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Supreme Court to hear California case challenging union dues http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article25833175.html#storylink=rss The case sets the stage for the court’s next potential blockbuster. Justices will hear the challenge from non-union members opposed to paying the mandatory fees.

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The wolves of Jeff City: Sexual harassment at the Capitol http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article25599589.html#storylink=rss A Capitol culture dominated by men in a small city where most lawmakers are far from home has fostered a culture fueled by drinking and a sensibility of sexism. In interviews with the Star, women who work in and with the General Assembly say they’re regularly harassed.

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Fri, 26 Jun 2015 15:08:19 CDT

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Diane Stafford: Plenty of reasons why employees aren’t ‘engaged’ http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article25501609.html#storylink=rss Keeping employees and keeping employees engaged in their jobs are top organizational challenges, according to a new survey of human resource professionals. Workers have a lot of reasons why those are problems.

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Thu, 25 Jun 2015 14:21:05 CDT

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Ikea will raise U.S. minimum wage to $11.87 an hour http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article25401493.html#storylink=rss The increase, which takes effect Jan. 1, follows a 17 percent boost to $10.76 an hour this year. The 2016 raise will affect 32 percent of Ikea’s hourly retail staff, along with some workers in distribution, the company said. Ikea operates a store in Merriam.

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Wed, 24 Jun 2015 09:44:39 CDT

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Some workers at Kauffman Stadium get a pay increase http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article25347985.html#storylink=rss The Kansas City Royals and Service Employees International Union Local 1 have reached an agreement that grants new “longevity raises” to workers in the stadium services unit. About one-third of the 30 skilled laborers in the unit got a pay raise from $12.73 an hour to $14.75 as of last Friday and will make $15.19 an hour next year.

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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 15:30:26 CDT

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Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri is criticized for vote to end debate on fast-track trade bill http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article25352587.html#storylink=rss The U.S. senator from Missouri was one of only 13 Democrats who voted Tuesday to pave the way for President Barack Obama to get fast-track trade authority. Tuesday’s 60-37 vote clears a major procedural hurdle for the bill to pass the U.S. Senate.

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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:15:10 CDT

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Unemployment rate rises slightly in Kansas and Missouri http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article24969526.html#storylink=rss In Kansas, the unemployment rate climbed to 4.4 percent in May from 4.3 percent in April. Missouri’s jobless rate climbed to 5.8 percent last month from 5.7 percent the previous month.

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Fri, 19 Jun 2015 10:30:28 CDT

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Action revs up for and against the Kansas City minimum wage proposal http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article24978574.html#storylink=rss Groups supporting and opposing an increase in Kansas City’s minimum wage are drawing on polls to support their stances. The city’s minimum wage now is $7.65 a hour, set by Missouri law.

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Ameritas Investment opens an office in Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article24972253.html#storylink=rss The Ameritas office, at 800 W. 47th St. in the Country Club Plaza area, is part of a regional expansion of the firm’s public finance and capital markets operation. The local office is expected to create 18 jobs over the next two years.

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Diane Stafford: Job hunters rightly fear identity theft http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article24903667.html#storylink=rss Some job seekers balk at filling in the job application blank that asks for their Social Security number. It’s not a crazy concern.

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GOP-led House revives President Obama’s trade agenda http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article24892924.html#storylink=rss The 218-208 vote marked the first step in a bipartisan rescue operation mounted in the week since labor-backed Democrats in the House rebelled against the president and derailed the legislation he seeks. Additionally, a companion bill to provide federal aid for workers harmed by imports awaits action in both houses in the coming days.

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Thu, 18 Jun 2015 14:55:57 CDT

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Wage law changes would make more managers eligible for overtime pay http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article24825769.html#storylink=rss The U.S. Department of Labor has sent proposed revisions in national overtime regulations to the White House that could increase the number of workers for whom time-and-a-half pay is mandated. The proposed changes, expected to be published soon, would be the first overhaul of wage-and-hour law since 2004.

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Labor ruling contends an Uber driver should be considered an employee http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article24789775.html#storylink=rss Uber has long positioned itself as a “logistics company,” an app that drivers and passengers use to make private transactions and not a transportation fleet with employee drivers. But the California Labor Commission cited many instances in which it said Uber acted more like an employer.

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Wed, 17 Jun 2015 13:54:45 CDT The New York Times

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Diane Stafford: It’s OK for you to follow up after a job interview http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article23841805.html#storylink=rss The unfortunate job-hunting truth is that your timetable isn’t the employer’s timetable. It’s normal to be told you’ll hear back in a few days — and the days stretch to weeks. There’s no way to speed some processes along.

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Women in Design will host a 10-year anniversary event http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article24626683.html#storylink=rss The June 25 program will raise funds for a scholarship to be awarded to a woman in the Kansas City area studying a design field, including architecture and interior design.

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Liz Reyer: Determining the barriers to change in your company http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article25817713.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT By LIZ REYER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article25817713.html Diane Stafford: Plenty of reasons why employees aren't 'engaged' http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article25817716.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT By DIANE STAFFORD ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article25817716.html Rex Huppke: I'm heading to the office, wherever that is http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article25817710.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT By REX HUPPKE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article25817710.html Balancing Act: On taking vacation, employees, bosses often not on same page http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article25817704.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT By CINDY KRISCHER GOODMAN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article25817704.html Your Office Coach: Young manager must respect experience while establishing authority http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article25817707.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT By MARIE G. MCINTYRE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article25817707.html Biking as a corporate team-building exercise http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article25817557.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT By DIANE MASTRULL ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article25817557.html More professional firms embrace employee ownership http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article25817560.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT By LORRAINE MIRABELLA ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article25817560.html U.S. Bank wealth management executive learned from early setbacks http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article25817092.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT By NEAL ST. ANTHONY ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article25817092.html CEO promotes women's, LGBT causes http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article25817098.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT By SCOTT DANCE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article25817098.html Headhunter tells millennials how to land jobs and keep them http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article25817095.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT By JAMES F. PELTZ ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article25817095.html Baltimore investor only backs women-run companies http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article25557253.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 26 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT By CARRIE WELLS ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article25557253.html As if you didn't know, Americans are working longer hours http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article25516960.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 25 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT By CORILYN SHROPSHIRE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article25516960.html Innovative desk makers take a stand against sitting at work http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article25221118.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 23 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT By ALEJANDRA CANCINO ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article25221118.html Diane Stafford: Job hunters rightly fear identity theft http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article25221232.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 23 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT By DIANE STAFFORD ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article25221232.html