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Are you an at-will employee?

Your worst fear may be to be fired from your job in Kansas City. Yet you likely hold on to the assumption that your employer cannot fire you without for no reason. Is that true? Missouri, like most states, follows the principle of "at-will employment," which basically allows companies to fire employees for any reason (except an illegal one) or no reason at all. Furthermore, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures, the at-will presumption allows companies to alter the terms of employment, including cutting wages, reducing paid leave or terminating benefits. After having read this, you likely have one question: Am I an at-will employee? 

Detailing your right to overtime pay

Typically, the issue of working overtime in Kansas City may not present that big of a problem considering that working beyond your standard budgeted hours means that you will earn some form of wage incentive. Unfortunately, several of the past clients that we here at Thornberry Brown, LLC have worked with have shared the same assumption, only to later discover that they are paid their normal wages for their extra work. Those who have experienced such a situation usually always have the same question: can an employer do this?

New bill makes critics fear wage theft

Employees across Missouri and the country could have changes coming to overtime policies. According to NJ.com, a bill passed by the U.S. House called the Working Families Flexibility Act would change overtime rules to allow a private sector employee to choose between a time-and-a-half overtime wage or time off. Rather than earning extra money, employees could earn extra compensatory time off--1.5 hours of time off for every hour of overtime worked. Employees would also be given the option to change their minds later and be paid out the regular 1.5 times of their hourly rate. This would apply only to overtime hours, or those that are more than 40 hours in one workweek. 

Are empoyers obligated to provide nursing breaks?

If you are a nursing mother in Kansas City, you should know that your employer is obligated to offer breaks based on federal law. Failure to do so is a significant breach of prevailing wage and hour laws, and can subsequently land your employer in hot water from a legal perspective.

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