<![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 Are you excited about a coming raise? Don’t be http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article29716393.html#storylink=rss The Employment Cost Index rose at its slowest pace since records began in 1982, just 0.2 percent. In the past year, the index is up only an anemic 2 percent. Just three months ago, it was up 2.6 percent in the previous 12 months.

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Diane Stafford: Involuntary part-time workers aren’t happy http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article29645539.html#storylink=rss It makes a big difference if you’re working part-time because you want to or if part-time is all you can get. Part-timers by choice generally are satisfied with their work lives, a survey finds.

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Menorah Medical Center nurses will call attention to pay and staffing at Friday evening rally http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article29583457.html#storylink=rss The nurses are in negotiations with the hospital. Their union plans a rally and informational picket on Friday evening in the 5700 block of West 119th Street. A spokeswoman for the hospital said the activity won’t interfere with patient service.

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:57:11 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article29583457.html
Petitioners want a November vote in Kansas City on a minimum wage of $15 per hour http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article29593351.html#storylink=rss That follows a business group’s announcement of a referendum campaign to oppose an increase above the state-mandated minimum of $7.65 per hour. Both sides are dissatisfied with the City Council’s July 16 vote to raise the base wage to $8.50 per hour on Aug. 24 and $13 per hour by 2020.

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Coding schools offer a fast-track shot at information technology jobs and aim to fill skill gaps http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/technology/article29497801.html#storylink=rss Concentrated programs aren’t your traditional schooling, but the tech sector says it can use more coders — now. In Kansas City, more than 2,000 technology jobs are vacant. Nationally, that number jumps to half a million, according to the White House.

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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:05:14 CDT

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Payroll jobs are growing slowly in the Kansas City area http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article29370061.html#storylink=rss The Kansas City area’s jobless rate was 5.3 percent in June, down from 5.7 percent a year earlier, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. Area employers reported a net gain of 16,500 jobs over the 12 months.

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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:48:24 CDT

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Restaurant and business group files petition challenging Kansas City’s new minimum wage law http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article29131798.html#storylink=rss Missourians for Fair Wages wants to overturn the measure to raise the minimum wage from $7.65 per hour to $8.50 per hour on Aug. 24, with ongoing annual increases to $13 per hour by 2020. The group has until Aug. 25 to gather about 3,400 signatures for a referendum election.

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:27:39 CDT

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H&R Block will hold hiring fairs Aug. 4 http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article29183188.html#storylink=rss H&R Block will accept applications at its annual seasonal hiring fairs from 2 to 7 p.m. Aug. 4 at One H&R Block Way, downtown Kansas City; 7642 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan.; 5941 N.E. Antioch Road, Gladstone; 3613 S Noland Road, Independence; and 15254 W. 119th St., Olathe.

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Diane Stafford: Workplaces ask which restroom Caitlyn Jenner should use http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article28403230.html#storylink=rss New government guidelines say workplaces should allow people to use the restroom that corresponds to the gender they identity with, which may not be the sex of their birth.

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Higher minimum-wage proposals gain ground on both coasts http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article28285432.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 22:29:04 CDT By LISA LEFF and DAVID KLEPPER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article28285432.html Report: Social Security disability fund to run dry next year http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article28081867.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 16:15:10 CDT By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article28081867.html Kansas and Missouri see modest employment gains in June compared with a year ago http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article28009597.html#storylink=rss The unemployment rate in Kansas was 4.5 percent in June, the same as in June 2014, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. In Missouri, the jobless rate of 5.8 percent in June was a small improvement from 6 percent a year earlier.

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NY panel recommends $15 minimum wage for fast-food workers http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article28358794.html#storylink=rss Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo extols 70% minimum wage raise for workers

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s demand for higher wage put pressure on Cuomo

Wage board he convened said increase should come by 2018 in NYC, 2021 in rest of state

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Wed, 22 Jul 2015 17:38:36 CDT

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At two job fairs, AT&T seeks U-verse technicians http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article28034548.html#storylink=rss AT&T hiring officials will attend job fairs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Sheraton Overland Park Hotel and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Hilton Garden Inn-Independence.

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Kansas City area job fair set for July 22 http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article27514153.html#storylink=rss Employers at the Overland Park Convention Center event are said to have 500 open positions.

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Fri, 17 Jul 2015 14:55:34 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article27514153.html
Diane Stafford: What to do with the toxic worker http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article27485827.html#storylink=rss An overly negative employee can harm workplace morale and productivity. A consultant says it’s better to deal with the toxic behavior, and maybe fire the person, than to let it ride.

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Guitar Center is accused of violating federal labor law http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article29410345.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT By ALEJANDRA CANCINO ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article29410345.html Should workers get overtime for answering emails after hours? http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article29090260.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT By ALEXIA ELEJALDE-RUIZ ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article29090260.html Rex Huppke: How to handle too much feedback http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article29090557.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT By REX HUPPKE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article29090557.html In 25 years, ADA broke down barriers for the disabled, but the workplace is the next frontier http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article29206978.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT By LORRAINE MIRABELLA ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article29206978.html Balancing Act: Workplace distractions a thief of time http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article29090554.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT By CINDY KRISCHER GOODMAN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article29090554.html Diane Stafford: Workplaces ask which restroom Caitlyn Jenner should use http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article29090563.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT By DIANE STAFFORD ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article29090563.html Liz Reyer: Dealing with an obnoxious boss takes some assessment http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article29090332.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT By LIZ REYER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article29090332.html Serial entrepreneur rebounds from misstep, takes aim at mobile photography market http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article29090254.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT By RACHEL LERMAN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article29090254.html Moving the office requires more than turning off the lights http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article29090257.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT By DANIEL MOORE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article29090257.html Newcomers find spark of innovation in Detroit http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article28796140.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT By JOHN GALLAGHER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article28796140.html Renewal plan could be a boost to East Crossroads http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article28337026.html#storylink=rss A Kansas City agency recommends the East Crossroads Urban Renewal Plan, initiating a process that could provide tax incentives for redevelopment in a 92-acre area designated as blighted southeast of the downtown core. The eventual goal is to help replicate the resurgence of the West Crossroads area.

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Rex Huppke: Survey shows millennials want to lead, they just need a hand http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article27998314.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT By REX HUPPKE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article27998314.html Liz Reyer: To pick the right path, it's time for a gut check http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article27998419.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT By LIZ REYER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article27998419.html Diane Stafford: What to do with the toxic worker http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article27998422.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT By DIANE STAFFORD ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article27998422.html