Business

Contest spotlights women-friendly and family-friendly products and services

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.”

Workplace

Labor secretary says new overtime rules are coming soon

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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