What Constitutes Discrimination?

Employment discrimination can come in many forms. In this post we will look at two ways discrimination may play out in the workplace: an adverse employment decision and harassment. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and...

October 6, 2015 By Krigel & Krigel

EEOC Rules Discrimination of LGBT Workers Prohibited Under Title VII

A recent ruling by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) may provide some hope for LGBT workers who have experienced discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation. The EEOC reached a 3-to-2 decision that workplace discrimination based on a...

August 12, 2015 By Krigel & Krigel

Religious Rights Prevail in Workplace

The right to freely practice one’s religious beliefs is one of the most important civil liberties outlined in the Constitution. It’s so important that it’s enshrined in a clause of the First Amendment, which says, “Congress shall make no...

July 7, 2015 By Krigel & Krigel

How is a Non-Compete Different in Kansas & Missouri? (Part Two)

In a previous post we explored some important distinctions regarding non-compete laws in different states. And since we are based in Kansas City, we focused on differences in Kansas and Missouri. You may recall that the enforceability of non-compete...

June 16, 2015 By Krigel & Krigel

Attorney Spotlight: Christopher Smith

You could say Christopher Smith has the law in his blood. His father was a lawyer, but Christopher had no interest in following his footsteps until his last year of undergraduate studies at the University of Missouri, Columbia. A...

April 14, 2015 By Krigel & Krigel

When is Overtime Pay Required?

Overtime pay is an important consideration for employers nationwide. And it should be; non-exempt employees are eligible to receive one-and-a-half times their regular wage for each hour worked over 40 in a workweek. Of course, for many reasons including...

April 8, 2015 By Krigel & Krigel

Workers’ Compensation 101

Workers’ compensation laws are intended to offer a respite for injured workers by paying them money when they are unable to work due to workplace injuries, providing medical treatment and paying them money for permanent disability resulting from on-the-job...

January 13, 2015 By Krigel & Krigel

Attorney Lara Pabst Selected to The Centurions Leadership Program

Krigel & Krigel is excited to announce that Lara Pabst has been selected to The Centurions Leadership Program of The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, the premier training ground for future Kansas City leaders. About The Centurions Leadership...

January 6, 2015 By Krigel & Krigel

Krigel & Krigel Attorneys Honored by Super Lawyers!

We are excited to announce that two of our attorneys were recently honored by Super Lawyers®: Erlene Krigel and Lara Pabst Krigel (a Rising Star). Super Lawyers is a rating service of top-tier lawyers designed as an aid for...

December 9, 2014 By Krigel & Krigel

The Do’s and Don’ts of Office Holiday Parties

Office holiday parties are festive events that can provide an opportunity for employees to socialize in a casual environment. In this week’s post we’ll discusses what you can do to help your company avoid legal problems while still hosting...

December 3, 2014 By Krigel & Krigel