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  1. Prevailing Wage 

    1. Should overtime be defined as work over 40 hours in a 7 day time period?
    2. How long can an entry-level or on-the-job trainee be paid the 50% journeyman rate? What is the criteria to track the hours of progression for when these trainees should be paid the full journeyman rate?
    3. As a contractor, how do I obtain a copy of the prevailing wage rate for a specific project?
    4. Section 292.675 requires 10-hour safety training stipulations in all public works contracts. Does Section 290.230(5) (that exempts public works projects valued below $75,000) have any impact on this requirement for training?
    5. Can contractors take credit for the fringes they pay on behalf of their employees if they pay prevailing wages? What about if they pay the public works contracting minimum wage (PWCMW)?
  2. State Board of Mediation & Petitions 

    1. What is the process for filing a petition?
    2. Who can file a representation petition?
    3. What is a "Showing of Interest"?
    4. When is the proper time to file a petition?
    5. Do showing of interest cards expire?
  3. Workplace Safety/On-Site Consultation 

    1. Is there a charge for the consultation visit?
    2. Who should sign the Application for Consultation Service?
    3. When will I receive my consultation visit?
    4. What is an imminent danger condition, a serious or other-than-serious hazard?
    5. How much time do I have to correct Imminent Danger Conditions and hazards?
  4. Wages, Hours & Dismissal Rights 

    1. When does overtime come into effect?
    2. What is the minimum wage?
    3. Are breaks or lunch periods required?
    4. Are benefits such as vacation, sick leave, and health insurance required?
    5. If an employee is terminated when are his or her final wages due?
  5. Minimum Wage 

    1. What is the minimum wage rate in Missouri?
    2. Can an employer pay an individual under 20 years of age less than the applicable minimum wage rate?
    3. What amount must an employer pay a tipped employee?
    4. What amount must an employer pay a tipped employee for hours worked over 40 in a workweek?
    5. Is there any exemption for the small business employer so I will not have to pay the Minimum Wage?
  6. Discrimination 

    1. I was hired for a position and when I reported to work, I was told that they had changed their mind. Is there anything I can do?
    2. Can my employer fire me for missing work even if I have a doctor′s excuse?
    3. My boss is treating me differently than other employees. I am constantly being yelled at, criticized and harassed. Is there anything you can do?
    4. I hurt my back. Doesn′t my employer have to provide me with an accommodation?
    5. I filed a complaint with the EEOC or with HUD. Do I have to file one with MCHR too?
  7. Mine & Cave Safety 

    1. Where can I get mine safety training materials and forms?
    2. I am a contractor. Do I need training?
    3. What does Mine Safety and Health Training cost?
    4. I am a contractor for surface and underground mines. What type of training must I have?
    5. How many hours of training must I provide to a new mine employee?
  8. Tort Victims 

    1. What is the purpose of the Tort Victims′ Compensation Fund?
    2. How do I file a claim against the Victims′ Compensation Fund?
    3. Do I need an attorney?
    4. When should I file a claim?
    5. Who is eligible to make a claim?
  9. Appeals/Objections to the Labor Commission 

    1. Where can I find the statutes that pertain to the Commission?
    2. Where can I find the rules and regulations pertaining to the Commission?
    3. Who are the members of the Commission?
    4. How is timeliness determined in filings before the Commission?
    5. Where does the Commission hear oral arguments?
  10. Workers' Compensation - Fraud and Non-Compliance 

    1. I have business locations in Missouri and Kansas. The Missouri location has 3 employees and the Kansas location has 5. I was informed that I didn′t have to have Missouri workers′ compensation insurance because I only have three employees. Is that correct?
    2. I am working for a company out of the state of Texas. A company representative told me the company has workers′ compensation insurance with Texas Mutual Insurance. Will this cover me in Missouri?
    3. I am representing a client who the insurance company is stonewalling. I can′t seem to get them to negotiate a settlement. If I file a complaint with the Fraud and Noncompliance Unit and the matter is then resolved, can I withdraw my complaint?
    4. I was looking at my pay stub and realized my employer is deducting money for workers′ compensation insurance. Can they do that?
    5. I was hurt at work and informed my supervisor about the injury. The supervisor refuses to file an injury report. Can the supervisor do this?
  11. Workers' Compensation - Insurance 

    1. What is workers′ compensation insurance?
    2. Does an employer have to carry workers′ compensation insurance?
    3. What are the penalties under the new law for workers′ compensation fraud?
    4. How do I obtain coverage?
    5. How is workers′ compensation insurance priced?
  12. Workers' Compensation - Medical Care 

    1. Why can't I choose my own doctor?
    2. Why do I have to travel so far for my medical treatment?
    3. What if I am unhappy with my medical treatment?
    4. What if my medical bills don't get paid?
    5. What if the insurance company just refuses to provide medical treatment?
  13. Workers' Compensation - Proof of Coverage 

    1. Who is required to carry workers′ compensation insurance coverage?
    2. How do I know if I am in the construction industry?
    3. What are the workers′ compensation provisions that apply to a limited liability company?
    4. My company is a limited liability company, are the LLC members covered?
    5. Does workers′ compensation cover my family members?
  14. Workers' Compensation - Second Injury Fund 

    1. How do I know if I am eligible for Physical Rehabilitation Benefits from the Second Injury Fund?
    2. How are the rehabilitation benefit amounts calculated?
    3. What is the maximum number of weeks allowed for this benefit?
    4. How much money will I receive if I qualify for this benefit?
    5. How often do checks for the rehabilitation benefit get mailed?
  15. Workers' Compensation - Vocational Rehabilitation 

    1. What type of injuries might qualify for vocational rehabilitation?
    2. How are injured employees identified?
    3. How long does the plan cover?
    4. What does it cost?
    5. Will temporary total disability (TTD) or temporary partial disability (TPD) benefits continue to be paid?
  16. Youth Employment 

    1. At what age can a young person start working?
    2. What jobs are not allowable for 14- and 15-year-olds?
    3. If a young person works for a parent, does the law still apply?
    4. Are Work Certificates required for employment?
    5. Are there two different Work Certificates?
  17. All articles 

    1. Where can I find the statutes that pertain to the Commission?
    2. I was hired for a position and when I reported to work, I was told that they had changed their mind. Is there anything I can do?
    3. Where can I get mine safety training materials and forms?
    4. What is the minimum wage rate in Missouri?
    5. What is the process for filing a petition?

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