Missouri Minimum Wage laws & HR compliance analysis

Missouri Minimum Wage: What you need to know

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The following occupational categories are not covered by the state minimum wage law (MO Rev. Stat. Sec. 290.500):
• Executive, administrative, and professional employees
• Agricultural workers
• People doing volunteer work for nonprofit organizations
• Foster parents
• Certain government employees
• Individual receiving the minimum wage under the Fair Labor Standards Act
• Certain individuals covered by the Interstate Commerce Act
• Seasonal employees of day camps and nonprofit educational conference centers
• Students working for an educational organization in return for tuition, housing, or other education expenses
• People working in or around a private residence who put in less than six hours per shift
• Individuals with disabilities employed in sheltered workshops
• Casual domestic help, babysitters, golf caddies, and newspaper carriers
• Companions for the elderly or disabled
• People who are paid commissions and whose activities are not substantially controlled by an employer
• Individuals employed in retail and service establishments that gross less than $500,000 per year
• Jail and prison inmates
• Employees of local newspapers with a circulation of less than 4,000
People whose earning capacity is impaired by physical or mental deficiency may be paid a wage below the statutory minimum, but state labor authorities must approve any such rate. An individual with a disability whose production level is roughly equal to that of employees who are not disabled must be paid the minimum wage (MO Rev. Stat. Sec. 290.515).

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