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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 –…
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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…
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EPA Approves Missouri Lake Nutrient Water Quality Standards

On December 14, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) gave approval to Missouri’s revised lake nutrient water quality criteria applicable to lakes ten acres or larger. The Missouri Clean Water Commission adopted the revised criteria on January 4, 2018. Pursuant to a federal consent decree with the Missouri Coalition for the Environment, EPA was required to approve Missouri’s criteria…
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Change to Missouri Employment Law Does Not Apply Retroactively

On Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 the Western District Court of Appeals held that amendments to Missouri’s employment discrimination laws do not apply to cases that arose before August 28, 2017. In 2017, Missouri’s legislature passed a bill changing several provisions of Missouri’s employment discrimination law, commonly referred to as the Missouri Human Rights Act (MHRA). One of those provisions changed…
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