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Mo. Minimum Hourly Wage Increasing to $7.50 in 2014

The state labor department calculates the minimum wage each year based on cost of living expenses as outlined in the Consumer Price Index.


The dome shines brightly on the Missouri State Capitol as the sun begins to set in Jefferson City, Missouri. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Confusion in Mo. Over Federal Employee Pay Situation

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.



Mo. Unemployment Claims Jump 10.5 Percent After Government Shutdown

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.



Second Injury Fund Poses Multi-Million Dollar Liability

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.


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