Missouri Employment Law Update – June 2017

Reemployment Rights for Member of National Guard of Another State

On June 14, 2017, Missouri Governor Eric Greitens signed legislation (S.B. 108) guaranteeing state and federal reemployment rights to the following Missouri employees upon return from duty:

  • A member of the National Guard of another state called to active state duty for that state.
  • A member of any reserve component of the U.S. Armed Forces called to active duty.

The law is effective August 28, 2017.

Read MO S.B. 108

Union-Only Project Labor Agreements Prohibited and Drug Testing Permitted in State Contracts

On May 30, 2017, Missouri Governor Eric Greitens signed legislation (S.B. 182) that prohibits union-only project labor agreements with the state. The law also prohibits the state from discriminating against, encouraging, or giving preferential treatment to bidders, offerors, contractors, or subcontractors for:

  • Entering or refusing to enter agreements with one or more labor organizations on the same or related construction projects.
  • Remaining or refusing to remain signatory with one or more labor organizations on the same or related construction projects.

However, under the new legislation, the state is not prohibited from requiring bidders, offerors, contractors, or subcontractors, as a condition of receiving work or submitting a bid, to test their workers and employees for the presence of illegal drugs.

The law is effective August 28, 2017.

Read MO S.B. 182


Source: Think HR Blog & Updates