Behind the Headlines: The legal implications of right-to-work in Missouri

Feb 10, 2017

Earlier this week, Gov. Eric Greitens signed right-to-work legislation into law in Missouri. He signed Senate Bill 19, which bars unions and employers from requiring workers to pay dues, and goes into effect on Aug. 28.

But organized labor interests are not backing down: they filed a referendum petition that would delay the implementation of the law until voters can weigh in on the matter. They have until Aug. 28 to gather enough signatures, or the law goes into effect.

Where does that leave employers and employees planning for right to work to go into effect? 

Related: Pro & con: As ‘right to work’ nears certain reality in Missouri, what will it actually be like here?

On Friday’s Behind the Headlines, we heard from Polsinelli shareholder Brad Kafka on these labor issues. Kafka is vice chair of Polsinelli’s national Labor and Employment practice group and leads the firm’s St. Louis Labor and Employment practice group. 

Listen to the conversation here:

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