News Feed: Department of Labor & Industrial Relations /news-rss?filter=labor News Feed: Department of Labor & Industrial Relations Thu, 24 Jan 2019 00:49:01 +0000 en-us Taylor Burks Named Division of Labor Standards Director 22066 at 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 21986 at 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 21871 at 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. Missouri Joins Multi-State Suspicious Actor Repository Project to Prevent Fraud and Identity Theft 21481 at 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 20006 at 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 19866 at 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 18961 at 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 18401 at 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 18231 at 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.  Missouri Minimum Wage Rate Set for 2018 17396 at 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.