August 28, 2015

In a long-awaited decision, the National Labor Relations Board has made it easier for contract workers and other temporary employees to more easily unionize.

August 28, 2015

The flop of Amazon’s Fire smartphone device last year continues to have repercussions.

August 27, 2015

Gap Inc. is the latest retailer to say it will cease the practice of assigning store employees on-call shifts with little advance notice.

August 27, 2015

The National Retail Federation wasted no time responding to a ruling by the National Labor Relations board concerning the redefinition of the concept of joint employees.

August 25, 2015

Even briefly entertaining a customer’s discriminatory request can potentially turn an employer with a long track record of fairness and equality into the focus of a reputation-destroying viral news story.

August 24, 2015

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. is going on a hiring binge.

August 24, 2015

Target Corp. has agreed to pay $2.8 million to resolve a hiring discrimination claim filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

August 17, 2015

Like many other retailers, GameStop Corp. employs seasonal hires for the holiday season.

August 17, 2015

Jeff Bezos, CEO and founder of, is reportedly blasting an article in the New York Times that accuses the retailer of having a ruthless and even abusive workplace culture.

August 14, 2015

Retail consulting firm McMillanDoolittle, Chicago, weighs in on its blog with three reasons why any retailer using the practice of “on-call” labor scheduling should end it immediately.

August 11, 2015

GameStop wants its employees to pursue a higher education.

August 10, 2015

The calendar may read August, but Hhgregg is already looking to firm up its holiday hiring.

August 7, 2015

According to the Associated Press, Abercrombie will end its requirement for employees in New York stores to be available for short-notice shifts by the end of the year.

August 6, 2015

Aldi wants you – if you are someone looking for a store-level retail job.

August 5, 2015

A federal agency recently issued important guidance on a question some retail store executives may never have considered — how to handle restroom access for transgender employees.

August 3, 2015

Retail’s continuing transformation and complex landscape now centers on the convergence of digital and physical channels, otherwise known as “digical."

July 23, 2015

Shoppers who frequent 24-hour Wal-Mart locations may want to double-check the opening and closing times.

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.