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So, You’ve Been Ordered to Pay or Receive Child Support?

Many people either pay or receive child support. In a perfect world, the party who is ordered to pay child support would pay the exact full amount on time each month. However, that is sometimes not the case, so it is important to know your options and/or the consequences of your actions in the following scenarios regarding payment and receipt…
By |July 27, 2020|News|

The Controversial Trend of Making Vaccinations Mandatory for Health Care Workers

Currently, one of the most controversial directives from health care institutions, such as hospitals and nursing homes, to their health care employees is a mandatory vaccination requirement. Employers see this requirement as a way to keep their patients seeking treatment safer by requiring those treating them to be vaccinated. This requirement also can help keep the health care employees safe…
By |July 27, 2020|News|

Five Things to Do Before Meeting With an Attorney

If you have never met with an attorney before, it can be a nerve-racking experience. It can be difficult to know what to do to prepare for your meeting. Here are five things attorneys want their clients to do before their first meeting. Following these first steps can help to make that initial meeting easier. Provide the Attorney with Names…
By |July 27, 2020|News|

Congress Exempts Livestock Farms from Reporting Air Emissions

On March 23, 2018, the president signed into law the “Fair Agricultural Reporting Method Act” that exempts the reporting of “air emissions from animal waste at a farm” under CERCLA. For several years agricultural groups have been asking Congress to enact this exemption to reverse a court decision that required livestock emission reporting. A 2011 court case invalidated a 2008…
By |July 27, 2020|News|

LDPS

What happens if the order of death among family members becomes unexpected? More precisely, what happens if a beneficiary of a nonprobate transfer under a beneficiary deed drafted pursuant to the Nonprobate Transfers Law of Missouri does not survive the owner of the real property? Who receives the real property when the owner dies under those circumstances? Bill and Jane…
By |July 27, 2020|News|

What To Do When The Department Of Labor Is Coming For An Audit

Whenever an employer receives notice that the federal Department of Labor (“DOL”) will be conducting a back wage audit of the employer’s payroll and time records, there are certain steps an employer should do to help lower its liability and ensure compliance with state and federal wage and hour laws. Employers can: Contact an employment attorney experienced in DOL audits…
By |July 27, 2020|News|

When are Prenuptial Agreements Valid?

What is a prenuptial agreement, and what impact does it have? When will a court enforce a prenuptial agreement? Prenuptial agreements (also sometimes called a “prenup” or an antenuptial agreement) are a type of contract entered into between two people before they get married. These agreements often address the treatment of future earnings, maintenance (aka alimony), and how assets are…
By |July 27, 2020|News|

Judge Dismisses Missouri Coalition for the Environment Challenge of Clean Water Commission Statute

On November 1, 2018, the Circuit Court of Cole County entered a judgment dismissing the Missouri Coalition for the Environment’s challenge of a state law describing how members of the Missouri Clean Water Commission are chosen and who they represent. The Missouri Coalition for the Environment filed a lawsuit against the State of Missouri alleging that House Bill 1713 (2016)…
By |July 27, 2020|News|

Can Non-Renewal of an Employment Contract Give Rise to an Employment Discrimination Action?

Recently, former Cleveland Cavaliers Assistant Coach Jim Boylan sued the team for age discrimination. Boylan, who was 63, filed suit after the Cavaliers declined to renew Boylan’s employment contract with the team for the 2018-2019 season. According to Boylan’s complaint, available here, Boylan was informed his employment would end via a voicemail from then-Head Coach Tyronn Lue. Boylan’s lawsuit –…
By |July 27, 2020|News|

When do Injuries Arise “Out of and In the Course of Employment”?

When do injuries arise “out of and in the course of employment”? Missouri’s Worker’s Compensation Law addresses a common and unfortunate situation: injuries to workers related to their employment. Among several other requirements, the law defines “injury” as “an injury which has arisen out of and in the course of employment.” The provisions of Missouri’s Worker’s Compensation Law are exclusionary—unless…
By |July 27, 2020|News|

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