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Employment Reference Rules in Missouri

Filed under Managing the Workplace. Fact checked on June 22, 2012.

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Employers in Missouri must comply with these state rules on providing service letters for former employees.

In Missouri, corporations having seven or more employees must provide service letters to a former employee who worked for at least 90 days.

The former employee must request the letter in writing within a reasonable period after he or she left the business.

The letter, which must be issued within 45 days of the request, must state:

  • the nature and character of the services rendered
  • employment dates
  • for what cause, if any, the employee quit or was discharged

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