- Gulf economic slowdown sees foreign workers trapped by debts Updated: May-31-16 2:25 am
DOHA, Qatar - The economic slowdown gripping countries across the Persian Gulf can be seen in layoffs, slowed construction projects and government cutbacks. For the millions of foreign workers drawn by brighter job prospects, it can have a far-darker side if they find themselves deep in debt.
- Child caseworker shortage a concern in Larimer County Updated: May-29-16 5:25 pm
FORT COLLINS, Colorado - Larimer County is trying to find caseworkers for the Department of Human Services who deal with child neglect and abuse amid concerns that a shortage of workers will hurt clients because of heavier workloads.
- SC lawmakers agree to budget with 3.25 percent pay increase Updated: May-28-16 3:38 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Legislators have agreed to a roughly $7.5 billion spending plan that increases state employees' pay by 3.25 percent, puts $30 million into replenishing sand on South Carolina's beaches and provides local governments an additional $11 million.
- Paychex expands Baton Rouge offices, creating 100 new jobs Updated: May-27-16 4:20 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - State officials say Paychex, a New York-based company that specializes in payroll and personnel services, is expanding its operations in Baton Rouge and adding 100 new jobs.
- Supreme Court rules Missouri doesn't owe judges back pay Updated: May-24-16 3:56 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri Supreme Court judges say the state doesn't owe two retired judges who later asked for more money based on federal judges' pay.
- Tunica man gets 10 years, 5 years suspended, for theft Updated: May-20-16 12:43 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - A 25-year-old Tunica man is going to prison for stealing more than $27,000 from his father's retirement account.
- Firing state employees would be easier under new bills Updated: May-19-16 6:05 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Republican House Speaker Kevin Cotter announced a plan Thursday that would grant more authority for government officials to fire state employees, saying the change is needed to rid state government of bad workers.
- State faces $1M in fines if it fails disabilities agreement Updated: May-19-16 2:29 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A federal judge has threatened to impose up to $1 million in fines annually on the state if it does not take steps to comply with a court-ordered agreement meant to provide better job opportunities to thousands of people with developmental disabilities.
- District attorney sues Lafayette government over funding Updated: May-19-16 4:59 am
LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - Fifteenth Judicial District Attorney Keith Stutes has filed a lawsuit against Lafayette Consolidated Government to prevent funding cuts to the District Attorney's Office.
- Lafayette council approves Redflex contract extension Updated: May-18-16 12:12 pm
LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - The Lafayette City-Parish Council has approved the extension of a traffic camera operator's contract with the city.
- Panel decision on officials' pay could come next month Updated: May-18-16 11:55 am
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The chairman of an Arkansas panel looking at elected officials' salaries says he'd like a decision next month on whether to call for another pay hike.
- Arkansas pays at least $100,000 to 2,722 state employees Updated: May-15-16 1:14 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The number of Arkansas state employees whose salaries are at least $100,000 a year increased by 137 to 2,722 this year.
- Legislature upholds veto on changing union dues collection Updated: May-13-16 9:41 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri senators fell one vote short of overriding Gov. Jay Nixon's veto early Friday morning after a Democrat withdrew her support of changing how public-sector unions collect dues.
- Delivery of supplies not enough to end Haiti hospital strike Updated: May-12-16 8:10 pm
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - The health ministry delivered a truckload of medical supplies to Haiti's biggest public hospital Thursday, but resident doctors said it wouldn't come close to ending a strike that has spread through the economically straitened health system.
- Greenville may need to file for municipal bankruptcy Updated: May-12-16 3:35 pm
GREENVILLE, Missouri - Greenville's finances are so grim that the southeast Missouri city may need to file for municipal bankruptcy, according to aldermen.
- GOP presses Facebook over links to conservative stories Updated: May-10-16 8:19 pm
WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans on Tuesday demanded an explanation from Facebook after reports that former company staffers excluded links to conservative political stories.
- Jonesboro police can again take home their patrol cars Updated: May-07-16 1:29 pm
JONESBORO, Arkansas - Jonesboro police officers who protested their pay and benefits by parking their take-home patrol cars at City Hall will again be allowed to take the cars home.
- Montana Gov. Bullock releases 11 years of tax records Updated: May-05-16 8:07 pm
HELENA, Montana - Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has released 11 years of federal tax records, including his most recent filing, a move his re-election campaign hopes will draw a distinction between him and wealthy Republican opponent Greg Gianforte.
- Arkansas court hears arguments in judicial retirement case Updated: May-05-16 4:36 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - An attorney for four judges told the Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday that the Legislature circumvented the state constitution when it passed a law eliminating retirement benefits for judges who are elected at age 70 or older.
- Corruption complaint filed against Philippine candidate Updated: May-05-16 6:00 am
MANILA, Philippines - A Philippine senator filed a corruption complaint on Thursday alleging that the front-runner in the country's presidential race, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, hired 11,000 non-existent employees whose salaries cost the government 708 million pesos ($15 million) in 2014.
- Missouri House votes to override veto on public union dues Updated: May-04-16 5:12 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The Missouri House voted Wednesday for legislation that would change how public union members pay dues, the first step to overriding a veto by Gov. Jay Nixon.
- Democrats divide in 3-way primary for West Virginia governor Updated: May-03-16 4:57 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - While West Virginia's coal industry shrivels and unemployment surges, billionaire businessman Jim Justice is dreaming about the next Dollywood, Disney World or Idaho potato in his Democratic bid for governor.
- Saudi labor minister vows Binladin workers to be paid soon Updated: May-03-16 1:37 pm
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia's labor minister said Tuesday that some employees of the Saudi Binladin Group will receive their salaries this month and others soon thereafter.
- Jonesboro police sergeants suspended after salary protest Updated: May-03-16 10:24 am
JONESBORO, Arkansas - Two Jonesboro police sergeants have been suspended without pay for their roles in a high-profile protest by several officers unhappy with their salary and benefits.
- Trade unions hold rallies to mark May Day; clashes Updated: May-01-16 6:19 pm
Trade unions and other groups are staging rallies around the world to mark International Workers Day. A look at some May Day events: