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Missouri lawmaker’s bill would bar local laws on wages, paid sick leave, criminal history

February 10, 2015

Daily Journal

February 9, 2015

Associated Press

Missouri Republican wants to ban local laws that raise the minimum wage, require employers to offer paid sick leave or other benefits or prohibit employers from asking about criminal convictions early in the job application process.

Rep. Caleb Rowden, of Columbia, introduced a bill Thursday that he said will ensure businesses don’t have to deal with confusing and complex regulations that vary across the state.

Rowden says the bill will protect businesses from radical activists on local city councils who want to attack job creators and hurt the middle class.

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