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Stricter workplace discrimination standards headed for Missouri House

The Missouri Senate passed a bill along party lines Thursday that would make it harder for employees to prove discrimination when fired from a job.

Under Senate Bill 43, an employee has to prove "race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, or age" was the main reason for dismissal, not just a contributing factor. The measure now goes to the House.

Farmington Republican Sen. Gary Romine, who sponsored the bill, said it will protect businesses without harming the rights of employees.

"We've seen people use a discriminatory act to cry wolf, to retaliate against an employer, when we really had discrimination activities going on, and they get lost sometimes in the weeds because of all the other, what I call, frivolous lawsuits taking place," he said.

http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/stricter-workplace-discrimination-standards-headed-missouri-house#stream/0

Stricter workplace discrimination standards headed for Missouri House

The Missouri Senate passed a bill along party lines Thursday that would make it harder for employees to prove discrimination when fired from a job.

Under Senate Bill 43, an employee has to prove "race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, or age" was the main reason for dismissal, not just a contributing factor. The measure now goes to the House.

Farmington Republican Sen. Gary Romine, who sponsored the bill, said it will protect businesses without harming the rights of employees.

"We've seen people use a discriminatory act to cry wolf, to retaliate against an employer, when we really had discrimination activities going on, and they get lost sometimes in the weeds because of all the other, what I call, frivolous lawsuits taking place," he said.

http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/stricter-workplace-discrimination-standards-headed-missouri-house#stream/0

Stricter workplace discrimination standards headed for Missouri House

The Missouri Senate passed a bill along party lines Thursday that would make it harder for employees to prove discrimination when fired from a job.

Under Senate Bill 43, an employee has to prove "race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, or age" was the main reason for dismissal, not just a contributing factor. The measure now goes to the House.

Farmington Republican Sen. Gary Romine, who sponsored the bill, said it will protect businesses without harming the rights of employees.

"We've seen people use a discriminatory act to cry wolf, to retaliate against an employer, when we really had discrimination activities going on, and they get lost sometimes in the weeds because of all the other, what I call, frivolous lawsuits taking place," he said.

http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/stricter-workplace-discrimination-standards-headed-missouri-house#stream/0

Warehouse operator that replaced union workers sues Schnucks

http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/warehouse-operator-that-replaced-union-workers-sues-schnucks/article_c3a9b79c-7919-57b0-9205-c6071a8daf97.html


XPO Logistics is laying off 204 employees in St. Louis County amid a dispute between the company and Schnuck Markets.

Maryland Heights-based Schnucks, which has 100 grocery stores in five states, hired Greenwich, Conn.-based XPO to staff the grocer’s 915,000-square-foot warehouse in Kinloch that opened in mid-2016.

Last month, XPO sued Schnucks for breach of contract, alleging Schnucks failed to pay it more than $1.3 million. XPO also alleged the Kinloch building’s opening was rushed and it was unable to properly perform its warehouse management services.

Schnucks has denied the allegations in XPO’s lawsuit and told the Post-Dispatch it terminated the contract with XPO because XPO failed to operate the warehouse properly under the terms of its contract.

Schnucks' warehouse operator XPO laying off 204 in St. Louis County

http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/warehouse-operator-that-replaced-union-workers-sues-schnucks/article_c3a9b79c-7919-57b0-9205-c6071a8daf97.html


XPO Logistics is laying off 204 employees in St. Louis County amid a dispute between the company and Schnuck Markets.

Maryland Heights-based Schnucks, which has 100 grocery stores in five states, hired Greenwich, Conn.-based XPO to staff the grocer’s 915,000-square-foot warehouse in Kinloch that opened in mid-2016.

Last month, XPO sued Schnucks for breach of contract, alleging Schnucks failed to pay it more than $1.3 million. XPO also alleged the Kinloch building’s opening was rushed and it was unable to properly perform its warehouse management services.

Schnucks has denied the allegations in XPO’s lawsuit and told the Post-Dispatch it terminated the contract with XPO because XPO failed to operate the warehouse properly under the terms of its contract.

Daily Holidays - March 3

National Cold Cuts Day You might know cold cuts as luncheon meat, sliced meats, smallgoods, Colton or simply cold meats. You can usually buy them packaged up and ready to eat at the grocery store or at your local deli, and depending on where you go you might be able to get them sliced to order. Because meat like this is pre-coooked, usually into sausage shapes or loaves, once it’s sliced its ready to eat right away. Perfect for getting your savoury fix in a hurry! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/cold-cuts-day/

Employee Appreciation Day There’s a lot of talk about what the most important part of your business is. There’s an argument to be made that, when you’re first starting out, the most important part of your business is your customers. After all, they’re the ones that patronize your business, use your services and products, and ultimately ensure that you’re successful at days end. Once a company has grown past a certain point, however, customers begin to have a contender for most important. When you have to hire employees to manage the extra business you can no longer handle alone, it’s time to recognize that Employee Appreciation Day was established for one reason. Without your employees, there’s no one to service your customers, which means you can’t keep your doors open. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/employee-appreciation-day/

Salesperson Day There’s a task amongst your employees that requires a certain skill set, an incredibly ability to identify what’s needed and when, and to know every square inch of your store like the back of their hand. They have to be able to discern the needs of your customers when the customers themselves don’t even know and point them in the right direction when the customers are violating that most important of policies “The customer is always right”. Salesperson Day is dedicated to celebrating these intrepid souls and their ability to navigate the hellish pit that is… retail. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/salespersons-day/

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Daily Holidays - March 2

National Banana Creme Pie Day On March 2nd every year, it’s time to celebrate cream pie – banana cream pie, to be precise. On this day, pie lovers in the United States raise a spoon to one of the most popular sweet treats in the country. And if you want to join in with your own banana cream pie, don’t worry – there’s no law that says you have to share! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/banana-cream-pie-day/

Dr. Seuss Day a full twenty-four hours to make a mess with the Cat in the Hat, dance around with the Fox in Sox, hear a Who with Horton, count the red and blue fish, help the Grinch see the error of his ways, and listen to Sam I Am’s friend complain about his dish of green eggs and ham, the ungrateful hairball! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/dr-seuss-day/

World Book Day Some people like to read the biographies of the most influential people in history, like Martin Luther King or Mahatma Ghandi. Some people like novels that send chills down their spines, from goth horror novels like Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” to Stephen King’s epistolary novel, “Carrie”. Some prefer the classics, like “Pride and Prejudice” or the “Old Man and the Sea”. But regardless of the kind of books you like the most, the indisputable truth is that the world would not be the same without books. Books have been educating and inspiring us for thousands of years, so it should go without saying that World Book Day is a more than well-deserved holiday. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/world-book-day/

Read Across America Day Learning to read is something that most people do as children. Learning to love to read is something that can be developed at any time. Read Across America Day can be the perfect moment to fall in love with reading! There are so many ways to read now with technology making it easy to carry a book with you no matter where you go thanks to the internet. Some people just cannot forget the feel and smell of a book in hand and prefer to read their books physically. So, grab your favorite, and take time to enjoy a good book! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/read-across-america-day/


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Missouri Supreme Court upholds St. Louis minimum wage law; will be $11 by 2018

Its unanimous opinion ruled that a 2015 ordinance does not conflict with the state’s minimum wage of $7.65 an hour.

In 2015, both St. Louis and Kansas City made headway on increasing the minimum wage. St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay signed his city's legislation in August of that year; a Kansas City group, disappointed with its City Council, got a measure to set the minimum wage at $15 by 2020 on last November's ballot.

Then, the courts stepped in. St. Louis Circuit Court Judge Steven Ohmer struck down the St. Louis law hours before it was supposed to take effect. A different judge had Kansas City's measure removed from the ballot. Both courts ruled that cities were blocked by the Missouri Constitution from requiring minimum wages higher than what's set by state law.

The state Supreme Court ruled earlier this year that Kansas City's measure must get a vote, but did not address the issue of whether it conflicted with Missouri law. The judges rejected that argument in Tuesday's opinion, ruling that cities have the right to order businesses to pay a higher minimum wage.

http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-supreme-court-upholds-st-louis-minimum-wage-law-will-be-11-2018?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Missouri%20Supreme%20Court%20upholds%20St.%20Louis%20minimum%20wage%20law%3B%20will%20be%20%2411%20by%202018&utm_campaign=LRL#stream/0

At least one dead after tornado roars through near Perryville, Mo.

A tornado left at least one person dead as it toppled cars and smashed buildings in and around Perryville, Mo., on Tuesday night.

Sgt. Al Nothum of the Missouri Highway Patrol confirmed that at least one person had been killed when the twister crossed Interstate 55, overturning several vehicles that were on the road and scattering others from a nearby junkyard onto the interstate.

The interstate was closed in both directions just north of Perryville for several hours because of the debris. Perryville is about 90 miles south of St. Louis.

Alan Huber pulled his 81-year-old mother, Patricia Huber, from the basement of her destroyed home. He said she told him "I'm OK," when he found her amid debris that included a toppled propane tank that had nearly hit her in the head.

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/illinois/at-least-one-dead-after-tornado-roars-through-near-perryville/article_242683e0-1f95-5c20-b46a-2eb1a2fbd86b.html

Daily Holidays - March 1

Pig Day Everywhere you go, the pig is a part of our daily life. Whether it’s the bacon and ham we have for breakfast or the little porcelain coin-receptacles we use to save up our money, these adorable little porcine lovelies make our lives greater at every step. They’ve even recently made strides into being a favorite family pet, especially the pot-bellied pig, and you can’t deny that these days it seems that bacon is good for putting on everything, and that’s just one more pig product that makes Pig Day the best holiday of the year! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/pig-day/

Plan a Solo Vacation Day When people think of a vacation, they often think of travelling with friends and families to predetermined locations and experiencing all the sites. While these kinds of vacations can be exciting and a great way to spend a week or two, the solo traveler is exploring something far greater than the tourists traps and sights they pass by. The solo traveler is exploring themselves in the solitude and openness of the road. Plan A Solo Vacation Day encourages you to get out and explore the world on your own, and the self you find within it. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/plan-a-solo-vacation-day/

Refired, Not Retired Day Celebrating Refired, Not Retired Day is as simple as reevaluating your idea of what it means to be retired. What have you got planned for the years after you retire? Are you planning on just wasting away or do you have big plans to experience a life refired? Don’t accept the idea that it’s all over but the crying when you retire, instead dive in and make the most of your golden years by living the dreams you set aside. Get ReFIRED! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/refired-not-retired-day/

World Compliment Day When was the last time someone gave you a compliment? Do you recall the way it made your day and made you feel appreciated? World Compliment Day is a time to share that feeling of wellbeing with those around you. There is nothing better than knowing how you make a difference in other people’s lives and that what you do matters. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/world-compliment-day/

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