Money an issue as many businesses don't give caregiver leave

Within three months, one of MacLaren Cummings' staffers passed away from cancer and then both his own mother and the mother of an employee were diagnosed with breast cancer. Although he was the CEO, Cummings says, "the last thing I could think about was work."

Mavs launch probe after allegations of workplace misconduct

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The Dallas Mavericks have hired outside counsel to investigate allegations of inappropriate conduct by former team president Terdema Ussery in a Sports Illustrated report that described a hostile workplace for women.

Investigation of California senator finds 6 misconduct cases

February 20
A California senator likely engaged in unwanted flirtatious or sexually suggestive behavior with six women he worked with, including four subordinates, according to an independent investigation released Tuesday.
National
February 20

The Latest: Investigation of senator finds misconduct likely

The Latest on alleged sexual misconduct at the California Legislature (all times local):
Local
February 17

UW-Madison advising program hopes to highlight liberal arts

When Giselle Blocker, a UW-Madison senior studying history, decided she wanted a career in business consulting, she turned to SuccessWorks, a new UW-Madison College of Letters & Science initiative designed to help liberal arts students find jobs.
Variety
February 14

Venezuelan girl to live with Utah mother of jailed American

A 7-year-old Venezuelan girl has made it to the United States after a long fight to take her away from the turbulent South American nation where her jailed mother and the mom's American husband are fighting for their freedom.
Nation
February 14

Dating danger? Businesses rethink workplace romance policies

It happens in so many workplaces — two colleagues begin a romantic relationship. But a heightened awareness about sexual harassment means small business owners can get more anxious when employees start dating.
Business
February 14

Lowe's and Home Depot plan to hire seasonal workers

Lowe's and Home Depot plan on hiring thousands of workers to fill seasonal jobs as the spring and summer rush approaches.
Business
February 13

Michigan sex-assault trial to proceed despite girl's death

A former school-district maintenance worker accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl last summer still is expected to stand trial in western Michigan despite her death, which is being investigated as a homicide.
Variety
February 12

Commuters suffer on first weekday closure of Baltimore metro

Some commuters struggled to get to work after an emergency closure of a Baltimore metro system used by tens of thousands of riders every work week.
National
February 9

Ohio court upholds death sentence for Craigslist killer of 3

The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for a man convicted of killing three down-and-out men lured by fake Craigslist job offers.
National
February 7

Tax cut, bonuses for workers? Many businesses not sure yet

Small business owners may want to hand out bonuses and raises now that there's a new tax law, but many don't know if they'll have any wealth to share.
National
February 7

Tax cut, bonuses for workers? Many businesses not sure yet

Small business owners may want to give bonuses and raises to their staffers now that there's a new tax law, but many don't know if they'll have any wealth to share.
National
February 7

Tax cut, bonuses for workers? Many businesses not sure yet

Small business owners may want to give bonuses and raises to their staffers now that there's a new tax law, but many don't know if they'll have any wealth to share.
National
February 7

Tax cut, bonuses for workers? Many businesses not sure yet

Small business owners may want to give bonuses and raises to their staffers now that there's a new tax law, but many don't know if they'll have any wealth to share.
Music
February 1

NY opera fires stage director for 'inappropriate behavior'

New York's Metropolitan Opera said Thursday that it had fired world-renowned British stage director John Copley for what the company called "inappropriate behavior" during a rehearsal.
Music
February 1

Austin Opera fires artistic director for alleged harassment

Austin Opera says it has fired its principal conductor and artistic director, Richard Buckley, for inappropriate behavior that violated the company's policy on harassment.A spokesman…
January 31

Microsoft and LinkedIn: Is their marriage working?

It's been just over a year since Microsoft swallowed the career networking site LinkedIn. That's long enough to start asking: Was the $27 billion deal…
January 31

No penalty: Small businesses let sports fans enjoy big games

While customers are watching the Super Bowl at Boston's Common Ground Bar and Grill, waiters and bartenders will pause to see key moments as well. General Manager Jeff John understands his staff wants to see if the New England Patriots can win their third NFL title in four years.
January 30

Thousands of lost Atlantic City casino jobs are coming back

Atlantic City, New Jersey, is trying to put years of casino closings and job losses behind it.
January 30

AI researcher Ng launches $175 million investment fund

The artificial intelligence researcher who has said he wants to free humanity from repetitive mental drudgery also wants to save AI entrepreneurs time spent raising funds.
January 29

Train hits dangling pole; some service resumes

A Pennsylvania-New Jersey rapid-transit system whose train hit part of a downed utility pole says it has resumed some service.
January 29

Michigan museum to host global gathering of youth inventors

The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in suburban Detroit has been selected to host a gathering of youth inventors from around the world.