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MISSOURI RULE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE 57.01(a) AND THE LIMITATION ON INTERROGATORIES

November 24th, 2020 10:26 am

MISSOURI RULE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE 57.01(a) AND THE LIMITATION ON INTERROGATORIES   By:  Heather Rooney McBride and Wayne Michael Jordan, III   Question Was the proposed amendment to Rule 57.01(a) limiting the number of interrogatories that can be propounded on an opposing party formally adopted, and if so, how should it be interpreted? Legislative History […]

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MISSOURI RULE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE 57.01(a) AND THE LIMITATION ON INTERROGATORIES

November 11th, 2020 3:41 pm

MISSOURI RULE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE 57.01(a) AND THE LIMITATION ON INTERROGATORIES   By:  Heather Rooney McBride and Wayne Michael Jordan, III   Question Was the proposed amendment to Rule 57.01(a) limiting the number of interrogatories that can be propounded on an opposing party formally adopted, and if so, how should it be interpreted? Legislative History […]

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Denying FMLA Benefits Due to an Insufficient FMLA Certification: When is it Permissible?

November 11th, 2020 3:39 pm

Denying FMLA Benefits Due to an Insufficient FMLA Certification:  When is it Permissible?   By: Jennifer Brodersen and Heather Rooney McBride Pursuant to 29 C.F.R. § 825.305(c), an employee must provide a complete and sufficient certification to the employer if required by the employer in accordance with §§ 825.306, 825.309, and 825.310. A certification is […]

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May an Employer Deny FMLA Benefits Due to an Insufficient FMLA Certification?

October 19th, 2020 8:31 pm

May an Employer Deny FMLA Benefits Due to an Insufficient FMLA Certification? By: Jennifer Brodersen and Heather Rooney McBride Pursuant to 29 C.F.R. § 825.305(c), an employee must provide a complete and sufficient certification to the employer if required by the employer in accordance with §§ 825.306, 825.309, and 825.310. A certification is considered insufficient […]

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SPRINGFIELD/GREENE COUNTY/OZARK SHELTER IN PLACE ORDERS

March 26th, 2020 5:38 pm

SPRINGFIELD/GREENE COUNTY/OZARK SHELTER IN PLACE ORDERS By:  Heather Rooney McBride On March 24, 2020, Springfield, Missouri, Ozark, Missouri, and Greene County, Missouri issued their Shelter-In-Place/Stay-At-Home Orders, which require all businesses that are not considered essential to close down all in-office and in-person activities, including any requirement that employees come into work, effective at 12:01 AM […]

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UPDATE ON COVID-19 EFFECTS ON HUMAN RESOURCES FOR EMPLOYERS

March 26th, 2020 5:34 pm

UPDATE ON COVID-19 EFFECTS ON HUMAN RESOURCES FOR EMPLOYERS NOTICE OF EMERGENCY FMLA AND SICK LEAVE PROVISIONS By:  Heather Rooney McBride Dear Employer:              On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed into law the EMERGENCY FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE EXPANSION ACT, which provides that the threshold for FMLA with respect to COVID-19 leave is no longer […]

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INSTRUCTION LETTER TO MISSOURI EMPLOYERS RESPONDING TO COVID-19 EMERGENCY

March 17th, 2020 11:13 am

INSTRUCTION LETTER TO MISSOURI EMPLOYERS RESPONDING TO COVID-19 EMERGENCY Dear Employer: I have received numerous inquiries from my corporate clients as to what procedures should be implemented, and how to implement them, with respect to the recent and rapidly developing health crisis of COVID-19. This letter is intended to provide you general direction on this […]

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RMS WELCOMES NEW PARALEGAL, KATIE WORKS, J.D.!!

March 4th, 2020 3:25 pm

RMS WELCOMES NEW PARALEGAL, KATIE WORKS, J.D.!! Katie joined our team in December 2019 as Paralegal to Member Scott Smith. Originally from San Diego, Katie has been a Missouri resident for the past 16 years. She has experience in a wide range of legal areas, including family law. Katie enjoys reading, crafts, home-improvement projects, and […]

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Dissolving an Oklahoma Limited Liability Company When the Operating Agreement is Silent

January 28th, 2020 6:49 pm

By: Jennifer A. Brodersen and Heather Rooney McBride             The operating agreement of a limited liability company generally governs: (1) the relationships among the members as members and between the members and the limited liability company; (2) the rights and duties under the Oklahoma Limited Liability Company Act of a person in the capacity of […]

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