Tueth Keeney Recognized for Outstanding Policies and Practices for Women in Sixth Annual “Women in the Workplace: Employment Scorecard”

The Women’s Foundation of Greater St. Louis (WFSTL) announced the results from its sixth annual Women in the Workplace: Employment Scorecard initiative, which evaluates employment practices of organizations in the St. Louis region. The Scorecard is the area’s only initiative incentivizing and educating employers to create workplaces where women can thrive. This year, WFSTL is recognizing St. Louis area employers that demonstrated excellence in four areas of workplace gender equity – leadership, compensation, flexible work policies, and recruitment and retention.

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Ian Cooper Wins Breach of Contract Case for Truman State University

On March 7, 2023, Judge Matthew Wilson of the Circuit Court of Adair County, Missouri entered Judgment in favor Truman State University in an action filed by a former faculty member at the University.   The Plaintiff, Luke Amoroso, claimed that the University breached its contractual obligations to him by failing to provide him a hearing prior to non-renewing his appointment.   Plaintiff asserted breach of contract and breach of the duty of good faith and fair dealing claims in

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Mollie Mohan, Veronica Potter, and Ian Cooper Win MHRA Jury Trial for Lincoln University

On March 1, 2023, Judge Jon Beetem of the Circuit Court of Cole County entered Judgment for Lincoln University following a five-day jury trial between January 22 and 30, 2023.   Judge Beetem directed a verdict for Defendant, Lincoln University, on all of Plaintiff’s claims under the Missouri Human Rights Act.   The Plaintiff, Jim Marcantonio, was employed by the University as its Director of Human Resources for 18 years.   Plaintiff claimed in his lawsuit that he was subjected

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Tueth Keeney Elects Mandi D. Moutray to Shareholder

Tueth Keeney is proud to announce the addition of Mandi D. Moutray as a Shareholder as of January 1, 2023. Mandi joined Tueth Keeney in 2017. We are also pleased that Mandi’s promotion brings the partnership total at Tueth Keeney, a Women Owned Business Enterprise, to twelve ““ ten of whom are women. Mandi D. Moutray practices in the areas of education, litigation, and labor and employment law. She regularly advises boards of education and administrators on matters involving employee

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch Cites Luke Phillips

We are excited to announce that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch has cited an important article published by our very own Luke Phillips, associate at Tueth Keeney!   Justice Gorsuch, in his spirited dissent from the Court’s denial of certiorari in Buffington v. McDonough, Secretary of the Veterans Affairs, 598 U.S. __ (2022), cited Luke’s article titled Chevron in the States? Not So Much, that was published in the Mississippi Law Journal in

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5 Tueth Keeney Attorneys Named to 2023 Best Lawyers® List

Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt P.C. is pleased to announce that 5 lawyers have been included in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America ®. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. “Best Lawyers was founded more than 40 years ago to recognize the exceptional accomplishments of top legal professionals,” says Best Lawyers CEO Phil Greer. “We are proud to continue

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U.S. Department of Labor Proposes New Rule to Determine Who is an Employee and Who is an Independent Contractor Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

by Adam Henningsen and Mollie Mohan On October 13, 2022, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published a proposed rule regarding how to determine who is an employee versus an independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The proposed rule would rescind an earlier rule on this topic that was published under the Trump Administration. The current rule’s “economic reality” test focuses on whether workers are economically dependent on an employer or are in business for themselves. The

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NLRB Proposes Changes to Joint-Employer Standard

by Adam Henningsen The National Labor Relations Board recently released a notice of proposed rulemaking addressing the standard for determining joint-employer status under the National Labor Relations Act. Under the proposed rule, two or more employers would be considered joint employers if they “share or codetermine those matters governing employees”™ essential terms and conditions of employment,” such as wages, benefits and other compensation, work and scheduling, hiring and discharge, discipline, workplace health and safety, supervision, assignment, and work rules.  

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Missouri House Bill 1878 Puts New Restrictions on the Voter Registration Process

by Mark Timmerman Every school year, high schools and colleges across the country hold voter registration drives for students who have reached the age of 18. In Missouri, two voter registration laws set to go in effect on August 28, 2022 pose new challenges to any school that seeks to partake in this American tradition. These laws are a part of House Bill 1878, which was signed into law by Governor Parson on June 29, 2022. Missouri Revised Statutes read more

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Praying Football Coach in Kennedy v. Bremerton School District

by Mark Timmerman Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States released its opinion in Kennedy v. Bremerton School District. In 2015, an assistant football coach named Joseph Kennedy, at Bremerton High School in Bremerton, Washington, was reprimanded by District administration for actions such as leading students in a pre-game prayer, conducting post-game talks that included religious content, and leading students in a prayer at the 50-yard line after games. The District, which is public, was concerned that his religious

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