MO.gov News Feed: Department of Labor & Industrial Relations /news-rss?filter=labor MO.gov News Feed: Department of Labor & Industrial Relations Mon, 22 Oct 2018 14:50:30 +0000 en-us Missouri Joins Multi-State Suspicious Actor Repository Project to Prevent Fraud and Identity Theft https://labor.mo.gov/news/press-releases/missouri-joins-multi-state-suspicious-actor-repository-project-prevent-fraud-and 21481 at https://labor.mo.gov Wed, 17 Oct 2018 14:46:01 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations’ Division of Employment Security (DES) has joined a multi-state data analysis project to prevent unemployment insurance (UI) fraud and address identify theft.  The Suspicious Actor Repository (SAR) allows Missouri to cross-match UI claims against a larger database of information and identify potentially fraudulent activity for further investigation. This new weapon against potentially fraudulent activity will allow DES staff to pinpoint more likely threats. Missouri Department of Labor Launches New Web Portal to Promote Workplace Safety & Health https://labor.mo.gov/news/press-releases/missouri-department-labor-launches-new-web-portal-promote-workplace-safety 20006 at https://labor.mo.gov Thu, 06 Sep 2018 19:01:53 +0000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  September 6, 2018 The Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DOLIR) Division of Labor Standards (DLS) has launched a new tool that will give Missouri businesses faster access to resources that help them develop safer and healthier workplaces while saving money on lost time and workers’ compensation insurance costs. McGinnis Wood Products Highlighted as Part of Labor Day Weekend https://labor.mo.gov/news/press-releases/mcginnis-wood-products-highlighted-part-labor-day-weekend 19866 at https://labor.mo.gov Mon, 03 Sep 2018 15:53:47 +0000 CUBA, Mo. – Missouri has celebrated Labor Day for over 100 years by recognizing the contributions made by working men and women to our state and local communities. In honor of this year’s Labor Day, the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DOLIR) is highlighting a Missouri business that has made safety their top priority and spread that vision to their employees. Public Sector Unionization Process Gets a Digital Upgrade https://labor.mo.gov/news/press-releases/public-sector-unionization-process-gets-digital-upgrade 18961 at https://labor.mo.gov Wed, 25 Jul 2018 09:53:08 +0000 Jefferson City, MO -- A new online tool is saving tax dollars and making it easier for voters in elections that decide whether to change public sector collective bargaining representatives. Public entities, such as fire and school districts, can now file electronic ballots with the Missouri Department of labor and Industrial Relations (Department) State Board of Mediation (Board) in elections to determine union representation.  Farm Safety Initiative Kickoff Event Reinforces Partnerships Among Safety Groups Across the Country https://labor.mo.gov/news/press-releases/farm-safety-initiative-kickoff-event-reinforces-partnerships-among-safety-groups 18401 at https://labor.mo.gov Mon, 30 Apr 2018 16:25:05 +0000 ADRIAN, MO – On a cold, windy, and out-of-character April afternoon in western Missouri, leaders from several federal and state agencies and organizations, bundled in winter coats, gathered to pledge their dedication to one of the agriculture industry’s deadliest topics. “Too many workers lose their lives in preventable grain engulfments every year,” said Loren Sweatt, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. “According to the latest data available, there were 29 engulfments in 2016. A 21-percent increase from 2015.” Cross-Training Leads to Faster Help for Missouri's Unemployed https://labor.mo.gov/news/press-releases/cross-training-leads-faster-help-missouris-unemployed 18231 at https://labor.mo.gov Wed, 28 Mar 2018 11:20:56 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY, MO -- Spring arrives and Missouri begins to shake off the cold, but the seasonal change brings about a different hope for the thousands of Missourians who work seasonal, outdoor jobs that have been without employment during the winter months.  2017 Missouri Human Rights Award Winners Announced https://labor.mo.gov/news/press-releases/2017-missouri-human-rights-award-winners-announced 17406 at https://labor.mo.gov Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:08:04 +0000 Jefferson City, MO - Three Missourians and one local human rights commission are being honored this year by the Missouri Commission on Human Rights for their continual advocacy for the advancement of human rights. Missouri Minimum Wage Rate Set for 2018 https://labor.mo.gov/news/press-releases/missouri-minimum-wage-rate-set-2018 17396 at https://labor.mo.gov Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:04:44 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Department of Labor announces the state minimum wage rate for 2018 has been established, according to state law, at $7.85, effective January 1. Missouri Department of Labor Promotes Worker’s Safety Initiatives in Celebration of Labor Day https://labor.mo.gov/news/press-releases/missouri-department-labor-promotes-worker%E2%80%99s-safety-initiatives-celebration 16931 at https://labor.mo.gov Thu, 31 Aug 2017 08:57:00 +0000 Jefferson City, MO - Missouri has celebrated Labor Day for over 100 years by recognizing the contributions made by working men and women to our state and local communities. In honor of this year’s Labor Day, the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DOLIR) is focusing on ensuring safe workplaces for every Missourian. Public Hearing Today in St. Louis to Focus on Rule Review https://labor.mo.gov/news/press-releases/public-hearing-today-st-louis-focus-rule-review 16896 at https://labor.mo.gov Thu, 24 Aug 2017 09:03:50 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Department of Labor & Industrial Relations will hold a public hearing at 1 p.m. on August 24 at 111 N. Seventh St., St. Louis, MO to allow taxpayers, citizens, businesses and customers of the department to talk directly to Department leadership to help alleviate the burden of state government red tape on citizens and growing businesses.