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Legal Black Hole: Overpaid Employees

It seems at least once every year I have to help advise an individual who has been mistakenly overpaid.  In most circumstance, the individual comes to me because they have been notified that their employer is going to unilaterally begin garnishing their paycheck to make up for the overpayment.  For some individuals, the amount removed from the check is small enough not to have much impact but for many public school employees the loss (which sometimes represents years of overpayment by the employer) can place the individual into a very precarious financial position.  This is particularly true in Missouri which has the 9th lowest average teacher salary in the nation. Continue reading

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New Resources on Pregnancy and Lactation Rights

Pregnancy and Lactation PRresentation

Missouri NEA has developed two new resources that explain the legal rights of individuals related to pregnancy and lactation.  For those who just want a basic FAQ, there is a basic explanation designed so that anyone should be able to understand what rights they have (soon to appear on the Legal Q&A page of mnea.org and available here).

For individuals who prefer a more interactive explanation, they can use this automated Prezi that includes a full voice-over presentation on pregnancy and lactation rights.  The entire presentation only takes about 7 minutes and addresses not only rights under the Fair Labor Standards Act, but also the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, and Family Medical Leave Act.  Either way you choose, Missouri NEA makes it easy to learn about your legal rights!

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