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Separation From Employment: Missouri

Separation From Employment requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Brightmine Editorial Team


  • Employment relationships in Missouri are presumed to be at-will, meaning they can be terminated by either party, at any time, with or without cause. See Termination for Cause.
  • Missouri law provides whistleblower protections for employees. See Whistleblowers.
  • When an employer terminates an employee's employment, with or without cause, the employee must be paid all wages due on the day of termination. See Termination Pay.