<![CDATA[Workplace Business News | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/ en-us Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:25:04 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:25:04 CST Workplace 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com Hallmark adds jobs in Liberty as Enfield, Conn., warehouse closes http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article80311412.html#storylink=rss More than 500 jobs are affected by warehouse closure

Distribution work is consolidated in Liberty, where 345 jobs have been added

About 300 more Liberty jobs are due to be added this summer, Hallmark says

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Verizon, unions reach deal in principle for 4-year contract http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article80333227.html#storylink=rss Striking Verizon employees may be back to work next week after the company and its unions reached an agreement in principle for a four-year contract.

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Fri, 27 May 2016 16:24:04 CDT By TALI ARBEL ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article80333227.html
Are you losing sleep because of work? http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article80127792.html#storylink=rss Sleep deprivation affects many workers

Long hours, split shifts and family responsibilities cut into sleep

Too little sleep hurts health and mental sharpness

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Fri, 27 May 2016 06:00:00 CDT

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FedEx is hiring more than 150 package handlers at three area locations http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article79556762.html#storylink=rss The company said it has openings for part-time and full-time workers

For more information, go to fedex.watchasort.com or contact Allie Addoms at 412-747-4277 or allie.addoms@fedex.com

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Americans have disparate access to retirement plans http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article79507267.html#storylink=rss Americans who want to retire may face very unequal paths to get there depending on where they live.

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Tue, 24 May 2016 10:03:30 CDT By SARAH SKIDMORE SELL ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article79507267.html
High court ruling helps federal workers file job bias claims http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article79249382.html#storylink=rss The Supreme Court is making it easier for federal workers to file employment discrimination lawsuits after quitting their jobs over conditions they consider intolerable.

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Mon, 23 May 2016 09:44:05 CDT By SAM HANANEL ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article79249382.html
Verizon, striking unions reach tentative agreement http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article80416237.html#storylink=rss PHILADELPHIA - Verizon Communications Inc. and its striking unions have reached a tentative agreement, U.S. Secretary of Thomas Perez said Friday.

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Fri, 27 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By JANE M. VON BERGEN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article80416237.html
5 side gigs that can make you rich http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article79990897.html#storylink=rss Earning extra money on the side can be easy when you know what types of opportunities to look for. Whether you want to pay off student loan debt, start saving for a big-ticket purchase or build up a fund for the future, finding one of the best side jobs out there is a great way to reach your goal.

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Thu, 26 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By AUTUMN ROSE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article79990897.html
To make a good impression, make it quick http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article79473902.html#storylink=rss PITTSBURGH - Time may be shorter than you think to make a good impression on the job.

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Tue, 24 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By KRIS B. MAMULA ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article79473902.html
Saving her brother's life now her career http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article79473817.html#storylink=rss PITTSBURGH - Lisa Boyette coveted that career - the scientist in the white coat hunched over a microscope in a university lab, floating on a river of government research money, leading to medical breakthroughs and growing prestige as her career opened up like the big sky in Georgia where she was born.

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Tue, 24 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By KRIS B. MAMULA ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article79473817.html
Balancing Act: As work schedules become flexible, so do options for childcare http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article79473892.html#storylink=rss Today's workers often want flexibility in their work. That, and the changes that followed the recession, have led to a freelance economy, shared working spaces and individualized job schedules.

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Tue, 24 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By CINDY KRISCHER GOODMAN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article79473892.html
Your Office Coach: Don't let co-worker's painkiller use go unchecked http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article79474057.html#storylink=rss Q: Our human resources director has been using prescription painkillers for a very long time. "Lisa" often appears foggy and dazed and occasionally falls asleep at her computer. She readily admits to taking this medication at work, so she's not trying to hide anything. Since Lisa and I report to the same vice president, I have previously made him aware of this issue. However, he seems reluctant to address it. Do you have any suggestions?

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Tue, 24 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By MARIE G. MCINTYRE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article79474057.html
Rex Huppke: Caregivers are winning workplace discrimination cases http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article79474062.html#storylink=rss "Almost everyone is going to be a caregiver at some point in his or her life, so employers need to recognize that and adapt."

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Tue, 24 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By REX HUPPKE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article79474062.html
Liz Reyer: How to handle a co-worker's abrupt exit http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article79474067.html#storylink=rss Q: A colleague left our company suddenly, leaving her work in disarray and the team upset. As the team lead, how do I handle this to prevent issues both internally and externally?

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Tue, 24 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By LIZ REYER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article79474067.html
Diane Stafford: The discrimination lawsuit you didn't see coming http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article79474187.html#storylink=rss Employee lawsuits alleging "family responsibilities discrimination" are growing at a faster rate than any other kind of employment discrimination case, according to a new study.

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Tue, 24 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By DIANE STAFFORD ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article79474187.html
Why paid parental leave won't go national http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article79473822.html#storylink=rss LOS ANGELES - San Francisco is making labor history by becoming the first U.S. city to require employers to offer fully paid leave to new parents.

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Tue, 24 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By JAMES F. PELTZ ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article79473822.html
The discrimination lawsuit you didn’t see coming http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article78591747.html#storylink=rss Researcher finds 4,400 cases alleging workplace bias because of family care obligations

Report says such lawsuits mushroomed in the last decade

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Thu, 19 May 2016 10:02:33 CDT

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Hiring hurdle: Finding workers who can pass a drug test http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article78726632.html#storylink=rss One in 10 Americans reported in 2014 that they had used illicit drugs within the past month

Many people who apply for jobs simply skip drug tests they know they cannot pass

In some industries like trucking, testing is mandated by federal law for safety reasons

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Pharma firm president: Drug affordability is issue the industry needs to address http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article78565902.html#storylink=rss CHICAGO - Ramona Sequeira was explaining why she reorganized divisions within her company when she said, "The functional organization that we had was suboptimizing our business and our ability to adapt and respond."

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Thu, 19 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By AMEET SACHDEV ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article78565902.html
3 ways smart people lose their jobs http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article78565972.html#storylink=rss Intelligent people can lose their jobs for silly reasons. While some of the mistakes are due to momentary lapses, others result from serious judgment problems.

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Thu, 19 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By CAROLINE BANTON ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article78565972.html
More workers will be eligible for overtime pay, but employers are still figuring out who they are http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article78318912.html#storylink=rss U.S. Department of Labor publishes new regulations

More employees will need to track their time on the job

Workers who make $47,476 or less will be eligible for overtime

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Millions of workers could get pay hikes under new overtime rules http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article78236897.html#storylink=rss It establishes a pay threshold of $47,476 a year for those working more than 40 hours a week

That is twice the current level of $23,660 a year, which has been unchanged for more than a decade

In addition, the Labor Department rules will allow for future increases every three years

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Companies strive to protect their LGBT workers while abroad http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article78243132.html#storylink=rss Gay employees face threats in countries where homosexuality is a crime

Businesses grapple with how to keep people safe

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Another lawsuit alleges Cerner failed to pay overtime http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article78158912.html#storylink=rss Overtime lawsuits draw national attention

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Some Uber drivers object to proposed $100 million settlement http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article78161912.html#storylink=rss One hundred million dollars is enough to fund a blockbuster movie, snap up several Beverly Hills mansions and, in Uber's case, potentially settle two class-action lawsuits filed by drivers in California and Massachusetts who want to be classified as employees rather than contractors.

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Tue, 17 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By TRACEY LIEN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article78161912.html
Final EEOC rule sets limits for financial incentives on wellness programs http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article78166767.html#storylink=rss Employer wellness programs can gather medical information from employees and spouses - so long as financial incentives or penalties don't exceed 30 percent of the annual cost for an individual in the company's group health plan, according to final rules issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Monday.

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Tue, 17 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By JULIE APPLEBY ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article78166767.html
Your current job may send wrong signal to future employers http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article78033562.html#storylink=rss PITTSBURGH - Ever wonder how much taking a job below your skill level could affect your prospects for future employment?

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Tue, 17 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By LEN BOSELOVIC ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article78033562.html
Firm tries to ensure opioids are not overprescribed http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article78033567.html#storylink=rss PHILADELPHIA - For many, the path from opioid use to heroin addiction begins at work when an injury sustained on the job is treated, or rather, over-treated, with painkillers such as Oxycontin or Vicodin.

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Tue, 17 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By JANE M. VON BERGEN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article78033567.html
IT entrepreneur tried to build the company for which he would like to work http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article78033572.html#storylink=rss MINNEAPOLIS - Tom Salonek, frustrated in his first job as an information technology professional at a publish company, started the software and training firm Intertech in his house in 1991. Guided by core values he learned working on his family's dairy farm, he has tried to build the company for which he would like to work. With recruiting at the forefront of the company's challenges, he's counting on that approach to help ensure a supply of top IT talent. Another selling point: a workplace that values and rewards engaged employees.

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Tue, 17 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By NEAL ST. ANTHONY ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article78033572.html
Your Office Coach: Let boss handle bratty subordinate http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article78033757.html#storylink=rss Q: One of my employees consistently disregards my instructions. We work in a retail store, and "Jesse" is a cashier. Jesse frequently violates company policy by texting and playing games on his phone when he doesn't have customers. He also takes long breaks and wanders away from his register.

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Tue, 17 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By MARIE G. MCINTYRE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article78033757.html