Missouri Aliens and Immigration laws & HR compliance analysis

Missouri Aliens and Immigration: What you need to know

The Missouri Fair Employment Practices Act prohibits discrimination in employment because of national origin (MO Rev. Stat. Sec. 213.55). The Act applies to all employers of six or more persons.
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Citizenship requirements that are made a condition of employment discriminate on the basis of national origin in violation of the state law. Inquiries about a person's citizenship or country of birth are unlawful and imply discrimination on the basis of national origin.
The Missouri Commission on Human Rights enforces the Fair Employment Practices Act. The Commission has the power to receive, investigate, and conciliate discrimination complaints; adopt regulations, hold hearings, issue subpoenas and administrative rulings; and enforce its orders in state court. Remedies include back pay, hiring, reinstatement, or upgrading; restoration to membership in any respondent labor organization; and the payment of actual damages (MO Rev. Stat. Sec. 213.075).
For additional information, visit http://labor.mo.gov/mohumanrights.
The federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) requires employers to verify the legal status and right to work of all new hires. To satisfy verification requirements, employers should ask all new hires for documents establishing both identity and work authorization.
E-Verify requirement for state contracts. As a condition for the award of any contract or grant in excess of $5,000 by the state or by any political subdivision of the state to a business entity, or for any business entity receiving a state-administered or subsidized tax credit, tax abatement, or loan ...

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