- Labor Relations
- Municipal Labor Law
- Work Place Safety and Health
- Employment Law
- Wage and Hour Law
|University ||St. Louis University, B.S., magna cum laude, 1973|
|Law School||St. Louis University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1975|
|Admitted||1975, Missouri; 1976, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri and U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh, Eighth and Tenth Circuits|
|Memberships ||The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis; The Missouri Bar; American Bar Association.|
|Born||Omaha, Nebraska, May 10, 1951|
Beta Gamma Sigma; Alpha Sigma Nu. Author: "An Exception to the At Will Employment Doctrine: Missouri's Retaliatory Discharge Doctrine," St. Louis Bar Journal, 2008; Author: "The MEPPA Assessment: A Checklist of Defenses," St. Louis Bar Journal, 1986.
|Reported Cases||Negley v. Breads of the World, 222 Fed. Appx. 692, 40 EBC 1317, 2007 WL 625573, 2007 U.S. App. LEXIS 5099 (10th Cir. 2007); Kimbro v. Pepsico, Inc., 215 F.3d 723, 164 LRRM 2449 (7th Cir. 2000); Jenkins v. East St. Louis Housing Authority, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 60409 (S.D. Ill. 2012); Bartlett v. Rock Township Ambulance District, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 53818 (E.D. Mo. 2012); Monarch Fire Prot. Dist. v. Freedom Consulting & Auditing Servs., 678 F.Supp.2d 297 (E.D. Mo. 2009); Husinga v. Federal-Mogul Ignition Co., 519 F.Supp.2d 929, 20 ADA 485 (S.D. Ia. 2007).|
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St. Louis Minimum Wage Hike Struck Down at the 11th Hour
Joseph Charron,William M. Lawson,Robert W. Stewart, October 26, 2015
Hours before a St. Louis ordinance increasing the city’s minimum wage was set to take effect, St. Louis Circuit Court Judge Steven Ohmer struck down the ordinance. The ordinance, which was passed on August 28, with an effective date of October 15, would have increased the city’s minimum...
Everything You Need to Know About St. Louis’s Minimum Wage Law
William M. Lawson,Robert W. Stewart, October 20, 2015
On August 28, 2015, the city of St. Louis passed a law to raise its minimum wage. The minimum wage increase will start at $8.25 per hour and will increase to $11.00 per hour by 2018. Beginning on January 1, 2019, the minimum wage will increase annually on January 1 of each year on a percentage...
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