Illinois Judge Rules in Favor of Lawmakers Seeking PayA Cook County judge ruled Thursday that Illinois lawmakers must be paid on time despite their failure to pass a budget.
Missouri Prisons Head Orders Change After Harassment ClaimsA policy change that follows claims of harassments of prison employees and millions of dollars in legal payouts by the state.
Ill. GOP Measure Would Pay State Workers - Budget or NotThe issue arose when Democrat Attorney General Lisa Madigan sought an order to stop paychecks because there's no budgetary authority to issue them.
Local Business Owner Speaks on St. Louis' Minimum Wage HikeCrown Candy Kitchen owner Andy Karandzieff says some are suggesting he raise prices to pay employees more.
Governor Greitens Announces New Jobs with Smith and WessonSmith and Wesson is investing in a 500,000 square foot facility in the Columbia area - bringing 325 jobs.
Bill Would Mandate E-verify Checks for Missouri BusinessesCurrent state law requires businesses with government contracts, tax breaks or grants to use the free E-verify progra
Democrats Ask Greitens to Allow Expanded Family LeaveThe governor supports family leave for state employees and the administration is reviewing the proposed rule changes.
Illinois AG to Appeal Denial of Request to Halt Worker PayAttorney General Lisa Madigan said she will appeal the judge's ruling, noting the state's constitution requires an enacted appropriation for state spending.
Missouri Spending $415,000 on Capitol Security ImprovementsThe security improvements were initiated by Gov.-elect Eric Greitens, who takes office Monday.
Medical Group Requires Up-Front Fees From Illinois WorkersIn addition to OCI's requirement for half the bill up front, the medical group's form adds that the surgery will be canceled should the patient not pay the amount.
Pay to Rise for Millions as 19 States Increase Minimum WageIt will be a happy New Year indeed for millions of the lowest-paid U.S. workers.
John Deere to Pay $275K in Whistleblower SettlementThe agreement resolves a lawsuit filed last year in federal court in central Illinois under the anti-retaliation provision of the Occupational Safety and Health Act.