<![CDATA[Workplace Business News | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/ en-us Tue, 17 Jun 2014 12:59:32 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 17 Jun 2014 12:59:32 CDT Workplace 60 Diane Stafford: Some retailers stop on-call scheduling http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article38120934.html#storylink=rss Some retailers phase out just-in-time shifts

Workers seek more stable scheduling

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Fri, 09 Oct 2015 01:00:00 CDT

At White House, KC burger worker calls for higher wages http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article38089449.html#storylink=rss Terrence Wise has been working in the fast food industry for more than 20 years

On Wednesday, he introduced President Obama at a forum on labor issues in the East Room

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Wed, 07 Oct 2015 13:11:00 CDT

Letters warn retired Teamsters of big pension cuts http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article38130138.html#storylink=rss Any reorganization of the decades-old Central States Pension Fund would take months

Members of Kansas City local plan to rally Saturday and protest the efforts to cut their pensions

A reorganization could serve as a model for other retirement plans with similar financial problems

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Wed, 07 Oct 2015 17:42:19 CDT

UPS is hiring in the Kansas City area http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article37937352.html#storylink=rss Locations are 14650 Santa Fe Trail Drive in Lenexa and 223 N. James St. in KCK

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Tue, 06 Oct 2015 09:39:20 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article37937352.html
Overland Park executive search firm Wood Snodgrass makes changes http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article37957719.html#storylink=rss Steve Snodgrass has bought Bill Wood’s interest in Wood Snodgrass

Wood will remain with Wood Snodgrass as a consultant

Brian Kuntz has joined the firm and will lead a new division

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Tue, 06 Oct 2015 11:22:29 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article37957719.html
Federal labor complaint targets 17 Houlihan’s restaurants on the East Coast http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article38006610.html#storylink=rss Charges “pervasive skimming” of employees’ pay and tips

Federal lawsuit could recover millions for workers

Kansas City-based Houlihan’s Inc. was not named in the lawsuit

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Tue, 06 Oct 2015 17:18:56 CDT

UAW threatens strike in contract talks with Fiat Chrysler http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article37967265.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 21:25:05 CDT By TOM KRISHER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article37967265.html Public meeting on low-wage issues will be held Thursday http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article37796502.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 05 Oct 2015 11:42:25 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article37796502.html Women’s Employment Network to hold job fair Oct. 20 http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article37795488.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 05 Oct 2015 11:32:12 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article37795488.html Kansas City gained jobs in August but lagged most big cities’ growth http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article37778553.html#storylink=rss 49 of 51 large metro areas gained jobs versus a year ago

KC’s growth of 1.2% ranked 42nd

Figures for all 51 metro areas here

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Mon, 05 Oct 2015 08:18:42 CDT

Fight brewing over Missouri cutting jobless benefits http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article37757343.html#storylink=rss Democrats question whether the bill is constitutional, and most expect a legal challenge

Benefits would drop to 13 weeks from 20 weeks when unemployment rate is below 6 percent

Missouri’s unemployment rate stands at 5.8 percent, but some counties are still as high as 11 percent

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Sun, 04 Oct 2015 20:53:46 CDT

UAW and Ford reach tentative contract agreement at Claycomo plant http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article37551510.html#storylink=rss Deal avoids possibility of Sunday walkout

Ford Claycomo plant produces popular F-150 pickup

Talks continue at national level with Big Three automakers

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Sat, 03 Oct 2015 14:16:33 CDT

Lackluster job numbers raise concerns about the economy http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article37401180.html#storylink=rss Only 142,000 jobs were added in September

Wal-Mart laid off 450 workers at its headquarters

Stocks finished the day with a solid gain

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Fri, 02 Oct 2015 17:54:35 CDT

Diane Stafford: How not to apply for a job http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article37185120.html#storylink=rss Don’t ask to interview because you have free time

Don’t send a resume with irrelevant experience

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Fri, 02 Oct 2015 02:00:00 CDT

Lawsuit: Pork roll company fired employee for passing gas http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article37362033.html#storylink=rss Lawsuit claims man suffered serious consequences from gastric bypass surgery

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Fri, 02 Oct 2015 14:32:19 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article37362033.html
Area job growth rate trails the national average http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article37097808.html#storylink=rss Area nonfarm employment rose 1.2 percent from August 2014 to August 2015

But the national growth rate for that period was 2.1 percent

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Wed, 30 Sep 2015 14:18:49 CDT

Take stress out of the interview process http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article38172621.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 08 Oct 2015 03:00:00 CDT By PATRICIA SABATINI ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article38172621.html Rex Huppke: Women are underrepresented at work, and yes, there are ways to fix it http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article37927992.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 03:00:00 CDT By REX HUPPKE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article37927992.html United CEO talks coffee, bag fees and lousy flights http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article37927932.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 03:00:00 CDT By GREGORY KARP ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article37927932.html A job interview on a Ferris wheel? Um, OK http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article37927920.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 03:00:00 CDT By ALEXIA ELEJALDE-RUIZ ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article37927920.html How to be an inspirational leader http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article37928247.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 03:00:00 CDT By ALEXIA ELEJALDE-RUIZ ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article37928247.html Your Office Coach: How to defeat favoritism http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article37928322.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 03:00:00 CDT By MARIE G. MCINTYRE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article37928322.html Balancing Act: Pope's call for strong families stirs reflection on US workplaces http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article37928319.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 03:00:00 CDT By CINDY KRISCHER GOODMAN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article37928319.html Liz Reyer: Going offline just might be cure for crankiness http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article37927995.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 03:00:00 CDT By LIZ REYER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article37927995.html Diane Stafford: How not to apply for a job http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article37927998.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 03:00:00 CDT By DIANE STAFFORD ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article37927998.html Federal labor ruling divides owners, workers on small business model http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article37927923.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 03:00:00 CDT By DANIEL MOORE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article37927923.html Former UBS employee wins court ruling that bolsters whistleblower protections http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article37847019.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 05 Oct 2015 03:00:00 CDT By MARA LEE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article37847019.html UAW Local 249 sets strike deadline at Ford Claycomo plant http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article37076007.html#storylink=rss Claycomo walkout could begin Sunday

Local issues are separate from national talks

Negotiations continue

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Wed, 30 Sep 2015 11:27:35 CDT

Whole Foods to stop selling products made by inmates http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article37088244.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 30 Sep 2015 15:27:23 CDT By CANDICE CHOI ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article37088244.html KC labor leader is appointed to new Federal Reserve community advisory council http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article36919149.html#storylink=rss Patrick Dujakovich, president of the Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO, is one of 15 appointees to the council

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Tue, 29 Sep 2015 11:15:50 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article36919149.html