Employment Law Reform Bill Advances in House
January 23 – HB 1219, our employment law reform bill in the House sponsored by Rep. Kevin Elmer, was approved by the House Committee on Workforce Development today by a vote of 8-5. The Committee is chaired by Rep. Barney Fisher. The bill aligns Missouri’s Human Rights Act standards for discrimination lawsuits with the federal Human Rights Act. The bill will next be debated by the full House, following a stop in the House Rules Committee, which is chaired by a co-sponsor of the legislation, Rep. John Diehl.