July 21, 2015

Following up on last month’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the National Retail Federation (NRF) and other business groups today urged Congress to move quickly on reforms to the five-year-old healthcare law.

July 21, 2015

Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores Inc. is getting a little love from its hometown.

July 20, 2015

Instacart  is expanding a program that lets some contract workers become part-time employees.

July 15, 2015

The National Retail Federation on Wednesday asked the Labor Department to give businesses more time to respond to the administration’s proposal to expand overtime saying the plan’s “drastic changes” will require “extensive analysis” and require companies to speculate on “hypothetical proposals.”

July 15, 2015

The Department of Labor’s long-awaited proposed revisions to the “white collar” overtime exemptions are finally here – at least, in part.

July 14, 2015

Wal-Mart Stores is the subject of a lawsuit accusing it of wrongly denying employee benefits for same-sex spouses, Reuters reported.

July 13, 2015

Starbucks Corp. is ratcheting up its already significant commitment to job creation.

July 7, 2015

Even smaller retailer still have to handle big issues relating to effectively managing workforce management processes.

July 2, 2015

The National Retail Federation upped its criticism of President Obama’s proposal to extend overtime pay, saying it would turn “professionals into clock-watchers.”

July 1, 2015

Cavender’s, the Tyler, Texas-based retailer of specialty Western footwear and apparel, takes a no-nonsense approach to workforce management that would make the flintiest pioneer proud.

June 30, 2015

Retailers and restaurant owners can expect their labor costs to rise under a new proposal from the Obama administration.

June 30, 2015

No one wants to get hurt. It is much more preferable to go about our days without the pain, frustration, or aggravation of an injury. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that often immediately following a workplace injury, the first question asked is, “When can I go back to work?”

June 25, 2015

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) is calling on Congress to make “much-needed” changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

June 24, 2015

Home furnishings giant Ikea is increasing the minimum wage it pays to U.S. employees in stores and some distribution centers for the second straight year.

June 23, 2015

Improving the way employees interact with customers – whether in stores, online or even via call centers – is a proven route to enhanced sales performance, but too few retailers are focused on doing so.

June 22, 2015

Instacart, is giving some contract workers the opportunity to become part-time employees.

June 18, 2015

Greeters are back on the job welcoming entering shoppers at select Walmart stores, the Wall Street Journal reported.

June 18, 2015

Target Corp. has laid off about 140 employees from its Minneapolis headquarters as part of its transformation efforts, and eliminated 50 open positions, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported.

June 8, 2015

There has been a great deal written about omnichannel’s impact on the store, multichannel shopping behaviors and cross-channel fulfillment. What seems to have gone unreported, however, is the tremendous impact labor costs can have on profitably delivering the omnichannel shopping experiences consumers now demand.

June 5, 2015

Speaking at Wal-Mart Stores’ annual shareholders meeting in Bentonville, Arkansas, president and CEO Doug McMillon told the more than 14,000 assembled associates and shareholders that he is more worried about the enemy within the company than competitors.

June 4, 2015

A majority of hiring managers across all U.S. industries view retail experience positively and value the foundational job skills that retail instills in its employees.

June 4, 2015

The corporate restructuring that has led Target Corp. to lay off 17.600 Canadian workers and 2,200 U.S. workers has reportedly hit the retailer’s Indian operation.

June 3, 2015

Walmart U.S. on Wednesday announced that it is making a small but “significant” change to its employee name badges as part of its renewed commitment to associates.

June 3, 2015

Xcel Brands Inc., a brand management and development company, has appointed a veteran marketing executive of Target to the Xcel board of directors.