Labor Law Updates

Tennessee’s Worker’s Compensation labor law poster now has new information regarding employees in specific fields of work who are required to have insurance.

Construction industry workers now must have compensation insurance, unless specially exempted. The former requirement, however, that all contractors in construction with

A new website has also been added to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development poster.

Missouri has added new information to their Minimum Wage labor law poster concerning the procedure to adjust minimum wage.

The minimum wage poster, required by the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, states that the current 2012 minimum wage is $7.25. It may, however, go up on January 1, 2013 should there be an increase in the Consumer Price Index (to learn more, visit http://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpifaq.htm).

It also indicates that Missouri’s minimum wage will not drop next year, since state minimum wage cannot dip below the federal minimum wage, which is currently $7.25.

The new poster no longer has the passage which stated that the Division of Labor Standards would respond to complaints about any minimum wage issues only if filed by an affected employee.

Finally, the poster now includes the new Department of Labor and Industrial Relations website.