“Money Smart Month” kicked off Saturday with a “grow your money” event at the Jack Reardon Center in Kansas City, Kan., featuring Operation HOPE founder John Hope Bryant and a “Shark Tank”-style contest for high school entrepreneurial teams.
Laws vary from state to state about whether employees have the right to view their personnel files. Generally, for private-sector employees, there is no right of access, but employers often are advised to let employees look.
The Central Exchange and the Women’s Empowerment program established by Mayor Sly James of Kansas City are sponsoring the local “pitch” event tied to InnovateHER, a competition established by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The main criterion is to present a “potential or existing commercial product or service that fills a marketplace need related to challenges facing women and families.”
Labor Secretary Tom Perez told Congress that his agency is still working on President Barack Obama’s directive a year ago that the department come up with new rules to make more workers eligible for overtime pay for working beyond their scheduled hours. Perez said a few more months are needed.
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Target is raising the minimum wage for its hourly workers next month to at least $9 an hour, following in the footsteps of Wal-Mart and TJX. Wal-Mart, Target’s biggest rival, announced plans in February to boost hourly pay to at least $9 by April and then to $10 by next February.
Tenured law professors pulled in a median salary of $143,509 in 2014, according to a report released by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources. All told, professor salaries rose 2 percent in 2014, edging above the inflation rate and pushing the median pay for tenured professors to $100,087.
Nearly 120 low-wage workers and their advocates rallied Tuesday in Kansas City to call attention to safety problems in fast-food restaurants. The protest was staged at 5 p.m. in front of a McDonald’s restaurant at 3051 Van Brunt Blvd.
Kansas City area employers looking to fill about 500 job openings are signed up to attend the JobNewsKC.com Career Expo scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 24 at the Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Blvd.
The layoffs are scheduled to begin the week of May 11 and continue through the end of September, the company said. Harley’s plant near Kansas City International Airport builds the Dyna, Street and V-Rod motorcycles. About 755 people are currently employed there.
The pay gap between men and women will close in 2058 if current trends continue, says “The Status of Women in the States: 2015,” a project of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. But in Missouri, parity wouldn’t be reached until 2066. In Kansas, it would be 2072. Overall, Kansas got a C+ grade and Missouri a C-.
The program, hosted by the Missouri Trade Justice Coalition, is scheduled from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the offices of the Communications Workers of America Local 6360, at 6415 Universal Ave., in Kansas City. The event is open to the public.
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United Automobile Workers delegates attending a bargaining convention in Detroit made it clear Tuesday that they want the elimination of the two-tier wage structure as well as wage increases during this year's contract talks with General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler.
Well-paid jobs - that is the simple and highest priority that the Ford United Automobile Workers union negotiating team has as it negotiates a new national agreement to replace the four-year pact that expires in September.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' labor costs for its U.S. workers are now on par with Toyota and Honda and about $10 less per hour than crosstown rivals General Motors and Ford, according to a report published Monday by the Center for Automotive Research.
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