Human Capital

Backers of a $9.50 minimum wage press their case at Capitol

Minnesota lawmakers weren’t the only ones who returned to the state Capitol Tuesday. Hundreds of supporters of a minimum wage increase rallied in the rotunda, urging the Legislature to raise...

February 25, 2014

State Capitol

Which Issues Will Be The Focus Of This Legislative Session?

The legislative session that begins Tuesday will focus on the recent bonding bill, the minimum wage, business-to-business taxes, and the state’s projected budget surplus.

February 25, 2014

St. Paul teachers contract includes pay increase, smaller class sizes

A tentative two-year contract for the St. Paul teachers union includes a pay raise for teachers and agreements on issues teachers say they were most concerned about: lowering class sizes and hiring...

February 24, 2014

3 Dogs

The Benefits (And Obstacles) For Offices That Allow Dogs

Who let the dogs in?

February 21, 2014

Temp Jobs

MN Is Experiencing A Temporary Job Recovery

Instead of hiring permanent employees, many Minnesota companies are increasingly choosing the flexibility that temporary workers offer them.

February 21, 2014

Tentative deal reached, with St. Paul teachers' strike vote looming

The St. Paul Federation of Teachers and St. Paul School District have reached a tentative labor agreement ahead of a strike vote previously planned for Monday, Twin Cities media report. That vote...

February 21, 2014

St. Paul district, teachers meet in effort to avert strike

The St. Paul Federation of Teachers and St. Paul Public Schools met with a state mediator in a 12-hour-plus negotiating session Thursday in an effort to avoid a teachers strike, the Star Tribune...

February 21, 2014

Gavel on 100s

Whistleblower Lawsuit Costs Globe University Nearly $1M

After Heidi Weber, one of the for-profit school’s former deans, was awarded almost $395,000 in a whistleblower lawsuit, a judge has now ruled that the school must pay an additional $570,000.

February 20, 2014

Poll: Many Minnesotans for minimum wage hike; some say $9.50 too much

A new Minnesota Poll by the Star Tribune finds that Minnesotans are overwhelmingly in favor of a hike in the state’s minimum wage, yet are split on what that minimum should be. According to...

February 19, 2014

How much salary does it take to buy a median-priced home?

A company that tracks mortgage rates around the country has studied how much income is needed to buy a median-priced home in America’s 25 largest metro areas. And the numbers from

February 18, 2014

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