized by the United States Department of Labor and to pay allowances provided...



1. If the federal unemployment tax act is amended to permit a maximum rate of credit against said federal tax higher than the ninety percent maximum rate of credit now permitted under...


1. The division may cause to be made such summaries, compilations, photographs, duplications or reproductions of any records, documents, instruments, proceedings, reports or transcripts thereof...


The legislature reserves the right to amend or repeal all or any part of this law at any time; and there shall be no vested private right of any kind against such amendment or repeal. All...


1. No employer or employing unit shall discharge, discipline or penalize any employee because the employee has testified on behalf of another employee in any proceeding under this chapter. 2....


1. Beginning January 1, 1997, an individual filing a new or renewed unemployment compensation claim shall, at the time of filing such claim, be advised that: (1) Unemployment compensation...


1. Any agreement by a worker to waive, release, or commute such worker's rights to benefits or any other rights pursuant to this chapter, or pursuant to an employment security law of any...


1. The provisions of subsection 6 of section...


The division may, for good cause, determine as uncollectible and purge from its records any benefit overpayment as mentioned in subsections 11 and 12 of section...


If the Federal Unemployment Tax Act, the Federal Social Security Act or other related federal laws are amended to provide minimum standards for the payment of unemployment benefits, such...



NOTES APPLICABLE TO ENTIRE CHAPTER CROSS REFERENCES: All license, permit and certificate applications shall contain the Social Security number of the applicant, RSMo 620.127 [Repealed] ...


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From and after the first day of May, in the year eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, the period of eight hours shall be and constitute a legal day's work; but nothing in this section shall be...


It is hereby declared to be unlawful for any person, company or corporation engaged in carrying on any kind of mining, mechanical, chemical manufacturing or smelting business, to work...


Any person or persons, company or corporation who shall violate any of the provisions of section...



All corporations doing business in this state, and all persons operating railroads or railroad shops in this state, shall pay the wages and salaries of their employees as often as...


The employees of the operators of all manufactories, including plate glass manufactories, operated within this state shall be regularly paid in full of all wages due them at least once in...


Any railway, mining, express, telegraph, manufacturing or other company or corporation doing business in this state, and desiring to reduce the wages of its employees, or any of them, shall...


Whenever any person, firm or corporation doing business in this state shall discharge, with or without cause, or refuse to further employ any servant or employee thereof, the unpaid wages of...


No such servant or employee who secretes or absents himself to avoid payment to him, or refuses to receive the same when fully tendered, shall be entitled to any benefit under sections...



Any such servant or employee whose employment is for a definite period of time, and who is discharged without cause before the expiration of such time, may, in addition to the penalty...


1. Whenever any employee of any corporation doing business in this state and which employs seven or more employees, who shall have been in the service of said corporation for a period of at...


It shall be an improper employment practice for an employer to refuse to hire, or to discharge, any individual, or to otherwise disadvantage any individual, with respect to compensation, terms...


1. As used in this section, the following terms shall mean: (1) Employer, any individual, organization, partnership, political subdivision, corporation or other legal entity which has or...


As used in sections...


It is hereby declared to be the policy of the state of Missouri that a wage of no less than the prevailing hourly rate of wages for work of a similar character in the locality in which the work...


1. Not less than the prevailing hourly rate of wages for work of a similar character in the locality in which the work is performed, and not less than the prevailing hourly rate of wages for...


1. The department shall inquire diligently as to any violation of sections...


Every public body authorized to contract for or construct public works, before advertising for bids or undertaking such construction shall request the department to determine the prevailing...


1. The department, as it deems necessary, shall from time to time investigate and determine the prevailing hourly rate of wages in the localities. A determination applicable to every locality...


1. Except as otherwise provided in section 290.260, the department shall annually investigate and determine the prevailing hourly rate of wages in each locality for each separate...


The hourly wages to be paid as prescribed in section...

A clearly legible statement of all prevailing hourly wage rates to be paid to all workmen employed in order to execute the contract and employed on the construction of the public works shall...


The finding of the department ascertaining and declaring the prevailing hourly rate of wages shall be final for the locality, unless reviewed under the provisions of sections...


The authorized representative of the department may administer oaths, take or cause to be taken the depositions of witnesses, and require by subpoena the attendance and testimony of witnesses...


1. The contractor and each subcontractor engaged in any construction of public works shall keep full and accurate records clearly indicating the names, occupations and crafts of every...


Any workman employed by the contractor or by any subcontractor under the contractor who shall be paid for his services in a sum less than the stipulated rates for work done under the...


No person, firm or corporation shall violate the wage provisions of any contract contemplated in sections...



All contractors and subcontractors required in sections...


No public body, officer, official, member, agent or representative authorized to contract for public works shall fail, before advertising for bids or contracting for such construction, to have...


No public body, officer, official, member, agent or representative thereof authorized to contract for public works shall award a contract for the construction of such improvement or disburse...


The department after investigation, upon complaint or upon its own initiative, shall file with the secretary of state a list of the contractors and subcontractors who it finds have been...


If it is found that a public body, contractor or subcontractor has not complied with any of the terms of sections...


Any officer, official, member, agent or representative of any public body, contractor or subcontractor who willfully violates and omits to comply with any of the provisions and requirements...

 

Whenever a dispute exists concerning wages, hours of labor, or conditions of employment of members of a paid fire department of any county, city, town, fire district, or other governmental...


The board shall consist of five members, four of whom shall be appointed by the chief executive officer of the county, city, town, fire district, or other governmental unit involved, and shall...


The board shall conduct hearings, with dispatch, for the purpose of hearing evidence relevant to the subject of the dispute, and shall, as soon as practicable, report its findings...


Members of the board shall serve without compensation. All necessary expenses of any hearing conducted by the board members, certified to by all the members of the board, shall be paid by...
As used in sections 290.400 to 290.450 the following words have the meanings indicated unless the context clearly requires otherwise: (1) Commission, the labor and industrial...


Notwithstanding any other provisions of the law, no employer shall pay any female in his employ at wage rates less than the wage rates paid to male employees in the same establishment for the...


Any affected female employee may register with the commission a complaint that the wages paid to her are less than the wages to which she is entitled under sections...



The commission shall take all proceedings necessary to mediate the dispute concerning the payment of any sums alleged to be due and unpaid to the female employees. The commission shall have...


1. Any employer who violates section...


Any action based upon or arising under sections...


The commission shall carry on a continuing program of education, information, study, and community organization concerning the problems of female employees in seeking, obtaining and...



As used in sections 290.500 to 290.530, the following words and phrases mean: (1) Agriculture, farming and all its branches including, but not limited to, the cultivation and tillage of...


Except as may be otherwise provided pursuant to sections...


1. No employer shall employ any of his employees for a workweek longer than forty hours unless such employee receives compensation for his employment in excess of the hours above specified at...



Sections...


The director shall have authority to investigate and ascertain the wages of persons employed in any occupation included within the meaning of sections...


1. No employer of any employee who receives and retains compensation in the form of gratuities in addition to wages is required to pay wages in excess of fifty percent of the minimum wage...


After a public hearing at which any person may be heard, the director shall provide by regulation for the employment in any occupation of individuals whose earning capacity is impaired by...


After a public hearing of which individual employees affected must be given reasonable notice, the director shall provide by regulation for the employment in any occupation, at wages lower...


Every employer subject to any provision of sections...


Every employer subject to any provision of sections...



Any employer who hinders the director in the performance of his duties in the enforcement of sections...


Any employer who pays any employee less wages than the wages to which the employee is entitled under or by virtue of sections...


Any standards relating to minimum wages, maximum hours, overtime compensation or other working conditions in effect under any other law of this state on August 28, 1990, which are more...



Nothing in sections...



As used in sections...


Sections...


Whenever there is a period of excessive unemployment in this state, every person who is charged with the duty, either by law or contract, of constructing or building any public works project...


The provisions of sections...


In all contracts involving the expenditure of federal aid funds, sections...



Any person who knowingly fails to use Missouri laborers or laborers from nonrestrictive states as required in section...


Sections...



Before the director of the inspection section shall enter upon the duties of his office, he shall give a good and sufficient bond to the state of Missouri in the penal sum of twenty...


The principal office of the section shall be kept and maintained in Jefferson City, Missouri. In addition to the principal office in Jefferson City there shall be kept and maintained one...


1. Subject to the provisions of the merit system law, chapter 36, RSMo, the director of the department of labor and industrial relations shall employ and prescribe the duties and powers of...


The salaries and compensation of the subordinate officials and employees provided for in section...


The director of the inspection section, his deputies, inspectors and other assistants and appointees shall be entitled to their actual traveling expenses when traveling within the state...


1. The director of the inspection section may divide the state into districts, assign one or more deputy inspectors to each district, and may, at his discretion, change or transfer them from...


The director may adopt, amend or rescind rules and regulations necessary to implement any of the provisions of this law; provided, however, that no such rule or regulation shall be adopted...


The inspection section shall collect, assort and systematize statistical details and information relating to the commercial, industrial, social, educational and sanitary conditions of the...


The director of the inspection section is hereby directed to collect any information he may deem necessary to carry out the objects of the department as set forth in section...


The labor and industrial relations commission of Missouri, with the assistance of the director of the inspection section of the department of labor and industrial relations shall, on or before...


1. The owner, superintendent, manager or other person in charge of every establishment inspected as provided by law shall pay to the state director of revenue the following fee for each...


The director of the inspection section shall make an investigation of all accidents serious enough to require physical rehabilitation, under the provisions of the state board of...


The director shall also make and submit to the governor on or before the last Monday in January in each year, a report containing a full and complete account of the investigations, together...

 

Within one month after the occupancy of any factory, workshop or mill, the occupant shall notify the director in writing, of such occupancy. ...


The belting, shafting, machines, machinery, gearing and drums in all manufacturing, mechanical and other establishments in this state, when so placed as to be dangerous to persons employed...


All power-driven circular saws must be provided with safety guards which raise and lower automatically for various thicknesses of material, and must also be provided with a kickback dog to...


No minor or woman shall be required to clean any part of the mill, gearing or machinery while it is in motion in such establishment, nor shall any minor under the age of sixteen years be...


The openings of all hatchways, elevators and wellholes upon every floor of every manufacturing, mechanical or mercantile or public building in this state shall be protected by good and...


All manufacturing, mechanical, mercantile or other establishments in this state, of two or more stories in height, in which twenty or more persons are employed above the first floor thereof,...


In all such establishments the main doors, both inside and outside, shall open outwardly, when the director, in writing, so directs; and no outside or inside door of any building wherein labor...


No explosive or inflammable compound shall be used in any establishment in this state where labor is employed, in such place or manner as to obstruct or render hazardous the egress of...


All scaffolds or structures used in or for the erection, repairing or taking down of any kind of building shall be well and safely supported, and of sufficient width, and so secured as to...


All manufacturing, mechanical, mercantile and other establishments in this state shall be so ventilated as to render harmless all impurities, as near as may be. ...


Every person, firm or corporation using any polishing wheel or machine of any character which generates dust, smoke or poisonous gases in its operation, shall provide each and every such wheel...


In all establishments in this state wherein labor is employed, where any process is carried on by which dust or smoke is generated, the director of the inspection section and his assistants...


Where, in the opinion of the director, any establishment wherein labor is employed is so overcrowded with employees as to endanger health or safety, the director of the inspection section,...


In every factory, workshop or other establishment in this state where girls or women are employed, where unclean work of any kind has to be performed, suitable places shall be provided for...


Separate water closets shall be provided for the use of employees of either sex in manufacturing, mechanical, mercantile and other establishments in this state where persons of both sexes...


In every manufacturing, mechanical, mercantile and other establishment in this state wherein girls or women are employed there shall be provided and conveniently located seats sufficient...


Whenever the director of the inspection section or one of his assistants or deputies, finds that the heating, lighting, ventilation or sanitary arrangements of any establishment where labor...



All accidents in manufacturing, mechanical, mercantile or other establishments or places within this state where labor is employed which prevent the injured person or persons from returning...


It shall be unlawful and deemed a violation of sections...



Any person or persons, firm or corporation, being the owner, agent, lessee or occupant of any manufacturing, mechanical, mercantile, or other establishment, business or calling in this state...



When any of the provisions of sections...



In case of an offense which is a violation of sections...


All fines collected for violation of sections 292.010 to 292.250 shall be paid into the common school fund of the county in which the offense was committed. ...


It is hereby made the express duty of the prosecuting attorney of each county or city in this state to lend all possible aid in all prosecutions for violation of the provisions of sections...



Every corporation, company or person in this state engaged in operating any foundry in which four or more men are employed is hereby required to provide suitable toilet rooms, containing...


In all establishments mentioned in section...


The director of the inspection section is hereby required to at least twice a year thoroughly inspect each foundry in this state wherein four or more men are employed, and the said director...



Any corporation, company or person failing to comply with an order made by the director of the inspection section to provide the facilities enumerated in section...


That every employer of labor in this state engaged in carrying on any work, trade or process which may produce any illness or disease peculiar to the work or process carried on, or which...


The carrying on of any process, or manufacture, or labor in this state in which antimony, arsenic, brass, copper, lead, mercury, phosphorus, zinc, their alloys or salts or any poisonous...


Every employer in this state to which sections...



Every employer engaged in carrying on any process or manufacture referred to in section...


It is hereby made the duty of any licensed physician who shall make a physical examination of any employee under the provisions of section...



The director of the department of health and senior services shall, immediately upon receipt of any report from any physician in accordance with the provisions of section...


Every employer engaged in carrying on any process or manufacture or labor referred to in section...


No employee shall take or be allowed to take any food or drink of any kind into any room or apartment in which any process or manufacture or labor referred to in section...


All employers engaged in carrying on any process or manufacture or labor referred to in section...


When any flues or other apparatus are used in any such process or manufacture or labor referred to in section...



All hoppers or chutes or similar devices used in the course of any process or manufacture referred to in section...


It shall be the duty of the director of the inspection section to enforce the provisions of sections...



For the purpose of disseminating a general knowledge of the provisions of sections...



Any person, firm or corporation who shall, personally or through any agent violate any of the provisions of sections...


In sections...

 

The provisions of sections...


No outside ladder shall be used in connection with the construction, repairing, alteration, removal, or any work whatsoever on any building more than two stories in height, as a stairway. ...


All stairways used in connection with the construction, repairing, alteration, removal, or any work whatsoever, on any building more than two stories in height, shall be kept lighted at all...


That all scaffolds, hoists, stays, ladders, supports, or other mechanical contrivances, erected or constructed by any person, firm or corporation, in this state, for the use in the...


If in any house, building or structure in process of erection or construction in this state (except a private house, used exclusively as a private residence), the distance between the...


All contractors and owners when constructing buildings in cities, where the plans and specifications require the floors to be arched between the beams thereof or where the floors or filling...


If the elevating machines or hoisting apparatus are used within a building in the course of constructing for the purpose of lifting material to be used in such construction, the contractor...



The chief officer in any city, town or village charged with the enforcement of local building laws, and the director of the inspection section are hereby charged with enforcing the provisions...



Any owner, contractor, subcontractor, foreman or other person, having charge of the erection, construction, repairing, alteration, removal, or painting of any building, bridge, viaduct or...


1. Whenever it shall come to the notice of the director of the inspection section, or the local authority in any city, town or village in this state, charged with the duty of enforcing...



No room or apartment in any tenement or dwelling house shall be used by more than three persons, not immediate members of the family living therein, for the manufacture of any wearing...


No person, firm or corporation shall knowingly sell or expose for sale any of the articles mentioned herein when such articles were made in violation of sections 292.550 to 292.570; and...


Any person, firm or corporation engaged in the manufacture or sale of the articles herein mentioned who shall violate or who shall fail to comply with the provisions of sections 292.550...



As used in sections 292.600 to 292.625, the following terms mean: (1) Department, the state department of public safety; (2) District or local emergency planning committee, a...


1. The Missouri Emergency Response Commission, herein to be known as the commission, is hereby established and is officially domiciled in the department of public safety. The commission shall...



1. The duties and the responsibilities of the commission and department under sections...


1. Every employer shall provide information and reports regarding the properties and nature of the hazardous substances which he stores, uses or produces to the local fire protection service,...


1. Fees shall be collected for a period of twenty years from August 28, 1992. 2. (1) Any employer required to report under subsection 1 of section...


1. The Chemical Emergency Preparedness Fund is hereby established. Funds appropriated under section...


1. Trade secret claims by an employer shall be made to the department and subject to the same protection as and treated in a manner similar to and authorized by Title III, Emergency Planning...


The department shall have the authority to promulgate, after public hearing, rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of sections...


1. The attorney general shall bring an action in circuit court against any employer knowingly and intentionally violating the provisions of sections...


1. Owners and operators of facilities where one hundred pounds or more of explosives or blasting agents as defined in Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 173, Subpart C are...


Members of the Missouri emergency response commission and members of local emergency planning committees appointed by the commission shall not be liable for damages incurred as a result of...


The department shall: (1) Exercise general supervision of the administration and enforcement of sections...


1. At all construction projects at which twenty people or more are engaged in the performance of work, the primary employer or contractor at such project shall provide at least one portable...


1. In accordance with the adopted standards which are consistent with the accepted public health practices and recommendations of the United States Centers for Disease Control, the state...

 

Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, as used in this chapter, the following terms have the following meanings: (1) Adit, any practically horizontal way in or to a mineral deposit...

Unless indicated otherwise, this chapter applies to all mines in this state engaged in the mining or extraction of minerals for commercial purposes, except barite, marble, limestone, and sand...


1. Every operator engaged in this state in the mining or production of minerals for commercial purposes shall, within thirty days after the end of each quarter-annual period, file with...


The operator of each mine in this state shall on request of the director make, or cause to be made by a competent engineer, an accurate map of the underground workings of his mine. The map...


1. It is unlawful for any operator engaged in mining or prospecting for minerals to work any employee at such labor longer than eight hours in a day of twenty-four hours, without his consent,...


Strangers or visitors shall not be allowed underground in any mine, unless accompanied by the operator or his deputy. ...


Every operator shall submit a report to the director during the month of January of each year, which report shall include the name of the person or firm engaged in mining, the location of...


The director shall compile and make an annual report to the governor on the first day of May setting forth the extent of workable mining lands in the state by counties, the type and manner...


1. The operator of every mine employing twenty-five or more men underground, for the purpose of improving the sanitation of his mine and preserving the health of his employees, shall provide...


1. All working places shall be secured sufficiently to protect employees working at the face from falls of roof, ribs, or face. Loose top and overhanging or loose faces and ribs shall be...


Air in which men work or travel in mines shall be improved when: (1) It contains less than nineteen and five-tenths percent oxygen; (2) It contains more than one-hundredth percent...


1. The roadbed, rails, and all other elements of the track of all haulage roads in mines shall be constructed, installed, and maintained in a manner consistent with speed and type of...


1. Surface overhead high-potential power lines shall be placed at least fifteen feet above the ground and twenty feet above driveways and haulageways. The power lines shall be installed...


1. Metal conduit and metallic coverings and armor of cables shall be grounded and shall be electrically continuous to afford a conductor path for the ground circuit. 2. Metallic frames,...


1. Each mine shall be provided with suitable firefighting equipment, adequate for the size of the mine and the type of operations conducted. 2. Underground storage places for highly...


1. All persons shall wear protective hats while underground and also while on the surface where falling objects may cause injury, except where conditions are such that the wearer would...


Whenever loss of life or serious personal injury shall occur by reason of any explosion or of any accident whatsoever, in or about any mine, it shall be the duty of the person having charge...

1. It is unlawful for any owner, agent or operator of any coal mine worked by shaft to employ or permit any person to work therein unless there are to every seam of coal worked in each mine...


1. The owner, agent or operator of every coal mine, whether operated by shaft, slope or drift, shall provide and maintain for every such mine a good and sufficient amount of ventilation for...


All coal mines generating explosive gas in which men are employed shall be examined every morning by a practical and duly authorized agent of the proprietor, to determine whether there are...


It shall be unlawful for any operator or agent of a coal mine to employ persons underground whose duties may involve contact with inflammable gases, or the handling of explosives, who have not...


It shall be unlawful for coal miners in any mine to charge a blasting hole with loose powder, or otherwise than with a properly constructed cartridge; and in dry and dusty mines, it shall...


Every owner, agent or operator of any coal mine in this state, employing five or more persons, violating any of the provisions of sections 293.210 to 293.240, shall be deemed guilty of...


1. All owners, agents or operators of coal mines shall require of all miners or other persons employed in and about a mine, using gun or blasting powder or other explosives, to have and keep...


No person, partnership or corporation, nor any agent of any such person, partnership or corporation, engaged in mining for coal, shall permit any blasting powder or any high explosive...


All blasting powder, or other high explosive, in excess of the temporary supply required in such mine as designated in section 293.270, shall be stored in a magazine, placed not less than...


No detonators or explosive caps shall be kept in the same magazine in a coal mine with any blasting powder or other high explosive. ...


No person, partnership or corporation, nor any agent of any such person, partnership or corporation engaged in mining as defined in section 293.270, shall permit any blasting powder or other...



Any person, partnership or corporation, or the agent of any such person, partnership or corporation, who shall violate any of the provisions of sections 293.270 to 293.300, shall be guilty of...


The owner, agent or operator of any coal mine shall provide that bore holes shall be kept twenty feet in advance of the face of each and every working place, and, if necessary, on both sides,...


The owner, agent or operator of every coal mine operated by shaft shall provide suitable means of signaling between the bottom and the top thereof, and shall also provide safe means of...


1. The owner, agent or operator of all coal mines employing twenty-five or more men, shall cause a competent person to be stationed at the top of the shaft, and a competent person to be...


No owner, agent or operator of any coal mine operated by shaft or slope shall place in charge of any engine whereby men are lowered into or hoisted out of the mines any but an...


1. Every owner or operator, or the agent of such owner or operator of any coal mine in this state, who shall employ twenty-five or more miners or mine laborers, where any mechanical device is...


The director of the division of mine inspection shall post up in some conspicuous place at the top of each coal mine visited and inspected by him, a plain statement of the conditions of such...


1. The owner, agent or operator of any coal mine in this state, employing five or more persons, if said mine is worked on the room and pillar plan, shall cause the work in such mine to...


1. The operator of every coal mine shall compile or have compiled a set of minimum standards for systematic roof control suitable to the roof conditions and mining system of his mine....


1. The operator of a coal mine shall not permit excessive accumulation of coal dust in any part of the mine. Where mining operations raise an excessive amount of dust, water or water with...


In coal mines welding and cutting with electricity or flame shall be restricted to places where trolley locomotives are permitted to operate. Where it is necessary to do welding and cutting...


1. In all coal mines, the miners shall be paid by weight, and the operator of every coal mine shall provide and hereafter maintain suitable and accurate scales, which scales shall be...


1. The division of mine inspection is the inspector of weights and measures at all coal mines in this state, and all inspectors thereof are authorized, empowered and directed to conduct...


The manner of weighing, as herein provided for, shall apply to the class of workers in mines known as loaders, engaged in mines wherein the mining is done by machinery, whenever the workmen...


1. On and after the passage and taking effect of this section all owners, lessees and operators of any coal mine in this state, the work of which is located below the surface of the...


Any person desiring to perform the work of a coal miner and for himself to conduct room, entry or other underground mining in coal mines of this state, shall, before being permitted to engage...


The director of the division of mine inspection and his assistants shall have the power, and it is hereby made their duty, to stop the operation of and close any coal mine or part thereof...


1. All persons or corporations engaged in or operating any coal mines in this state shall pay their employees once in every fifteen days in lawful money of the United States, and at no...


All employees of coal mines have, as security for work performed, a lien upon all property of the person owning, constructing or operating the mine, used in construction or operation,...


The provisions of sections 293.200 through 293.490 are applicable only to coal mines. ...


When any mine except a coal mine is so operated that, in the opinion of the mine inspector, there is imminent danger to the lives, health or safety of the miners or employees, the inspector...


No person is permitted to engage in underground mining operations, except coal mining, for himself or for another unless he is to be employed by an operator as a trainee or to work under...


1. No person is permitted to open up new mines or mining property, unless he has reported his intention to the director, together with such other pertinent information as the director may...


After a reasonable time has been allowed for drifting and development operations, the director may require that a noncoal mine operating through either a shaft, slope, or drift, have not less...


1. The operator of every underground mine except coal mines shall provide and maintain an air current sufficient to remove smoke and noxious gases and to insure the health and safety of...


The director or state mine inspectors are hereby authorized, empowered and directed to thoroughly inspect all underground excavations in all mines other than coal, as often as the director of...


The director of the division of mine inspection and the inspectors are hereby authorized, empowered and directed to thoroughly inspect all underground excavations in all mines other than...


1. When used in or about mines other than coal mines, explosives and detonators shall be stored in separate surface magazines reasonably bulletproof and adequately constructed of...


1. A qualified hoisting engineer shall be on duty continuously when men are underground at noncoal mines where men are transported by hoists. Hoists used for handling men shall be equipped...


When necessary in shaft sinking operations, the director of the division of mine inspection shall order crossheads attached to the rope for the purpose of guiding the descent or ascent of...


The provisions of sections 293.510 through 293.600 shall apply to all mines except coal mines. ...


1. The division of mine inspection, in addition to other duties provided by law, is authorized and directed to inspect at least once a year all caves in the state held open to the public, to...


The director shall make and publish necessary rules and regulations which shall become effective only on approval by the labor and industrial relations commission as provided in section...


1. The director shall appoint two coal mine inspectors and four noncoal mine inspectors, each of whom shall have had at least five years' experience and one year of practical mine safety...


The director and mine inspectors shall be allowed actual and necessary expenses including office and clerical expenses for the division which together with all salaries shall be paid out of...


1. Each mine in this state shall be examined by a mine inspector at least twice in every calendar year, and more frequently if it is deemed necessary or desirable in order to enforce...


1. Whenever the inspectors of mines receive a complaint in writing, signed by one or more persons, employed in a mine, or the certified collective bargaining agent of the employees, setting...


1. Any person may appeal to the circuit court of the county in which the mine is situated or to the circuit court of Cole County, at the option of appellant, from any order, rule, regulation...


Any person violating any provision of this chapter for which a punishment is not otherwise provided shall be adjudged guilty of a misdemeanor, and each violation shall be a separate offense. ...



The purpose of this chapter is to ensure that no child under sixteen years of age is employed in an occupation, or in a manner, that is hazardous or detrimental to the child's safety,...


It shall be the duty of the director of the division of labor standards within the department of labor and industrial relations to administer the laws of this chapter. ...


As used in this chapter, the following terms mean: (1) Child, an individual under sixteen years of age, unless otherwise specified; (2) Commission, the labor and industrial...


No child under fourteen years of age shall be employed or permitted to work at any occupation at any time; except as provided in this chapter. ...


1. For the purposes of this section, the following terms mean: (1) Employer, any person, firm or corporation employing or seeking to employ a child in the entertainment industry;...


A child may not be employed during the regular school term unless the child has been issued a work certificate or a work permit pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. ...


Work certificates shall permit (1) The employment of children between fourteen and sixteen years of age during nonschool hours during the school term; or (2) The employment of...


1. A child shall not be employed, permitted or suffered to work at any gainful employment for more than three hours per day in any school day, more than eight hours in any nonschool day, more...


A child under sixteen shall not be employed or permitted to work by any person, firm, or corporation in connection with: (1) Any power driven machinery, except lawn and garden machinery used...


No child under sixteen years of age shall be employed or permitted to work in any street occupation connected with peddling, begging, door-to-door selling or any activity pursued on or about...


The work certificates shall be issued and signed by or under the direction of the superintendent of public schools of the district in which the child resides. ...


A work certificate may be issued after the issuing officer is satisfied that the employment will serve the best interest of the child and, in the first instance, only upon application in person...


1. The work certificate shall show (1) The age, sex, place and date of birth and place of residence of the child; (2) The name and place of residence of the child's parent, guardian...


1. Whenever a child is granted a work certificate or work permit, the certificate or work permit shall be transmitted by the issuing officer to the employer of the child and a copy shall...


No fee shall be charged for a work certificate or work permit issued under the provisions of this chapter. The form of the work certificate shall be prepared by the state commissioner...


Upon the request of a child or of an employer who wishes to employ a child who represents his or her age to be sixteen years or more, the issuing officer upon the presentation of evidence of...


1. The director is charged with the enforcement of the provisions of this chapter and all other laws regulating the employment of children. The director is vested with the power and...


Every person, firm or corporation employing minors shall comply with all provisions of section 213.055, RSMo. ...


The presence of any child under sixteen years of age in any place where labor is employed shall be presumptive evidence that said child is employed therein. ...


Any person, firm or corporation violating the provisions of this chapter is guilty of a class C misdemeanor. ...


1. Any person, firm or corporation who violates any provision of this chapter shall in addition to the criminal violation in section 294.110 be civilly liable for damages of not less than...


1. There is hereby created in the state treasury a fund to be known as the Child Labor Enforcement Fund. All moneys awarded by any court for civil damages for violations of this chapter and...


The records of the division shall constitute prima facie evidence of the date of transmission of any notice, determination or other paper transmission pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. ...


1. Subject to the approval of the department director and the commission, the director shall have the power to adopt, amend or rescind any rules or regulations as are necessary to administer...



It is hereby declared to be the policy of the state that heat, light, power, sanitation, transportation, communication, and water are life essentials of the people; that the possibility of...


1. The term board shall mean the state board of mediation. 2. The term collective bargaining shall be understood to embody the philosophy of bargaining by employees through representatives...


1. Within thirty days after the effective date of this chapter the governor, by and with the advice and consent of the senate, shall appoint five competent persons to serve as a state board...


Each member of said board shall, before entering upon the duties of his office, take and subscribe an oath to support the Constitution of the United States and this state and to demean...


The chairman of the board shall devote his full time to his duties and shall have charge of the office of the board. He shall keep all records of the proceedings of the board, and shall...


The chairman of the board shall receive a salary in an amount to be determined by the director of the department of labor and industrial relations and within the limits of the appropriations...


1. The state board of mediation shall have power to employ and fix the compensation of conciliators and other assistants and to delegate to such assistants such powers as may be necessary to...


1. Upon receipt of notice of any labor dispute between parties subject to this chapter, the board shall require such parties to keep it advised as to the progress of negotiations therein. 2....


All collective bargaining labor agreements hereafter entered into between the management of a utility and its employees or any craft or class of employees shall be reduced to writing and...


1. In the case of all existing labor contracts, agreements or understandings which do not provide for at least a sixty-day notice of desired changes and which contracts, agreements...


Whenever, after the effective date of this chapter, a situation exists in any utility whereby employees are rendering services under terms and conditions which were not at the time this...


1. In the event that management of a utility and the representatives for collective bargaining purposes of any craft or group of employees of such utility shall not have reached and executed...


Parties may be heard either in person or by counsel as they may elect, and the panel shall give due notice of all hearings to the employee or employees or their representatives and the...


Representatives for the purposes of this chapter shall be designated by the respective parties without interference, influence or coercion by either party over the designation of...


Within five days after closing such hearings the panel shall file with the governor, in writing, a report setting forth a statement of the controversy, a resume of the evidence submitted to it...


1. In the event either management of the utility involved or the representatives of the employees for collective bargaining purposes shall fail or neglect to designate, as herein provided, such...


Compulsory arbitration, as provided in this chapter, shall not be effective in disputes where voluntary arbitration is a part of the contract between the disputing parties. In the event...


1. Should either the utility or its employees refuse to accept and abide by the recommendations made pursuant to the provisions of this chapter and as a result thereof the effective operation of...


The governor is authorized to prescribe the necessary rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of this chapter. ...


1. It shall be unlawful for any person, employee, or representative as defined in this chapter to call, incite, support or participate in any strike or concerted refusal to work for any utility...


No employee shall be required to render labor or service without his consent; nor shall anything in this chapter be construed to making the quitting of his labor or services by an...





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