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.
Connect With Us
- Professional Licenses - Dept. of Insurance
- Learn more in Missouri's Business Portal
- Learn about Programs and Tax Credits
- Workplace Discrimination
- Create a Safety/Health Plan
- Requirements for New Building
- Look for Workers
- Post a Job
- Wage & Hour - Youth Employment
- Employee Handbook Policy Models for Businesses