Quick Guide for New Employers

This guide will help you get started with the basics of Missouri's labor laws.

New Employer Checklist

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 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 Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development administers industry training programs to reduce training costs to businesses and increase productivity.

Employer Rights and Responsibilities

Learn employer rights and responsibilities under the Missouri Employment Security Law.

Employee Handbook Policy Model

These policies were developed to assist employers and employees in better understanding and complying with labor and employment laws and regulations.