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  1. About TimsLaw.com – The philosophy behind this site, how it came to be, and what it is trying to accomplish.
  2. Accessibility info for visually impaired visitors
  3. Adverse Employment Action – Rights are strongest if the mistreatment rises to the level of “Adverse Employment Actions”
  4. APPOINTMENTS: hours, weekends, telephone
  5. “At Will” employment – “At Will” employees have lots of legal rights. This Article describes what the common term “At-Will Employment” or “Employment At-Will” really means.
  6. Bargaining power – It’s the key to the best deals.
  7. Benefits – Summary of COBRA, ERISA, HIPAA and Continuation rights – HIPAA Portability and Health information privacy, Continuation of coverage rights under COBRA and Missouri law, ERISA info and links.
  8. Cases – Types of employment cases I especially like to see.
  9. CAUTION: General info is not a substitute for legal advice
  10. Commission Disputes – The Merchandising Practices Act gives some help to commissioned salespersons.
  11. Complaints – Making proper and effective Complaints about job problems – It’s a Catch-22 so be careful – What you say and don’t say could hurt your potential case.
  12. CONTACT the Willougby Law Firm
  13. CONSULTS: Here’s how I handle requests for consultations.
  14. Contracts Generally – General info about oral and written agreements in the employment relationship in Missouri. Everyone has at least an “oral agreement” with their employers.
  15. Contracts for “Gurus” – Protect yourself if you have special expertise or experience.
  16. Contracts for Physicians – Negotiation Tips, Safe Harbor info, Non-Compete info, checklist of desirable contract features.
  17. Defamation and Slander – What “Defamation” and “Slander” really are in Missouri, plus Missouri Reference Letter law.
  18. Defense – Tips for Missouri Human Resources and small business – Tips and links regarding Missouri human resources practices and policies, settlement, mediation, arbitration, non-competes, etc., and approaches to resolving employment law disputes, that might help prevent trouble or save some money if trouble occurs.
  19. Directions and map to my office (Kirkwood area).
  20. Discrimination – EEOC, MCHR, filing charges, Right to Sue, Title VII, Section 1981, Equal Pay Act, Missouri Human Rights Act.
  21. Drug Testing – What lawyers look for when you say you’re the victim of a false positive drug test.
  22. E-MAIL: Here’s how I deal with email inquiries.
  23. Employee Rights in Missouri – This is a listing of many of our Employee Rights, with links to Articles on my own site that talk about the same rights, or links to government websites with more info about the rights.
  24. Employment lawyers – What a Plaintiff’s Employment Lawyer is, and how to find one.
  25. Expenses in Employment Litigation
  26. FAQ about Employment Law and Job Problems – Answers some questions about employment law and points you at specific Articles on this website that explore related employment law topics in more detail.
  27. FEES-EXPENSES: Info about Tim’s legal fees and expenses
  28. Fired – Steps to consider when fired – If you’ve lost your lob, there are certain things you could consider doing, and certain rights you could consider exercising, and certain Articles on this site that could be of interest to you.
  29. FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) – Medical leave disputes, denial of leave, tips and traps for protecting your rights if you need FMLA leave.
  30. Government Employees – Traps – Your rights and procedures are confusing, and your deadlines are too short.
  31. Grocery Strike – Thoughts about the UFCW grocery strike in St. Louis – The October 2003 grocery strike is big news in St. Louis.
  32. Handbooks – Employment manuals and personnel policies – are the promises enforceable?
  33. Harassment generally – Lots of people feel “harassed.” Here’s some info to help determine if the law might be able to do anything for you.
  34. Honesty Issues – Things to look for when falsely accused of dishonesty, or your honesty is questioned.
  35. Hostile Work Environment – Tips and traps in dealing with abusive and unfair work environments. Lawyers look at the law of retaliation, discrimination, contracts and constructive discharge to try to help you.
  36. Kansas City Missouri employment law inquiries
  37. Labor Law – Difference between labor law and employment law, grievances, Breach of Duty of Fair Representation, NLRB info.
  38. Law Students who like to write – Law students commonly visit me as they attempt to learn more about areas of law I talk about on this website. I welcome law students and invite them to consider writing some stuff for the site.
  39. For Employment Law Students in particular – Tips on how to become an employment lawyer, and a little bit about what to expect in practice.
  40. Learning HTML – How I (a novice) learned HTML coding and website building
  41. Lisa Van Amburg becomes a Judge – When the appointment of Employment Lawyer Lisa Van Amburg was first announced, I wrote an article putting the news in context for the lay public. I think the article helps people understand how the process of judicial selection works, and what judges actually do, and do not do.
  42. Mediation at EEOC or Court – Introduction to the mediation process, where most employment cases settle.
  43. Mental Health – Stress and Depression and Job Problems
  44. Missed Deadlines – Tips and info if you fear you missed a deadline. All is not necessarily lost.
  45. Non-Compete Agreements – Contracts for non-solicitation, confidentiality, non-competition, trade secrets.
  46. Non-Legal Stuff, miscellaneous stuff – PC sellers in St. Louis, etc …
  47. Overtime – Comp Time – Are you really “exempt”? “Comp time” is illegal for “non-exempt” workers. Salaried workers can get overtime, but there are some problems.
  48. Overtime – Tim rants about some proposed changes to overtime laws.
  49. Pass the word about TimsLaw.com if you like the site
  50. Personnel Files – About seeing your personnel or employment file in Missouri.
  51. Politics and employment law in Missouri – Tim’s take on why the employment laws are so backward and deficient in Missouri, and suggestions for how to reverse the trend. If you’d like to get some idea of just how deficient the laws are, read The sorry state of our employment protections.
  52. “Pro Se” filings – Filing a lawsuit without having a lawyer.
  53. Pros and Cons of litigation
  54. Quickstart – How to use TimsLaw.com – Points you to the resources available on this site and gives tips on how to use the info you obtain.
  55. Quitting your job – Get legal advice first. Things to think about and links to other sources of info to consider before you quit.
  56. Quitting? The law of “Constructive Discharge” could hurt your case – Considering Quitting your job? Get legal advice first.
  57. Resume Problems – Fired for resume fraud, After Acquired Evidence of Misconduct Doctrine, various types of resume or job application problems.
  58. Retaliation – Your rights may be strong if you engage in “protected activity” and get retaliated against.
  59. Safety, OSHA complaints and Retaliation – If a safety problem occurs at work, and you complain about it to the employer or to OSHA, watch for retaliation.
  60. Service Letter – How to get one – The “Missouri Service Letter” is one of the few good tools available to Missouri employees. Find out what it is, why it’s a good tool, and how to properly request one.
  61. Severance, Separation and Waiver Agreements – Tips and traps when offered severance pay in exchange for waiving or releasing all your legal rights.
  62. Sexual Harassment – Types of sexual harassment; rights and procedures.
  63. Small Claims Court – Info about Missouri Small Claims Court.
  64. Sorry State of our Employment Protections – Lists many of the ways in which the employment-related laws are deficient for residents of Missouri. This article will destroy some common misconceptions about the degree to which the employment laws protect us.
  65. Should I sue? – Introduction to the main considerations, with a roadmap to other resources on this website that might help you understand the complexity and difficulty of the decision.
  66. St. Charles County employment law inquires
  67. TELEPHONE CONSULTS: Procedure explained
  68. Tim Willoughby, Attorney – Bio
  69. Time Lines in Discrimination lawsuits
  70. Tips for job seekers – I have collected a list of high quality employment information websites, and provided some quick tips for job seekers that I hope will help some people get back on their feet or just avoid digging themselves a deeper hole.
  71. Top Ten articles viewed by visitors – Some people may find it helpful to see what other people have been interested in viewing, in helping them decide what they might want to review.
  72. Unemployment Appeals – How the process works, with tips and cautions.
  73. Vacation and Sick Pay – The employer refused to pay your accrued vacation or sick time when you left.
  74. Wage Disputes – Not being paid right, offsetting, Minimum Wage info, lack of a Wage Payment and Collection Act.
  75. Wages-Unpaid Final Wages – All wages are due upon being fired – trigger a penalty if they didn’t pay.
  76. Website Design – Using an old web browser? You’re not seeing this site right – info and pics
  77. Website Design – Notes on redesign of my Front Page
  78. Weak whistleblower protections for state employees in RSMo 105.055 – Deconstructing and criticizing a statute, to illustrate how a protective law can be drafted so weakly that the law fails to provide meaningful protections.
  79. Whistleblower protections generally – What “whistleblowing” is, with some specific info to complement the general info in the Retaliation and Wrongful Termination articles.
  80. Why is TimsLaw.com for Missouri Residents Only?
  81. Workers Comp Retaliation – These are really tough cases – the problem of the “exclusive cause” requirement; reforms needed.
  82. Worthwhile cases – What makes for a “worthwhile” employment case?
  83. Wrongful Termination – Discussion of what makes a termination legally “wrongful”, rather than merely unfair.

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Timslaw.com Missouri Employment Law

Maintained by Attorney Phil Willoughby
Founded by Tim Willoughby, Esq. (1959-2013)

Phil is a Missouri employment lawyer who is licensed to practice in Kansas and Missouri, and primarily takes cases in Saint Louis and Kansas City. He is a member of the Missouri Bar Association and Kansas Bar Association. Additionally, he has practiced in the United States Federal Courts of Missouri in St. Louis and Kansas City. He has also practiced in the Kansas Federal District Court in Kansas City, Kansas.

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Phil Willoughby, Attorney
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