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  286.060.  Labor and industrial relations commission, powers and duties — rules. — 1.  It shall be the duty of the labor and industrial relations commission, and it shall have power, jurisdiction and authority:

  (1)  To sue and be sued in its official name;

  (2)  To have and use an official seal bearing the following inscription: "The Labor and Industrial Relations Commission of the State of Missouri", which shall be judicially noticed;

  (3)  To have all powers, duties and responsibilities conferred or imposed upon it by the workers' compensation law (chapter 287) and by the unemployment compensation law (chapter 288);

  (4)  To approve or disapprove all rules or regulations promulgated by any division within the department.  Such rules or regulations shall not become effective until ten days after their approval by the commission and copies thereof have been filed in the office of the secretary of state;

  (5)  To establish and maintain as far as practicable a central system of collecting, preparing, compiling and reporting all material for statistical use in all divisions of the department of labor and industrial relations, and to this end the department shall have access to the books and records of all state departments, except those which are required by law to be kept confidential.  The commission may by regulation permit employers or other persons to file combined reports of information required by law to be reported to the several divisions within the department whenever it finds that same or similar information is required by law to be reported by such employers or persons to more than one division within the department;

  (6)  To maintain, as far as practicable, a central system for payroll and other accounting for the several divisions in the department;

  (7)  To compile and publish, in printed form, the laws under which the commission and the various divisions in the department operate, together with all rules and regulations (except such rules and regulations which relate to the internal management of the department) which have been adopted by or with the approval of the commission, and to furnish copies thereof to any citizen of the state upon request;

  (8)  To adopt all regulations necessary to the efficient internal management of the department, not inconsistent with any provisions of law, and such regulations shall become effective immediately upon adoption, unless the commission shall otherwise order; to adopt regulations governing its proceedings in connection with the exercise of its quasi-judicial functions, and such regulations shall become effective ten days after copies thereof are filed in the office of the secretary of state;

  (9)  The commission or any member thereof may hold hearings, require the attendance of witnesses, administer oaths and take testimony;

  (10)  Each of the commissioners shall have power to certify to official acts;

  (11)  To prepare and submit to each regular session of the general assembly and to the governor at the beginning of each session of the general assembly, a complete and detailed report of the activities of the department, including the activities of each division within the department, during the preceding biennial period.  Such report shall include a balance sheet of the moneys in the various administrative funds under its jurisdiction as well as all information required to be reported by the various laws under its jurisdiction, which reports shall be in lieu of any report to the general assembly now required by law for any department or office, the powers and duties of which are by this chapter vested in a division in the department of labor and industrial relations;

  (12)  To require the division of employment security to furnish it with a stenographer or clerk to file, process and keep records of all cases appealed from that division to the labor and industrial relations commission; and*

  (13)  To have and perform such other powers and duties as may be conferred or imposed upon it by law.

  2.  No rule or portion of a rule promulgated under the authority of this chapter shall become effective unless it has been promulgated pursuant to the provisions of section 536.024.


(L. 1945 p. 1101 § 6, A.L. 1947 V. II p. 278, A.L. 1980 H.B. 1396, A.L. 1995 S.B. 3 and A.L. 1995 H.B. 300 & 95, A.L. 2011 H.B. 315)

*Word "and" does not appear in original rolls.


Additional duties, director of division of workers' compensation, 286.121

Workers' compensation claims to be reviewed only by administrative law judges, commission or appellate courts, 287.801

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