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SHARPBeehler Corporation is among Best in Workplace Safety - March 6, 2014
The Missouri Department of Labor’s On-Site Safety and Health Consultation Program is pleased to announce Beehler Corporation as the newest member of Missouri’s Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP). Read more...

 

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Labor LinkMarch Labor Link - March 6, 2014
This newsletter highlights events and programs offered through the Missouri Department of Labor. Read more...

 

 

 

Labor LinkFebruary Labor Link - February 5, 2014
This newsletter highlights events and programs offered through the Missouri Department of Labor. Read more...

 

 

 

Labor LinkJanuary Labor Link - January 2, 2014
This newsletter highlights events and programs offered through the Missouri Department of Labor. Read more...

 

 

 

Labor LinkDecember Labor Link - December 16, 2013
This newsletter highlights events and programs offered through the Missouri Department of Labor. Read more...

 

 

 

Labor LinkNovember Labor Link - November 15, 2013
This newsletter highlights events and programs offered through the Missouri Department of Labor. Read more...

 

 

 

2014 Missouri Minimum Wage Rate SetMissouri Minimum Wage Rate Set - November 8, 2013
The Missouri Department of Labor announces the state minimum wage rate for 2014 has been established, according to state law, at $7.50, effective January 1. Read more...

 

 

 

September Labor LinkOctober Labor Link - October 15, 2013
This newsletter highlights events and programs offered through the Missouri Department of Labor. Read more...

 

 

 

September Labor LinkOctober Diversity Spotlight: National Disability Employment Awareness Month - October 1, 2013
In October, we recognize the significant contributions that persons with disabilities make in the workplace as part of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Read more...

 

September Labor LinkSeptember Labor Link - September 16, 2013
This newsletter highlights events and programs offered through the Missouri Department of Labor. Read more...

 

 

 

Hispanic Heritage MonthSeptember Diversity Spotlight: Hispanic Heritage Month - September 2, 2013
The contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans are recognized annually in the United States during National Hispanic Heritage Month, from September 15 to October 15. READ MORE...

August Labor LinkAugust Labor Link - August 16, 2013
Back to School

This issue features the acceptable work hours for youth during the school year, a scholarship opportunity for youth whose parents have been injured or lost their life on the job, and what actions can be taken in the event of discriminatory bullying. Read more...

Woman's Suffrage paradeAugust Diversity Spotlight: Women's Equality Day - August 5, 2013
Each year America celebrates Women's Equality Day to commemorate the certification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution on August 26, 1920, granting women the right to vote after nearly 100 years of struggle. READ MORE...

July Labor LinkJuly Labor Link - July 23, 2013
Serving and Protecting the Show-Me State

This month’s issue highlights the Department receiving a national award for an innovative solution to hazard education, a recap of the Department’s Workers’ Compensation Conference, and the many services the Department offers in the Worker Protection Center. Read more...

DLS Receives OSCAR awardMissouri Department of Labor Received National Recognition for its Workplace Safety Efforts -
July 9, 2013

The Missouri Department of Labor’s Division of Labor Standards received a national award from OSHA for the creation of the mobile Hazard Lab training exhibit.. Read more...

This Week in LaborThis Week in Labor - July 8-14 - July 8, 2013
This week in Labor subjects are: MALMC Kicks Off Sunday, July 14, Celebrating Our Independence, Training Sessions in Safety & Health, and Livestock Safety Tips. Watch...


This Week in LaborJuly Diversity Spotlight: All People/Freedom (Independence Day) - July 1, 2013
Independence Day, first established as a federal holiday in 1870, and the month of July marks the birth of our Nation and a time to celebrate the rights and liberties enjoyed by all people of this great land. Read more...

 

This Week in LaborJune Labor Link - June 18, 2013
Show-Me Farm Safety!
With planting and hay season in full swing, this issue highlights tractor and implement safety, lawn mower safety, and a preview of our exhibit at the Missouri State Fair this year!. Read more...


This Week in LaborJune Diversity Spotlight: Juneteenth - June 4, 2013
The cessation of slavery in the United States is observed on June 19, or Juneteenth.  The observance of Juneteenth had its beginnings in 1865 Galveston, Texas, with the arrival of Union soldiers armed with the good news of freedom. Read more...

 

This Week in LaborMountain View Co. Marks Milestone in Workplace Safety - May 24, 2013
The Labor Department’s On-Site Safety and Health Consultation Program is pleased to announce that Smith Flooring in Mountain View, Missouri has earned the distinction of maintaining its membership with the Missouri’s Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) for five consecutive years. Read more...

Tax TimeMay Labor Link - May 16, 2013
Summer Construction Check-Off List!
This month’s issue features the latest in compliance for working on public works projects, worker rights after being injured on the job, and basic employer insurance responsibilities. Read more...


This Week in LaborLabor Celebrates Mine Safety with Award Ceremony - May 3, 2013
The Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations’ Mine and Cave Safety and Health Program partnered with the Missouri Mine Safety Association to recognize Missouri mining companies, smelting companies, and contracting companies, who have made a prominent effort to put safety first in the workplace. Read more...

This Week in LaborMay Diversity Spotlight: Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month/Older Americans Month - March 3, 2013
Unleash the Power of Age is the theme for this year's Older Americans Month, previously known as “Senior Citizens Month” when established in 1963 by President John F. Kennedy. Read more...

 

 

 

Protecting and Remembering MO's WOrkforceApril Labor Link - April 19, 2013
Protecting and Remembering MO's Workforce
Every year in April, workplace health and safety advocates all over the world focus on the issue of improving workers' health and safety. Read more...

 


Fair Housing MonthApril Diversity Spotlight: Fair Housing Month - April 4, 2013
Each year in April we commemorate the 1968 passage of the federal Fair Housing Act, which prohibits discrimination in housing, by celebrating Fair Housing Month. Read more...

 


Tax TimeMarch Labor Link - March 15, 2013
A Salute to Missouri Women!
In 1987, March was designated as Women's History Month to celebrate the achievements and contributions that women have made to the country. This issue highlights several women who paved the way in the Missouri Labor Department. Read more...

This Week in LaborMissouri On-site Safety and Health Consultation Program Takes "Hazard Lab" on the Road - March 14, 2013
The Missouri Safety and Health Consultation Program wanted to educate small employers and workers about identifying safety and health hazards in the workplace. The idea was to develop a "Hazard Lab," where actual hazards would be put on display and attendees of the training would be invited to walk through the lab to identify them. Read more...

This Week in LaborMarch Diversity Spotlight: Women's History - March 1, 2013
The National Women’s History Project petitioned Congress in 1987 to expand the observance of “Women’s History Week” as established in 1981 to include the entire month of March. Read more...

 



Tax TimeFebruary Labor Link - February 15, 2013
Tax Season!
This issue highlights how to make submitting unemployment insurance benefits tax forms easier, keep unemployment tax rates low for businesses, and keep workers’ compensation rates low while making sure your employees are safe. Read more...


Former Slave reads the Emancipation ProclamationFebruary Diversity Spotlight - February 4, 2013
Black History Month
This year’s theme is At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington. READ MORE...

 

 

A Resolution for EfficiencyJanuary 2013 Labor Link - January 17, 2013
What's NEW in 2013?
As the New Year gets underway, the Department is putting new programs and services into action to help meet the needs of Missouri’s workforce. This issue highlights the new minimum wage law, a new online wage survey, and a new intensive reemployment program. Read more...

Dr. Alisa WarrenMLK Commission to Honor Human Rights Executive Director - January 11, 2013
Dr. Alisa Warren, Executive Director of the Commission on Human Rights of the Missouri Department of Labor, will receive the 2013 Humanitarian Award from the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. State Celebration Commission. Read more...

 

Martin Luther King, JrJanuary Diversity Spotlight - January 2013
A Dream that Continues Today
In January, our nation recognizes the birthday of one of the most visible advocates of nonviolent direct action for social change, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Read more...