<![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 When should you rat on a co-worker? http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article86848547.html#storylink=rss Exercise common sense over paranoia

Report dangerous behavior to authorities

Burden is on employers and employees

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Kansas teens fired for discussing unequal pay find new jobs http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article87004872.html#storylink=rss Two weeks ago, Jensen Walcott and Jake Reed were let go from their summer jobs for discussing wages

The National Labor Relations Board says it’s illegal to fire employees for sharing pay information

Walcott and Reed said they didn’t expect the story to receive national attention

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Area receives a $5 million grant for high-tech training http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article86718057.html#storylink=rss Full Employment Council is getting the grant from the U.S. Department of Labor

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016 16:51:38 CDT

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There are no easy answers in combating employee embezzlement http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article86762127.html#storylink=rss Kansas City area companies, big and small, have been victimized

So far in 2016, several area cases have involved thefts of more than $1 million

An expert notes: “Often it is the star employee walking out in handcuffs”

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016 18:27:58 CDT

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Kansas City area saw a 4.1 percent unemployment rate in May http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article86601512.html#storylink=rss That was up from 3.8 percent in April, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported

Area’s payroll jobs have grown by about 14,400 over 12 months

About 3,000 more unemployed area residents were actively job searching last month than in April

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016 09:50:47 CDT

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Teen’s wage disparity at KCK pizza shop fires up equal-pay debate — and Hillary Clinton http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article86226237.html#storylink=rss Bonner Springs teen Jensen Walcott has become an accidental champion for equal pay for women in recent days

Walcott compared her wage at a Legends pizza place with that of her male friend and learned that she was making less

When she asked management about it, she was fired

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 13:15:39 CDT

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Employers can help women close the retirement savings gap http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article86266807.html#storylink=rss Research shows five of six women are not saving enough for retirement

Companies can offer financial education and provide help with investments, among other things

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:37:53 CDT

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Baby boomers’ retirement: The country’s biggest and most predictable train wreck? http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article85981067.html#storylink=rss Aging population is a massive global issue

By 2029, 20 percent of the population will be 65 or older

Medicare and Social Security will be strained by all the baby boomers

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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 14:57:03 CDT

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United Airlines, flight attendants' union agree on contract http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article85766147.html#storylink=rss United Airlines has tentatively negotiated a new contract for its 25,000 flight attendants, who will hold a ratification vote.

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Four steps to stem political disruption at work http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article85282967.html#storylink=rss Employers need policies to stop overt campaigning

Corporate culture should discourage polarizing talk

Burden is on individuals to stay calm

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 07:00:00 CDT

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In tight job market, Mall of America goes out of its way to hire, keep workers http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article86581732.html#storylink=rss MINNEAPOLIS - Managers at the Mall of America can often tell when an employee doesn't have a good place to sleep.

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By KAVITA KUMAR ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article86581732.html
How Clif Bar's Thao Pham found community and came to help others http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article86365742.html#storylink=rss ALAMEDA, Calif. - The gig: Thao Pham, 44, is the vice president of community at Clif Bar & Co. and the executive director of the Clif Bar Family Foundation. Her team of eight people works with nonprofits, organizes volunteers and ensures that the Emeryville, Calif., food company gives back to the communities from which it draws.

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By TRACEY LIEN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article86365742.html
Why office dress codes keep getting more casual http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article86365822.html#storylink=rss LOS ANGELES - If you work in an office, what did you wear today?

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By JAMES F. PELTZ ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article86365822.html
Father and son surgeons take work to heart http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article86365837.html#storylink=rss ST. LOUIS - From a very young age, Jeremy Leidenfrost wanted to be just like his dad.

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By SAMANTHA LISS ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article86365837.html
Liz Reyer: Feeling burnout out at work? You may benefit from taking broad view http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article86365757.html#storylink=rss Q: I think I'm on the edge of burnout. I'm crabby at work and losing interest in what I do, even though I know I actually like it. How can I get back on track?

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By LIZ REYER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article86365757.html
Rex Huppke: Workplace harassment is alive and well http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article86365752.html#storylink=rss You would think by now, with seemingly endless training sessions and awareness-raising programs and strongly worded policies in employee handbooks, that American workplaces would be largely devoid of harassment.

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By REX HUPPKE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article86365752.html
Your Office Coach: Retired worker attends company functions without paying http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article86366042.html#storylink=rss Q: One of our retirees keeps showing up at employee social functions. "Gary" stopped working here three years ago, yet he still attends every gathering and is usually among the last to leave. He even won the grand prize at our big raffle drawing last year.

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By MARIE G. MCINTYRE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article86366042.html
Balancing Act: When work slows in summer, work out http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article86366037.html#storylink=rss Almost every day, Sergio Perez walks to the supermarket from his Miami office to grab lunch, trekking about a mile each way. While the heat can be intense in summer months, Perez, who works 50 to 60 hours a week in financial services, says the routine is the easiest way to squeeze fitness into his work-life balance.

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By CINDY KRISCHER GOODMAN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article86366037.html
Diane Stafford: 4 steps to stem political disruption at work http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article86366047.html#storylink=rss Take it outside: That's the overarching advice for any employee who feels the need to share political opinions at work.

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By DIANE STAFFORD ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article86366047.html
6 biggest career mistakes college grads make http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article85455932.html#storylink=rss An estimated 3.8 million students will graduate with an associate's, bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree in 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. While some of the students will continue their studies, others will start their careers right away.

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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By VALENCIA HIGUERA ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article85455932.html
Truck driver shortage stymies trash day for Deffenbaugh and Town & Country http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article85130107.html#storylink=rss Service problems around the Kansas City area have sparked customer and municipal complaints

Trash companies say a shortage of drivers has hindered efforts and they’re hiring as fast as they can

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 17:29:57 CDT

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Local janitors gain pay raises in new union contract with cleaning businesses http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article85067342.html#storylink=rss Service Employees International Union members overwhelmingly ratified four-year agreement

Contract guarantees annual raises and puts janitors on target toward a wage of $15 an hour

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:26:37 CDT

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Manager forged her work ethic at the fair http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article84984282.html#storylink=rss PITTSBURGH - Working long hours over a container of hot grease. Temperatures in the 90s. Earning $2 a hour and all the funnel cakes she could eat.

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By TERESA F. LINDEMAN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article84984282.html
Finally, jobs for new college grads &#239;&#191;&#189; just maybe not the jobs they wanted http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article84984292.html#storylink=rss KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It may be the best time to graduate from college since the Great Recession. The rate of unemployment for recent graduates is under 5 percent and job prospects are finally brightening.

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By RUTH SERVEN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article84984292.html
Your Office Coach: What to do about womanizing boss? http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article84984537.html#storylink=rss Q: The owner of our small business appears to be having an affair. "Barry's" office is about 10 feet from my desk, and the door is always open, so I hear everything he says. For the past month, Barry has been having highly suggestive phone conversations with a woman whom he apparently sees in the evenings or on weekends.

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By MARIE G. MCINTYRE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article84984537.html
Early sewage plant job taught bank executive life-long lesson http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article84984597.html#storylink=rss PITTSBURGH - Retired senior PNC Bank executive Joe Guyaux recalls years ago being eager to tell his father about a job he had lined up as a page at a downtown Pittsburgh brokerage firm during his summer break from Brown University.

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By PATRICIA SABATINI ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article84984597.html
Rex Huppke: Dealing with summer in the workplace http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article84984542.html#storylink=rss One of the primary jobs of any dispenser of workplace advice is to make people feel better about the fact that they're stuck inside a dreadful office building, cordoned off from the joys of the world outside.

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By REX HUPPKE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article84984542.html
Diane Stafford: Are you a work martyr? You'd better beware http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article84984547.html#storylink=rss Use it or lose it. If you're like many American workers, you are throwing away your paid time off.

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By DIANE STAFFORD ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article84984547.html
Balancing Act: Millennial dads expect to share parenting http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article84984672.html#storylink=rss The first thing Shawn McAskill does when he arrives at his Pompano Beach, Fla., home after an hour's commute from Miami is take a deep breath and prepare for the chaos about to ensue. A 29-year-old father of two young boys and the family's sole income earner, McAskill says it's expected that he will help his wife with dinner, bath time and getting his sons to bed. "I don't have a chance to blow off steam because when I get home, I'm still on the clock," he says.

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By CINDY KRISCHER GOODMAN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article84984672.html
Liz Reyer: Summer planning includes vacations, too http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article84984677.html#storylink=rss Continuing the theme of summer survival tactics, this week's column focuses on planning for chaos. While last week was all about serenity and inner management of stress, this week is all about steps and tools to help things run as smoothly as possible.

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By LIZ REYER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article84984677.html