Gov. Nixon Target of Discrimination LawsuitThe lawsuit originates from the firing of Gracia Backer from her job at the Missouri Department of Labor in 2013.
Mo. Minimum Hourly Wage Increasing to $7.50 in 2014The state labor department calculates the minimum wage each year based on cost of living expenses as outlined in the Consumer Price Index.
Confusion in Mo. Over Federal Employee Pay SituationThe 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.
Mo. Unemployment Claims Jump 10.5 Percent After Government ShutdownStates 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.
Second Injury Fund Poses Multi-Million Dollar LiabilityThe 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.

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