- Former Iowa doctor, wife, face lawsuit over assets Updated: May-02-16 6:12 pm
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa - A lawsuit filed for more than a dozen people alleges a former Council Bluffs doctor shifted assets to his wife so he wouldn't have to pay compensation to his sex crime victims.
- Advocates: High court signals it won't stop $15 minimum wage Updated: May-02-16 5:25 pm
SEATTLE - The U.S. Supreme Court weighed in for the first time Monday on a $15-an-hour minimum wage, signaling it does not plan to stop the movement that is spreading across the nation, worker advocates say.
- NC lawmaker sued as farm workers claim some wages unpaid Updated: May-02-16 5:23 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Seven Mexican farm laborers are suing a North Carolina legislator, claiming they weren't paid wages due from working on the lawmaker's crops.
- Correction: Buffett arrives for Berkshire Hathaway meeting Updated: May-02-16 12:38 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - In a story April 30 about Berkshire Hathaway's annual shareholders meeting, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Fabio Rivera is a student at the University of Arkansas. He attends Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas.
- Wilmington Fire Department tries to reduce overtime costs Updated: May-01-16 12:43 pm
WILMINGTON, Delaware - Wilmington is grappling with soaring costs of firefighter overtime pay.
- Iowa lawmakers put aside philosophical differences on budget Updated: May-01-16 11:14 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - To adjourn the legislative session, Iowa lawmakers had to settle disagreements over Planned Parenthood and state employee salaries that didn't amount to much money but represented deep philosophical differences between the two parties.
- Saudi Binladin Group employees set fire to buses in protest Updated: May-01-16 10:57 am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Employees at the Saudi Binladin Group, a construction giant, have set fire to more than seven company buses in the latest protest by disgruntled staff over not being paid salaries for months and a large round of reported layoffs.
- Yahoo CEO could get $55M in severance pay in potential sale Updated: Apr-29-16 7:42 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer will walk away with a $55 million severance package if the company's auction of its Internet operations culminates in a sale that ousts her from her job.
- US employment costs up modest 0.6 percent in first quarter Updated: Apr-29-16 8:32 am
WASHINGTON - Employment costs paid to U.S. civilian workers rose at a slightly faster pace in the first three months of the year compared to the previous quarter, as wages and salaries gained steam.
- Lawsuit: Tampa strip club owes dancers $3.7 million Updated: Apr-29-16 7:52 am
TAMPA, Florida - Dancers and "door girls" have filed a class action lawsuit against a Tampa, Florida, strip club, claiming they're owed some $3.7 million in unpaid wages.
- Senate advances bill increasing minimum wage Updated: Apr-28-16 8:34 pm
PHOENIX - Republican-backed legislation that blocks municipalities from setting their own minimum wage and increases it at a rate they say is agreeable to businesses advanced in the Senate on Thursday.
- Critics of $1 billion NFL concussion deal seek court review Updated: Apr-28-16 4:58 pm
PHILADELPHIA - Critics of the proposed $1 billion settlement of NFL concussion claims want a full U.S. appeals court in Philadelphia to review a recent court decision that upheld the deal.
- $1.53 an hour for lawyer fees? Not in Florida, court says Updated: Apr-28-16 4:10 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The Florida Supreme Court struck down a law limiting lawyer fees in workers' compensation cases on Thursday, saying the $1.53 hourly rate a lawyer was paid to help an injured worker was "absurdly low."
- Johnson & Johnson hikes dividend at shareholders meeting Updated: Apr-28-16 1:48 pm
Health care giant Johnson & Johnson is increasing its dividend for the 54th consecutive year, news that cheered shareholders at a low-key annual meeting Thursday.
- California bill would extend nanny overtime law Updated: Apr-28-16 1:45 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The California Senate is backing legislation to permanently extend a temporary law requiring employers to pay domestic workers overtime pay.
- Cabela's to pay $1M to settle SEC complaint Updated: Apr-28-16 11:48 am
SIDNEY, Nebraska - Outdoor outfitter Cabela's has agreed to pay $1 million to settle a complaint from federal regulators that investors were misled about the Sydney-based company's 2012 profitability ratios.
- NY inspector general accuses prison guard of benefits fraud Updated: Apr-28-16 5:47 am
ALBANY, New York - New York's inspector general says a state prison guard has been charged with fraud and grand larceny, accused of stealing more than $38,000 in sick leave and workers' compensation benefits by falsifying medical records.
- PeaceHealth hospital workers ratify first union contract Updated: Apr-27-16 4:58 pm
EUGENE, Oregon - More than 1,000 workers at PeaceHealth's Sacred Heart hospitals in Springfield and Eugene have ratified their first union contract.
- Atlantic City won't consider 20 percent pay cut proposal Updated: Apr-26-16 5:59 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - A proposal by an Atlantic City councilman for a 20 percent pay cut on elected and appointed officials lasted only a few hours before it was shot down.
- Governments struggle to enforce "living wage" laws Updated: Apr-26-16 5:13 pm
SEATTLE - States and cities whose lawmakers proudly passed "living wage" laws are finding it difficult to make sure employers actually pay their workers accordingly.
- New Nebraska women's assistants will be paid $140,000 each Updated: Apr-25-16 5:57 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - The move from South Dakota is bringing big pay bumps for Nebraska's new women's basketball assistant coaches.
- Iowa program offers aid to attract dentists to rural areas Updated: Apr-24-16 6:50 pm
MAQUOKETA, Iowa - A program that offers assistance in paying off student loans is helping draw dentists to small towns in Iowa.
- 2 plead guilty to stealing from housing authority Updated: Apr-23-16 1:06 pm
LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - A former executive director of the Morgan City Housing Authority and a former employee have pleaded guilty to charges they conspired to steal more than $500,000 in bonus payments from the agency.
- Adwatch: Pennsylvania Senate race ad on Wall Street bonuses Updated: Apr-22-16 11:22 am
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - THEME: Katie McGinty, a Democratic primary candidate for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, is airing a new TV ad attacking a 2009 congressional vote by a rival, Joe Sestak, on a bill to restrict employee bonuses at financial institutions bailed out with taxpayer money. Sestak's campaign is responding with a TV ad of its own.
- SC Senate proposes 4 percent pay raise for state employees Updated: Apr-21-16 7:07 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - South Carolina senators are proposing a 4 percent pay raise for state employees, doubling the amount offered by the House.