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 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.

February 20, 2015

Are you one of America's Top Developers, Acquirers or Third-Party Managers? Chain Store Age will release the results of the 26th Annual Top Developers and Fastest-Growing Acquirers and 3P Managers in the May 2015 issue distributed at the RECon show in Las Vegas.

February 11, 2015

President Obama is not pleased with how Staples and other large U.S. companies are handling employee health benefits.

February 9, 2015

Aeropostale Inc. on Monday narrowed its fourth-quarter loss forecast on better than expected sales, margins, and expense management in January, and announced two executive appointments.

February 9, 2015

Port management temporarily halted vessel loading and unloading operations at West Coast ports the weekend of Feb. 7-8.

February 2, 2015

Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. has named CFO Andre J. Hawaux as executive VP, COO/CFO.

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 8, 2015

The National Retail Federation has expressed its strong support for H.R. 30, the Save American Workers Act, a bill that would restore the traditional 40-hour workweek standard for health benefits under the Affordable Care Act.

January 7, 2015

The holidays were at least moderately happy for in-store retailers.

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 23, 2014

The weekend of Dec. 20-21, which included “Super Saturday” (the last Saturday before Christmas) saw the highest daily back-to-back Internet traffic from online consumer retail shopping activity since tracking began before the Thanksgiving weekend. 

December 22, 2014

For the second year in a row, Safeway Inc. has received a perfect score of 100% on the Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices pertinent to LGBT equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

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. 

November 25, 2014

By Nicholas Fortuna and Paula Lopez

 

November 21, 2014

Retailers – take a step back from Black Friday weekend this year. 

November 17, 2014

As a focus area of retail technology, workforce management may not be quite as sexy as CRM or omnichannel commerce. However, a lot of very exciting stuff is currently happening in the world of workforce management, as attendees of the recent KronosWorks 2014 conference in Las Vegas discovered.

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 31, 2014

Fred's Inc. named Jerry Shore as its next CEO. Shore has served as the company's executive VP and CFO for more than 14 years.

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.