When it comes to employment laws, it can take time between when one passes and goes into effect. St. Louis’ Minimum Wage Ordinance is a prime example and back in the news this week.
In 2015, St. Louis passed a city minimum wage ordinance – raising the rate to $11 per hour by 2018 – mere hours before a Missouri preemption law was effective. The state challenged the ordinance, and the case has since worked its way up to the Missouri Supreme Court, who upheld the city’s ordinance Feb. 28.
Preemption occurs when one government’s law(s) takes precedence over another’s.
Now that the law is valid – what happens next? Anne Jakala, GovDocs Compliance Counsel, explains, “Because the original law was also set to be effective in 2015 and gradually increase to $11 by 2018, we’re still waiting for implementation guidelines and an accompanying posting.”
Once released, GovDocs will provide the St. Louis Minimum Wage posting.
Labor Law News will continue to monitor this story and update you as more information is available. In the meantime, see our original post, Missouri Nips City Minimum Wages in the Bud, for additional details.