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Walmart cuts some workers' hours after pay raise boosts costs

Wal-Mart, in the midst of spending $1 billion to raise employees’ wages and give them extra training, has been cutting the number of hours some of them work in a bid to keep costs in check.

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Walmart cuts some workers' hours after pay raise boosts costs

Wal-Mart, in the midst of spending $1 billion to raise employees’ wages and give them extra training, has been cutting the number of hours some of them work in a bid to keep costs in check.

Convention Calendar for Monday, Aug. 31, 2015

Upcoming conventions, conferences, meetings, events and trade shows:

Print edition Metro Business calendar for Aug. 31

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Indicators and Coming Up for Aug. 31

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Honors for Monday, Aug. 31, 2015

John O. Beckner has been given the 2015 Bowl of Hygeia Award for outstanding community service from the Virginia Pharmacists Association. He is the senior director of strategic initiatives with the National Community Pharmacists Association.

Insider Periscope for Aug. 31

Trades made by directors and officers are sometimes done according to an advance written trading plan.

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Labor Law: Threats of violence and the ADA

Texting while drunk can cost you a job. Just ask former VCU athletic director Norwood Teague.

Leading-Edge Law: Twitter joke thieves brought to justice, and everyday tweeters should be careful

A string of recent court rulings have suggested that free speech claims are likely to prevail over trademark claims.

Working the web: Three digital marketing tactics with high failure rates

Last month, I shared my thoughts on why organizations fail with digital marketing. Continuing this theme, the following discusses the digital marketing tactics most prone to failure, and why it is they fail.

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Getting to know: Jordan McKay Mullins from Woody Funeral Home

Title: Jordan McKay Mullins, manager of Woody Funeral Home’s Atlee chapel

Getting to know: Dan Steiner of Steiner Business Solutions

Title: President and CEO of Steiner Business Solutions, a provider of business consulting, bookkeeping, tax preparation and training services

Getting to know: Thomas A. Garner

Title: Thomas K. Garner, managing director and portfolio manager of Kanawha Capital Management LLC

Getting to know: Dr. David C. Reutinger

The Texas native is president of Virginia Physicians for Women.

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— Garrett Camp, founder, Uber

 

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Congressional Bill Could Impact How Employers Schedule and Manage Their Workforce

A bill introduced in the U.S. Senate would require employers to consider their employees’ requests for changes to their work schedules and to provide more predictable and stable schedules for employees in certain occupations with evidence of unpredictable and unstable scheduling practices. The Schedules That Work Act, S.1772, also would require employers to make, keep, and preserve records of compliance with the Act and post a notice in the workplace explaining employees’ rights under the Act. An identical bill, H.R.3071, also was introduced in the House of Representatives.

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