• Playing Fantasy Football scores points for careers, women say

    Paula Burkes Business Writer pburkes@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Sep 21, 2015

    It’s the third Fantasy Football season for Erin Speier, of Tulsa, and Teresa Townsend, of Yukon. Both say it’s helped their careers.

  • Q&A with Adam W. Childers

    PAULA BURKES, BUSINESS WRITER | Updated: Sat, Sep 19, 2015

    New definition of "joint employment" from National Labor Relations Board may mean more workers qualify.

  • Oklahoma unemployment rate rises

    BY BRIANNA BAILEY  Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Updated: Fri, Sep 18, 2015

    Oklahoma lost energy-related jobs in August, according to U.S. Labor Department numbers.

  • Low oil prices slow state economy, but other sectors offset declines

    By Paul Monies Business Writer pmonies@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Sep 16, 2015

    The energy industry's driving influence on Oklahoma's economy has turned into a drag as persistently low oil prices hamper growth, but some other sectors are picking up the slack, according to an economic report. Chad Wilkerson, an economist and vice president of the Oklahoma City branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, said several key sectors in the state are unaffected by trends in oil prices. Among them are agriculture, aerospace, health care, arts and entertainment and the federal government.  "A variety of measures show the oil and gas sector to be the most important and unique industry in Oklahoma, yet several sectors largely unrelated to oil and gas are also important to Oklahoma's economy," Wilkerson

  • Business Q&A with Nathan Whatley

    BY PAULA BURKES | Updated: Wed, Sep 16, 2015

    Nathan Whatley, a labor and employment attorney for McAfee & Taft in Oklahoma City, discusses the recent settlement between BMW and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

  • Business Q&A with Mary P. Snyder

    BY PAULA BURKES | Updated: Wed, Sep 16, 2015

    Traditionally arbitration agreements have been used in employment to limit costs of drawn-out litigation. In the modern age of class actions, the Supreme Court has ruled twice that cases that contain class-action waivers are enforceable.

  • 10 Oklahoma counties with the largest living wage gaps

    Richard Hall | Updated: Fri, Sep 11, 2015

    Data is beautiful, isn't it? MIT created an interactive map that displays information about the living wage gap across every county in the United States. From the site: MIT’s Living Wage Calculator estimates the cost of living (“living wage”) in each of the nation's counties and major metropolitan areas, and compares it to the minimum wage for a variety of household types. Mapped here are three types: parent with spouse and two children, single parent with one child, and single adult. Variations in the gap between living wage and minimum wage occur for a variety of reasons. A city with a relatively high minimum wage, for instance, may still show a large gap due to a high cost

  • Business Q&A with Vic Alberts

    BY PAULA BURKES | Updated: Thu, Sep 10, 2015

    President Barack Obama on Monday signed an executive order requiring private companies who contract with the federal government to provide to their employees up to seven days of paid sick leave a year.

  • Q&A with Brandon Long

    BY PAULA BURKES | Updated: Sat, Sep 5, 2015

    Q&A with Brandon Long, wn employee benefits attorney with McAfee & Taft in Oklahoma City

  • Oklahoma business briefs for Sept. 5

    Published: Sat, Sep 5, 2015

    Oklahoma business briefs for Sept. 5, 2015

  • Daily business Q&A

    BY PAULA BURKES | Updated: Thu, Sep 3, 2015

    A question and answer session with Courtney K. Warmington.

  • Oklahoma City's unemployment rate drops to 3.9 percent in July

    BY BRIANNA BAILEY Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Sep 3, 2015

    Oklahoma City's jobless rate dropped from 4.3 percent to 3.9 percent during July despite the government sector losing 5,300 jobs.

  • Counteroffers are an ineffective retention tactic, employers find

    Paula Burkes Business Writer pburkes@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    Wolf Gugler, who has an executive search firm with offices in Oklahoma and Canada, said he over the past 30 years has seen only one successful counteroffer, where the company offered the employee more responsibility along with more money.

  • Business Q&A with Danielle Ezell

    By Paula Burkes Business Writer pburkes@oklahoman.com | Updated: Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    Nearly one in three Oklahomans could be impacted by a proposed rule change that would increase the salary threshold for which salaried workers are automatically eligible for overtime.

  • Oklahoma business briefs for Aug. 25

    Published: Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    Oklahoma business briefs for Aug. 25, 2015

  • Oklahoma energy sector shed 1,000 jobs last month

    BY BRIANNA BAILEY Business Writer  bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Updated: Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    State unemployment rate steady at 4.5 percent due to job gains in other sectors.

  • Are emails the future for conducting daily business?

    Paula Burkes Business Writer pburkes@oklahoman.com   | Published: Wed, Aug 19, 2015

    Meetings are the bane of many workdays — so much so that a Facebook meme has made the rounds among Oklahomans.

  • Oklahoma business news briefs

    Published: Tue, Aug 18, 2015

    Oklahoma business news in brief for Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2016.

  • Window Shopping business briefs for Aug. 13

    Published: Thu, Aug 13, 2015

    Window Shopping business briefs for Aug. 13, 2015

  • Oklahoma briefs

    Published: Wed, Aug 5, 2015

    Oklahoma business briefs for Aug. 5, 2015