Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry
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The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry understands that the quality of life in our state depends on quality jobs for Missourians. To that end, we have one simple mission: to protect and advance Missouri business.


Whether you are part of a small business, large corporation, or manage a local chamber of commerce or association, the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry provides you with a voice of experience and influence. Our staff of policy experts, lobbyists, and legal advisors make up the state’s largest and most influential business association representing more than 3,000 employers who provide more than 425,000 jobs for Missourians.


All Missouri Chamber members have access to these valuable benefits:


  • Effective representation before the Missouri General Assembly, government agencies, and the courts to reduce taxes, limit regulation, support infrastructure improvements, protect the education system, and foster positive economic development opportunities for Missouri employers.
  • Valuable tools to help you grow your business, including a wide variety of business products and services and networking opportunities.
  • Cutting-edge information, including online and print publications and an extensive seminar program, to keep you informed of the issues impacting your business.
  • Leadership and professional development for youth and adults, through our extensive education programs.

Erin Schilling

    Erin Schilling provides advice, counsel, and peace of mind so that employers can focus on what they do best – operating their businesses. 

    She draws on prior experience in the human resources field to provide training and advice to employers on compliance with various state and federal statutes, including Title VII, the Fair Labor Standards Act, affirmative action laws, and, in particular, leave issues concerning the Family Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. In addition, Erin oversees the preparation of affirmative action plans and has successfully defended clients in Department of Labor compliance reviews.

    Erin also represents employers in state court, federal court, and before state and federal agencies, defending clients against allegations of sexual harassment, retaliation, and breach of contract, as well as discrimination claims including age, race, disability, religion, national origin, and sex discrimination.

    Distinctions

    • Selected for inclusion in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2013-2015
    • "Rising Star" recognition by Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2012
    • "Up and Coming Lawyers" recognition by Missouri Lawyers Weekly, 2008
    • Recipient of Lawyers Association of Kansas City Young Lawyers Public Service Award, 2008

    Memberships

    • American Bar Association
    • Defense Research Institute
      • Young Lawyers Section
        • Publications Committee, 2006-present
    • Kansas Bar Association
      • Labor and Employment Section, 2007-2014 
        • President, 2010
    • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
    • Lawyers Association of Kansas City
      • Young Lawyers Section
        • President, 2009-2010
        • Board of Directors, 2005-2010
    • The Missouri Bar
    • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
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Greg Ballew

    Greg Ballew is a partner in the Kansas City office. Greg has successfully defended employers in state and federal court litigation throughout the United States and in over 80 labor arbitration proceedings, including cases in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee.

    Greg also assists employers who have received charges of discrimination from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and similar state agencies and counsels employers regarding discipline/termination issues and compliance with employment laws, including wage and hour laws.

    Since 1999, Greg has served as a contributing editor for the American Bar Association (ABA) legal treatise The Developing Labor Law. Greg is "AV" Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. 

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Michelle Anderson

    Michelle Anderson represents employers in all aspects of employment law in both state and federal courts, and before administrative agencies. Her practice focuses on representing employers against claims of unlawful discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, violations of leave and disability laws, and wage and hour related issues.

    Michelle also litigates and advises employers on issues arising out of employee defection, including the prosecution and defense of claims involving non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, breaches of fiduciary duty and violations of trade secret laws.

    Michelle provides guidance in the areas of employee handbooks, wage and hour compliance, policy and procedure development, and management training. Her entire legal career has focused on labor and employment law.

    Michelle has participated in more than two dozen employment practices reviews; including large multi-state employee handbook and policy reviews that cover all 50 states. She has provided policy advice and evaluation to employers as small as five and to those with thousands of employees.

    Her experience covers a variety of industries, including, but not limited to, staffing, healthcare, dentistry, production, manufacturing, restaurant, and hospitality. Michelle has also conducted wage and hour audits to determine proper employee classifications and payment under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

    Prior to practicing law, Michelle had a successful career in workforce development where she operated employment and training programs for a private non-profit corporation under contracts from the Department of Labor (DOL), the Washington State Department of Community, Trade, and Economic Development (CTED), and the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS).

    Michelle's background in executive management and workforce development has yielded practical knowledge and experience in addressing numerous workplace issues. Michelle has wide exposure to the challenges facing today's businesses and supervisors; ranging from compliance with state and federal employment requirements to hiring, training, evaluating, and retaining employees in an ever changing labor market.

    Michelle was included in Louisiana Super Lawyers - Rising Stars in 2016.

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