Missouri Business Headlines

This could be the year Missouri finally passes jobless benefits reform

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With labor shortages being reported across Missouri, the state legislature is considering policy to help get unemployed Missourians back into the workforce sooner. The proposed change would create a sliding scale for jobless benefits, tying the length of benefits to the unemployment rate. The language is contained in both Senate Bill 665 and House Bill […]

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Closing the severance pay loophole to cut UI costs

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A loophole in state law is allowing some Missourians to access unemployment benefits that double up on compensation they received from their employer upon termination. The loophole relates to severance pay packages that help support terminated workers. More and more employers are providing severance pay, with one recent study showing that 64% of employers now […]

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