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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.

Balliceaux restaurant reopens tonight

Balliceaux (203 N. Lombardy St.) is all set for its grand reopening on Tuesday, Sept. 1 (and in case you were wondering, back room shows start Thursday).

Biz Stone, Twitter co-founder

Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.

Full Metro Business calendar for Aug. 31

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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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Labor Law: Threats of violence and the ADA

While the Americans with Disabilities Act protects employees with mental illness, such as depression and bi-polar, it cannot be used to prevent employers from protecting its workplace from threats of violence, according to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

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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POWER THOUGHT

Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.

— Biz Stone, Twitter co-founder

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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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