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UW workers to get pay raise

The University of Wisconsin announced a plan to get faculty and staff a 4% pay increase over the next two years, beginning with a 2% increase this summer.

January 2018
Combating cold and flu season at the office

Combating cold and flu season at the office

By the end of a football season, it’s not uncommon to hear coaches say everyone on the roster is playing hurt. The message is clear: injuries aren’t going to be an excuse.

January 2018

57 to lose jobs at American Girl

In an effort to control costs, Middleton-based American Girl announced it would cut 2.9% of its overall staff immediately, amounting to 57 jobs total, and 21 in Wisconsin.

January 2018

Sam’s Club to close in Madison

Sixty-three Sam’s Club stores will close around the country, including Madison’s on Watts Road.

January 2018

Madison jumps in Milken ranking

The 2017 Milken Institute index of the country’s best-performing cities shows Madison moving up 18 spots to number 58 (76 in 2016) among large cities.

January 2018
Legal look at workplace sexual harassment, part 2

Legal look at workplace sexual harassment, part 2

As we’ve often seen with cases of sexual harassment or misconduct, things can quickly devolve into a “he said, she said” scenario where getting to the truth becomes an exercise in interpreting intentions.

January 2018
Legal look at workplace sexual harassment, part 1

Legal look at workplace sexual harassment, part 1

As the #MeToo movement that defined much of the second half of 2017 by outing prominent figures in business, entertainment, and politics as sexual harassers and abusers moves into its second phase — the new #TimesUp movement — it’s clear that the light being shone on sexual misconduct will not be dimmed any time soon.

January 2018

Women’s biotech group formed

BioForward has launched “Women In Biohealth,” a networking and professional development group designed to attract more professional women and students into scientific jobs.

January 2018
Nonprofit Draft Day seeks recruits to serve on boards

Nonprofit Draft Day seeks recruits to serve on boards

Dane County has more nonprofits than any other county in the state. However, many of these local nonprofits have board seats that remain unfilled, despite the fact that Madison has one of the most educated talent pools in the state.

January 2018

Associated Bank increases minimum wage

Green Bay-based Associated Bank announced that it will raise its minimum wage from $10 to $15 and distribute a one-time bonus for all hourly non-commissioned employees (55% of Associated’s staff) once federal tax reform legislation is signed into law.

December 2017
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