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New Employer

Quick Guide for New Employers - This guide will help you get started with the basics of Missouri's labor laws.

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Register with the Missouri Secretary of State

The Secretary of State’s office is responsible for the creation and maintenance filings for domestic Missouri and out-of-state business entities doing business in Missouri.

Register with the Missouri Department of Revenue

Register your new business online for various taxes with the Department of Revenue. Learn more about employer liability for Missouri Unemployment Insurance Tax.

View New Employer Tax Rates

Each new employer that becomes liable to report workers' wages and pay unemployment taxes is assigned to an industrial classification division. 

Get Workers' Compensation Coverage

Those employers subject to providing workers’ compensation insurance for their employees must either go through an insurance carrier or may choose to be self-insured.

Download Required Workplace Posters

Various state and federal laws require employers to display certain posters in the workplace. 

Train Your Workers

The Department of Economic Development administers industry training programs to reduce training costs to businesses and increase productivity.