August 21, 2012

Recognizing the needs of employers in Kansas, Polsinelli Shughart has expanded its annual Resource Manual to include Kansas employment and labor law pertinent to Kansas employers. Each year, Polsinelli Shughart has partnered with the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry to produce an easy to read, plain language manual for HR professionals, managers and business owners. For the first time, the firm has produced a manual for Kansas businesses. The firm has two Kansas offices – one in Overland Park, and one in Topeka.

“We are pleased to expand our commitment to businesses by reaching across the state line to partner with The Kansas Chamber,” 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 in Missouri and now Kansas.”

The national Labor and Employment practice consists of 30 attorneys in Chicago, Denver, Phoenix, 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
• Privacy and technology in the workplace
• Safety in the workplace
• Social networking
• Termination
• Workplace investigations

For information about how to obtain a copy of the Missouri manual, contact the American Chamber of Commerce Resources, LLC at 866-439-2227 or For the Kansas manual, contact the Kansas Chamber at 785-357-6321 or

To speak to a labor and employment attorney, contact Public Relations Manager Heather McMichael, 816-223-8780,

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