What You Need To Know

Discover your rights and protections regarding wages, overtime, and employee classification. If you've faced unpaid overtime or workplace violations, contact Josephson Dunlap for expert representation and guidance.

Unravel the complexities of labor regulations and ensure fair treatment in your workplace.


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Missouri Minimum Wage Laws

As of 2023, Missouri's minimum wage is set at $12.00 per hour, with annual adjustments based on changes in the Consumer Price Index. Employers must ensure compliance with this state-mandated minimum wage, which may differ from the federal rate.


Meal & Rest Breaks

Missouri law does not require employers to provide meal or rest breaks to employees, aligning with federal guidelines. However, if breaks are offered, those lasting less than 20 minutes must be paid.

2 Years

Filing Claims

In Missouri, employees must file a claim for unpaid overtime wages within two years of the alleged violation, as per federal guidelines. This statute of limitations can extend to three years for willful violations.


Missouri Overtime Pay Laws

In Missouri, employees are entitled to overtime pay at a rate of one and a half times their regular rate for hours worked beyond 40 in a workweek, aligning with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). It is important for both employees and employers to understand these overtime regulations to ensure proper compliance.

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Protections for workers

Under Missouri law, a unique aspect is the inclusion of seasonal amusement or recreation businesses, which are exempt from the standard overtime pay requirements. This exemption applies to businesses operating up to seven months per year.