March 16, 2015

Dollar General Corp. plans to increase employee income by making more working hours available to them, as opposed to raising salaries.

March 11, 2015

Target Corp. laid off 1,700 mostly headquarters employees on Tuesday and is eliminating 1,400 open positions.

February 26, 2015

With the Affordable Care Act, employers’ new reality is here, right now — and contrasts starkly with the past: Retailers that run payroll, time and attendance, scheduling, and benefits administration the way they used to will probably run afoul of the Employer Mandate, also known as “Play or Pay.”

February 23, 2015

In a reversal of corporate policy that did not offer workers paid sick leave until their second day of absence, Wal-Mart Store Inc. is reportedly now allowing employees to collect sick pay on their first day of not reporting to work due to illness.

February 20, 2015

On Thursday, in a move that could shape the minimum wage debate, Walmart announced it was raising the minimum wage of its employees to $10 per hour, which is significantly higher than the Federal minimum wage. The news has met with a mixed reaction.

January 27, 2015

Restaurants will remain the nation’s hottest hirer this year.  An annual report by the National Restaurant Association indicated that, as it has for the last 16 years, the restaurant industry employment will outpace employment growth in 2015.

January 5, 2015

The minimum wage rose in 20 U.S. states and in the District of Columbia on Jan. 1.

December 30, 2014

The statement  “class action for wage and hour violations” has become an all too familiar phrase in the retail industry. 

December 29, 2014

Minimum wage increases scheduled to take effect in 24 states and Washington, D.C. will affect employees at more than 1,400 Wal-Mart stores and 200 Sam’s Club stores in the U.S.

December 12, 2014

The Supreme Court has unanimously that the Fair Labor Standards Act does not require employers to pay employees for time spent passing through post-shift security screening. The logic of the ruling is important for all employers. 

December 3, 2014

The City Council of Chiago has approved a boost in the minimum wage, gradually raising it to $13 an hour by 2019.

November 25, 2014

By Nicholas Fortuna and Paula Lopez

 

November 10, 2014

Retailers are facing a growing onslaught of lawsuits from current and former managers and assistant managers who are claiming their employers should have paid them for overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

October 23, 2014

Employers in the hospitality industry will pay the highest average wage for holiday employees at $11.80 per hour, followed by retail at $10.30, and food service at $9.40, according to a survey by Snagajob, which provides recruitment and hiring solutions to the hourly industry.

August 27, 2014

As the holiday season approaches, many retailers will ramp up their staff to accommodate the increase in customers and other operational demands. However, in today’s era of widespread employment litigation, employers must be even more conscientious of the legal liabilities and practical consequences they face during this time of year.

June 26, 2014

Ikea is planning to raise the hourly minimum wage for employees in its U.S. stores by an average 17%, beginning January 1, 2015.

June 24, 2014

Gap Inc. has reportedly experienced a 10% increase in job applications since its February announcement that it would raise its minimum wage for employees to $10 per hour by 2015.

June 20, 2014

The Massachusetts House of Representatives has approved a bill that would gradually raise the state’s minimum wage from its current hourly rate of $8 to $11 by 2017, which would make it the highest state minimum wage in the country.

June 18, 2014

Kroger Co. on Wednesday said it plans to withdraw from two multi-employer pension funds and will incur a charge of $56 million in the first quarter as it contributes that amount to restructure its pension obligations.

June 13, 2014

A joint committee of the Massachusetts state House of Representatives and Senate has filed a bill to gradually raise the state’s minimum wage from its current hourly rate of $8 to $11.

June 13, 2014

A joint committee of the Massachusetts state House of Representatives and Senate has filed a bill to gradually raise the state’s minimum wage from its current hourly rate of $8 to $11.

June 3, 2014

The Seattle City Council on Monday unanimously voted to raise the minimum wage in the city to $15 an hour, making it the highest municipal minimum wage in the country.

May 13, 2014

The Vermont state legislature has voted to raise the minimum wage in the state from $8.73 an hour to $10.50 an hour.

May 2, 2014

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray unveiled a plan to increase the city’s minimum wage to $15.