§ 288.010 Title of law
§ 288.020 Public policy declared — construction of law
§ 288.030 Definitions — calculation of Missouri average annual wage
§ 288.032 Employer defined, exceptions
§ 288.034 Employment defined
§ 288.035 Owner and operator leasing motor vehicle with driver to a for-hire common ..
§ 288.036 Wages defined — state taxable wage base
§ 288.036 v2 Wages defined — state taxable wage base
§ 288.037 Indian tribes considered employers for purposes of unemployment ..
§ 288.038 Maximum weekly benefit amount defined
§ 288.040 Eligibility for benefits — exceptions — report, contents
§ 288.041 Employer to provide notice of ineligibility for unemployment benefits, when
§ 288.042 War on terror veterans, defined — eligible for benefits — time period — ..
§ 288.045 Misconduct connected with the claimant’s work, when — controlled substance ..
§ 288.046 General assembly’s intent to abrogate certain case law — determining ..
§ 288.050 Benefits denied unemployed workers, when — pregnancy, requirements for ..
§ 288.051 Temporary employees, defined, deemed to have voluntarily quit employment, when
§ 288.055 Retraining programs, eligibility to receive benefits while in program, ..
§ 288.060 Benefits, how paid — wage credits — limitation on duration of benefits — ..
§ 288.060 v2 Benefits, how paid — wage credits — benefits due decedent — benefit ..
§ 288.062 “On” and “Off” indicators, state and national, how determined — extended ..
§ 288.070 Claims for benefits — procedure — payment pending appeal
§ 288.080 Employer, when subject to law — election of coverage — termination
§ 288.090 Contributions required, when — payments in lieu of contributions, ..
§ 288.100 Experience rating — employer accounts, credits and charges
§ 288.102 Rules, procedures
§ 288.110 Transfer of employer accounts — successor employer liabilities — ..
§ 288.113 Employer’s rate, how determined
§ 288.120 Employer’s contribution rate, how determined — exception shared work plan, ..
§ 288.120 v2 Employer’s contribution rate, how determined — exception shared work plan, ..
§ 288.121 Rate increased when average balance in fund is less than certain amount, ..
§ 288.122 If cash in fund exceeds certain amounts, contribution rate to decrease, ..
§ 288.122 v2 If cash in fund exceeds certain amounts, contribution rate to decrease, ..
§ 288.124 Average annual payroll defined
§ 288.125 Voluntary payments by employer
§ 288.126 Ineligibility for rate calculation, rate used, positive and negative ..
§ 288.128 Additional assessment for interest on federal advancements and proceeds of ..
§ 288.130 Employer records — form of report — benefit information — liability ..
§ 288.132 Unemployment automation fund created, use of moneys. (1/1/2023)
§ 288.150 Unpaid contributions, interest rate due, abatement during extensions — ..
§ 288.160 Assessment of delinquent contributions — limitations — refusal to file, penalty
§ 288.170 Collection of delinquent contributions
§ 288.175 Debtor’s federal income tax refund may be intercepted — debt defined — ..
§ 288.180 Compromise of delinquent contributions
§ 288.190 Administrative appeals on disputed determinations — party subject to appeal ..
§ 288.200 Appeals to labor and industrial relations commission
§ 288.210 Judicial review of decisions of industrial commission, grounds — division ..
§ 288.215 Finding of fact, conclusion of law, judgment or order not conclusive or ..
§ 288.220 Administration of law — director — state unemployment insurance operation — ..
§ 288.222 Resume retrieval program, division may administer, charge fees — general ..
§ 288.225 Group insurance for employees of division
§ 288.230 Power to subpoena records and witnesses — mileage and per diem for ..
§ 288.240 Papers, deemed filed, when
§ 288.245 Records of division constitute evidence of date of mailing or electronic ..
§ 288.247 Electronic document transmission and filing requirements — investigations ..
§ 288.250 Records confidential — privileged communications — violation, penalty
§ 288.251 Cooperation with not-for-profit agencies authorized
§ 288.260 Annual report
§ 288.290 Unemployment compensation fund, established — administration, deposit of ..
§ 288.300 Unemployment compensation administration fund, administration and disbursement
§ 288.310 Special employment security fund — use of funds — amounts transferred ..
§ 288.320 Federal funds, how used — reimbursement, when authorized
§ 288.330 State liability for benefits limited, authority for application and ..
§ 288.330 v2 State liability for benefits limited, authority for application and ..
§ 288.340 Cooperation with federal government and sister states
§ 288.345 Division may participate in federal comprehensive manpower programs
§ 288.350 Effect of amendments to related federal law
§ 288.360 Records of division — reproduction, destruction, copies
§ 288.370 Law does not confer vested rights
§ 288.375 Discharge for testifying prohibited, civil action for damages, statute of ..
§ 288.379 Notice given to filer of claim, taxation of benefits — deducted amounts ..
§ 288.380 Void agreements — offenses, penalties — deductions of support obligations ..
§ 288.381 Collection of benefits paid when claimant later determined ineligible or ..
§ 288.382 Uncollectible benefit overpayments, how determined
§ 288.390 State to comply with minimum standards prescribed by federal law
§ 288.395 Fraud or misrepresentation, penalties
§ 288.398 Contracts with consumer reporting agencies authorized — information limited ..
§ 288.500 Shared work program created — definitions — plan, requirements — plan ..
§ 288.501 Extension of benefits — alternate base period defined — use of federal moneys

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Terms Used In Missouri Laws > Chapter 288 - Employment Security

  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appeals tribunal: a referee or a body consisting of three referees appointed to conduct hearings and make decisions on appeals from administrative determinations, petitions for reassessment, and claims referred pursuant to subsection 2 of section 288. See Missouri Laws 288.030
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Base period: the first four of the last five completed calendar quarters immediately preceding the first day of an individual's benefit year. See Missouri Laws 288.030
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Benefit year: the one-year period beginning with the first day of the first week with respect to which an insured worker first files an initial claim for determination of such worker's insured status, and thereafter the one-year period beginning with the first day of the first week with respect to which the individual, providing the individual is then an insured worker, next files such an initial claim after the end of the individual's last preceding benefit year. See Missouri Laws 288.030
  • Benefits: the money payments payable to an insured worker, as provided in this chapter, with respect to such insured worker's unemployment. See Missouri Laws 288.030
  • Calendar quarter: the period of three consecutive calendar months ending on March thirty-first, June thirtieth, September thirtieth, or December thirty-first. See Missouri Laws 288.030
  • Case law: The law as laid down in cases that have been decided in the decisions of the courts.
  • Claimant: an individual who has filed an initial claim for determination of such individual's status as an insured worker, a notice of unemployment, a certification for waiting week credit, or a claim for benefits. See Missouri Laws 288.030
  • Commission: the labor and industrial relations commission of Missouri. See Missouri Laws 288.030
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Common paymaster: two or more related corporations in which one of the corporations has been designated to disburse remuneration to concurrently employed individuals of any of the related corporations. See Missouri Laws 288.030
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Contributions: the money payments to the unemployment compensation fund required by this chapter, exclusive of interest and penalties. See Missouri Laws 288.030
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Decision: a ruling made by an appeals tribunal or the commission after a hearing. See Missouri Laws 288.030
  • Deputy: a representative of the division designated to make investigations and administrative determinations on claims or matters of employer liability or to perform related work. See Missouri Laws 288.030
  • Determination: any administrative ruling made by the division without a hearing. See Missouri Laws 288.030
  • Director: the administrative head of the division of employment security. See Missouri Laws 288.030
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Division: the division of employment security which administers this chapter. See Missouri Laws 288.030
  • Electronic funds transfer: The transfer of money between accounts by consumer electronic systems-such as automated teller machines (ATMs) and electronic payment of bills-rather than by check or cash. (Wire transfers, checks, drafts, and paper instruments do not fall into this category.) Source: OCC
  • Employing unit: any individual, organization, partnership, corporation, common paymaster, or other legal entity, including the legal representatives thereof, which has or, subsequent to June 17, 1937, had in its employ one or more individuals performing services for it within this state. See Missouri Laws 288.030
  • Employment office: a free public employment office operated by this or any other state as a part of a state controlled system of public employment offices including any location designated by the state as being a part of the one-stop career system. See Missouri Laws 288.030
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • Equipment: a motor vehicle, straight truck, tractor, semitrailer, full trailer, any combination of these and any other type of equipment used by authorized carriers in the transportation of property for hire. See Missouri Laws 288.030
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act: A federal law, established in 1971 and revised in 1997, that gives consumers the right to see their credit records and correct any mistakes. Source: OCC
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • following: when used by way of reference to any section of the statutes, mean the section next preceding or next following that in which the reference is made, unless some other section is expressly designated in the reference. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Fund: the unemployment compensation fund established by this chapter. See Missouri Laws 288.030
  • Governmental entity: the state, any political subdivision thereof, any instrumentality of any one or more of the foregoing which is wholly owned by this state and one or more other states or political subdivisions and any instrumentality of this state or any political subdivision thereof and one or more other states or political subdivisions. See Missouri Laws 288.030
  • hereafter: means the time after the statute containing it takes effect. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Initial claim: an application, in a form prescribed by the division, made by an individual for the determination of the individual's status as an insured worker. See Missouri Laws 288.030
  • Insured work: employment in the service of an employer. See Missouri Laws 288.030
  • insured worker: a worker who has been paid wages for insured work in the amount of one thousand dollars or more in at least one calendar quarter of such worker's base period and total wages in the worker's base period equal to at least one and one-half times the insured wages in that calendar quarter of the base period in which the worker's insured wages were the highest, or in the alternative, a worker who has been paid wages in at least two calendar quarters of such worker's base period and whose total base period wages are at least one and one-half times the maximum taxable wage base, taxable to any one employer, in accordance with subsection 2 of section 288. See Missouri Laws 288.030
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Misconduct: only as the term is used in this chapter, conduct or failure to act in a manner that is connected with work, regardless of whether such conduct or failure to act occurs at the workplace or during work hours, which shall include:

    (a) Conduct or a failure to act demonstrating knowing disregard of the employer's interest or a knowing violation of the standards which the employer expects of his or her employee. See Missouri Laws 288.030

  • Month: means a calendar month, and "year" means a calendar year unless otherwise expressed, and is equivalent to the words year of our Lord. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • National Bank: A bank that is subject to the supervision of the Comptroller of the Currency. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department. A national bank can be recognized because it must have "national" or "national association" in its name. Source: OCC
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • person: may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, and to partnerships and other unincorporated associations. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Property: includes real and personal property. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Recess: A temporary interruption of the legislative business.
  • Referee: a representative of the division designated to serve on an appeals tribunal. See Missouri Laws 288.030
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • State: includes , in addition to the states of the United States of America, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the Dominion of Canada. See Missouri Laws 288.030
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Supplemental appropriation: Budget authority provided in an appropriations act in addition to regular or continuing appropriations already provided. Supplemental appropriations generally are made to cover emergencies, such as disaster relief, or other needs deemed too urgent to be postponed until the enactment of next year's regular appropriations act.
  • Temporary employee: an employee assigned to work for the clients of a temporary help firm. See Missouri Laws 288.030
  • Temporary help firm: a firm that hires its own employees and assigns them to clients to support or supplement the clients' workforce in work situations such as employee absences, temporary skill shortages, seasonal workloads, and special assignments and projects. See Missouri Laws 288.030
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • United States: includes such district and territories. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Variable Rate: Having a "variable" rate means that the APR changes from time to time based on fluctuations in an external rate, normally the Prime Rate. This external rate is known as the "index." If the index changes, the variable rate normally changes. Also see Fixed Rate.
  • Waiting week: the first week of unemployment for which a claim is allowed in a benefit year or if no waiting week has occurred in a benefit year in effect on the effective date of a shared work plan, the first week of participation in a shared work unemployment compensation program pursuant to section 288. See Missouri Laws 288.030