MO.gov News Feed: Department of Labor & Industrial Relations /news-rss?filter=labor MO.gov News Feed: Department of Labor & Industrial Relations Sun, 19 May 2019 19:06:27 +0000 en-us Division of Workers' Compensation Expands the Use of Box Account to Save Missouri Businesses' Time and Money https://labor.mo.gov/news/press-releases/division-workers-compensation-expands-use-box-account-save-missouri-businesses 23531 at https://labor.mo.gov Wed, 15 May 2019 13:44:59 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY, MO -- The Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) continues to expand the use of Box Account, a virtual mailbox, to achieve efficiencies for its external stakeholders. The Attorney General’s Labor Unit recently began using Box to file Answers to Workers’ Compensation Claims filed by injured state employees. Department of Labor Hosts Annual Missouri Workers' Memorial Day Ceremony https://labor.mo.gov/news/press-releases/department-labor-hosts-annual-missouri-workers-memorial-day-ceremony 23466 at https://labor.mo.gov Wed, 01 May 2019 09:50:01 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY, MO -- The Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, along with members of the 100th General Assembly, honored the 111 individuals that lost their lives in the workplace during 2018 at the annual Missouri Workers' Memorial Day Ceremony today. Nasreen Esmail, Division of Workers' Compensation, to be Honored at the 2019 Women's Justice Awards Ceremony https://labor.mo.gov/news/press-releases/nasreen-esmail-division-workers-compensation-be-honored-2019-womens-justice 23456 at https://labor.mo.gov Wed, 01 May 2019 09:48:31 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY, MO -- Nasreen Esmail, Missouri Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) Chief Legal Counsel/Deputy Division Director, will be honored as a 2019 Missouri Lawyers Media Women’s Justice Award recipient on Thursday, April 25 at The Four Seasons Hotel in St. Louis. The award recognizes women in public service who have demonstrated leadership, integrity, service, sacrifice and accomplishment in improving the quality of justice and exemplifying the highest ideals of the legal profession. Missouri's Unemployment Benefit Accuracy Listed Among Top Performers in National Peer Review https://labor.mo.gov/news/press-releases/missouris-unemployment-benefit-accuracy-listed-among-top-performers-national 23426 at https://labor.mo.gov Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:51:43 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY, MO -- The Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations Division of Employment Security (DES) scored among the top performing states in March at the National Benefits Accuracy Measurement Peer Review conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. The Peer Review evaluated the accuracy of Missouri’s paid unemployment claims. Division of Employment Security Launches Mobile Friendly Version of Unemployment Data System https://labor.mo.gov/news/press-releases/division-employment-security-launches-mobile-friendly-version-unemployment-data 23411 at https://labor.mo.gov Wed, 17 Apr 2019 15:37:25 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY, MO -- Filing an unemployment claim or even paying unemployment taxes on the go just got easier. The Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations Division of Employment Security (DES) recently released a mobile-friendly version of UInteract, the Division’s complete unemployment insurance online system. Labor and Industrial Relations Commission Drastically Reduces Unemployment Case Resolution Times https://labor.mo.gov/news/press-releases/labor-and-industrial-relations-commission-drastically-reduces-unemployment-case 23136 at https://labor.mo.gov Thu, 14 Mar 2019 08:29:00 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY, MO -- The Labor and Industrial Relations Commission (LIRC) has drastically reduced the average time it takes to resolve unemployment appeals from employers and workers. Ninety-five percent of cases are now completed within 40 days of reaching the Commission. Department of Labor Bestows Ozark Stave, Inc. with Prestigious SHARP Award https://labor.mo.gov/news/press-releases/department-labor-bestows-ozark-stave-inc-prestigious-sharp-award 22316 at https://labor.mo.gov Thu, 28 Feb 2019 11:23:20 +0000 Pierce City, MO –  The Missouri Department of Labor’s On-Site Safety and Health Consultation Program announced Ozark Stave Inc. as the newest member of the state’s Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP). “The SHARP program is dedicated to promoting a culture of safety for our workers at Missouri businesses,” said Anna Hui, Director of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. “We congratulate the team at Ozark Stave’s Pierce City location for achieving their workplace safety goals and joining an elite group of Missouri businesses.” Taylor Burks Named Division of Labor Standards Director https://labor.mo.gov/news/press-releases/taylor-burks-named-division-labor-standards-director 22066 at https://labor.mo.gov Mon, 31 Dec 2018 14:47:45 +0000 Jefferson City, MO – Anna S. Hui, Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations Director today announced Taylor Burks will serve as the next Division of Labor Standards Director. “Taylor joins our team with great experience and qualifications and will be a tremendous asset to the Division of Labor Standards,” said Hui. “He brings a depth of executive, operational, and personnel leadership knowledge, and I look forward to working with him in this position.” Lower Unemployment Leads to Millions of Dollars in Reduced Taxes for Missouri Businesses https://labor.mo.gov/news/press-releases/lower-unemployment-leads-millions-dollars-reduced-taxes-missouri-businesses 21986 at https://labor.mo.gov Thu, 20 Dec 2018 15:49:43 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY, MO -- For the second year in a row, thousands of Missouri’s employers will see a reduction in their unemployment insurance (UI) taxes due to a decrease in Missouri’s UI taxable wage base (TWB). For Missouri employers the TWB will decrease $500 as of January 1, 2019, from $12,500 to $12,000. Minimum Wage Rate Set for Private Employers for 2019 https://labor.mo.gov/news/press-releases/minimum-wage-rate-set-private-employers-2019 21871 at https://labor.mo.gov Mon, 26 Nov 2018 11:55:09 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY, MO – The Missouri Department of Labor announces the state minimum wage rate for 2019 has been established, according to state law, at $8.60, effective January 1, 2019.