Labor and Industrial Relations Commission

PO Box 599
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Phone: (573)-751-2461
Fax: (573)-751-7806

Email: lirc@dolir.mo.gov
Website: http://www.labor.mo.gov/LIRC/

Details on Board or Commission

Authority: RSMo 286.010

Department: Labor and Industrial Relations

Mission: The Labor and Industrial Relations Commission is the highest administrative appellate body, reviewing workers' compensation, unemployment compensation, crime victims' compensation and tort victims compensation cases. The Commission conducts evidentiary hearings pertaining to prevailing wage objections to the general and annual wage orders. In connection with appellate duties, the Commission holds hearings and issues written opinions, which are subject to review by the Supreme Court and courts of lesser appellate jurisdiction. The Commission approves all administrative rules under which the Department of Labor and its agencies operate (except the Commission on Human Rights).

Function: The Labor and Industrial Relations Commission is the highest administrative appellate body, reviewing workers' compensation, unemployment compensation, crime victims' compensation and tort victims' compensation cases. The Commission conducts evidentiary hearings pertaining to prevailing wage objections to the general and annual wage orders. In connection with appellate duties, the Commission holds hearings and issues written opinions, which are subject to review by the Supreme Court and courts of lesser appellate jurisdiction. The Commission approves all administrative rules under which the Department of Labor and its agencies operate (except the Commission on Human Rights).

SubCommittees: none

Details on Meetings

Number of meetings: Members serve in full-time positions. Business is not conducted by meeting.

Location of meetings: The Commission's office is located in Jefferson City; hearings may be held anywhere in the state.

Duration of meetings: not applicable

Preparation time for meetings: not applicable

Total time commitment: full-time

Details on Members

Total members: 3

Appointed members: 3

Term length: 6 years

Compensation: Members receive a salary and reimbursement for realized and necessary expenses.

Member Requirements: 1 member must be an employee representative, 1 must be an employer representative, and 1 must be an attorney representing the public; the Governor designates one of these as chair

Political Requirements: yes, not more than 2 members may be members of the same political party

Geographic Requirements: yes, members must have resided in Missouri for 5 years immediately preceding appointment

Senate Consent Required: Yes

Members

Mr. Curtis E. Chick(D)
Employee Representative
Jefferson City
Term begins: Oct 26, 2011
Term expires: Jul 27, 2014

Mr. Reid K Forrester(R)
Representative of Employers
Jefferson City
Term begins: May 10, 2018
Term expires: Jun 27, 2022

Mr. Robert William Cornejo(R) Chair
Representative of Public/Attorney
Saint Peters
Term begins: Aug 22, 2018
Term expires: Jun 27, 2024