Our Plan to Protect Missouri Workers from Misclassification

In Missouri alone, limited audits identified thousands of misclassified workers and millions of dollars owed to the state. Available at https://labor.mo.gov/sites/labor/files/pubs_forms/2016AnnualReport.pdf, p. 14.

Here’s our plan to fight misclassification:

  1. We will create and fully staff a Civil Rights Division at the Attorney General’s Office. This Division will work with the Attorney General’s Workers’ Compensation (called “Labor”) Division, law enforcement officers, and state and federal investigators to ensure workplace and market fairness.
  2. We will fight illegal misclassification by employers. As Attorney General, I will seek emergency injunctions against employers who purposefully violate workers’ rights under Missouri Revised Statute 285.512.
  3. We will enforce Missouri’s labor and consumer protection laws. We will not let cheating employers have an advantage over hardworking Missourians running their businesses the right way. As Attorney General, I will enforce Missouri Revised Statute 285.503, which prohibits misclassification and authorizes the Attorney General to protect consumers from scam businesses.
  4. We will work with Missourians and community organizations to educate workers and employers about their rights and obligations under the law. Collaborative approaches are often the best way to get our systems working. We urgently need an Attorney General who is active in all of our communities.
  5. We will join other states in their fight for fairer workplace standards under the law. Missouri can be a leader in ensuring fairness for all.
  6. We will fight dark money and public corruption. Our Attorney General will no longer be in the pocket of big business, and our state will no longer be for sale.

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Elad is running for Missouri Attorney General to end public corruption and to put our kids at the center of our state’s policy decisions. www.EladGross.org.

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Elad Gross

Elad Gross

Elad is running for Missouri Attorney General to end public corruption and to put our kids at the center of our state’s policy decisions. www.EladGross.org.

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