Missouri Department of Labor
The state labor department calculates the minimum wage each year based on cost of living expenses as outlined in the Consumer Price Index.
The Missouri Department of Labor says the decision to give furloughed federal employees back pay for their time off has put Missouri in a state of uncertainty.
States around the country have seen a spike in unemployment claims since the beginning of the government shutdown and Missouri has adjusted its claims system just to keep up.
The Second Injury Fund provides payments to workers who are injured at work and, because of the combination of that injury with a prior injury become partially or totally permanently disabled.