June 22, 2011

Congress passed health reform legislation in 2010 but what does it mean for your business in 2011 and beyond? Health Reform topics and timelines, social networking policies, immigration and a snapshot of employment topics, are just a few of the many subjects covered in the updated 2011 Missouri Human Resources Manual. The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry co-sponsors the manual with Polsinelli Shughart. It is written by attorneys, in plain language, for HR professionals, managers and business owners.

“We are pleased to once again work with the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry,” said Polsinelli Shughart Labor and Employment Chair W. Terrence Kilroy. “With labor and employment law constantly changing, a practical and comprehensive legal reference is critical and important to update annually.”

The national Labor and Employment practice consists of 30 attorneys in Chicago, Denver, and Kansas City, Springfield, St. Joseph and St. Louis, Missouri. Topics, written by attorneys, in the 32 chapters include:

• Affirmative Action
• Discrimination
• Health Reform
• Immigration
• Independent contractors
• Plant closings and mass layoffs
• Social networking
• Termination
• Workplace investigations

For information about how to obtain a copy of the HR Manual, contact the American Chamber of Commerce Resources, LLC at 866-439-2227 or

For information about the Labor and Employment Practice Group contact Public Relations Manager Heather McMichael, 816-395-0618,
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