Definitions of "Employer"
- An employer means a person who employs one (1) or more persons, exclusive of parents, spouses or children of such person, and who has a place of business in the city. The word "employer" shall include, and the word "person" shall include when used for the word "employer," the City of Springfield, Missouri, and the board and agencies of said city.
- Employment agency includes any person undertaking for compensation to procure opportunities to work or to procure, recruit or place employees.
- Labor organization includes any organization which exists for the purpose, in whole or in part, of collective bargaining or of dealing with employers concerning grievances, terms or conditions of employment, or for other mutual aid or protection of employees in relation to employment.
Missouri Commission on Human Rights:
Missouri's Fair Employment Practices Act applies to:
- Private employers with six (6) or more employees.
- All apprenticeship or training programs.
- All labor organizations.
- All employment agencies, public or private.
- All state and local government agencies.
(Religious Organizations are exempt from state discrimination law)
Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC):
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) cover private employers with 15 or more employees.
- The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) covers private employers with 20 or more employees