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.

April 2, 2014

The National Retail Federation (NRF) has publicly called Senate legislation aimed at increasing the federal minimum wage by 40% an anti-job tax that would lead to higher labor costs for employers and fewer opportunities for young and entry-level workers.

January 30, 2014

President Obama in his State of the Union address last night said he plans to sign an executive order increasing the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 per hour for workers on new government contracts and asked Congress to approve the same increase for all workers — and the National Retail Federation is not happy.

October 21, 2013

Owners of garment factories in Bangladesh are reportedly prepared to raise the minimum wage they pay workers from 50%-80% and ask retailers to pay at least some of the extra cost.

September 13, 2013

In the final hours of its 2013 regular session, the legislature in California voted to approve a bill that would raise the minimum wage from $8 an hour to $10 an hour within three years.

September 21, 2012

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) issued the following statement in response to an announcement that the U.S. Maritime Alliance and the International Longshoremen’s Association have agreed to a 90-day extension of the collective bargaining agreement due to expire on Sept. 30.

December 3, 2010

The Labor Department’s November report indicated that retailers didn't hire as many new workers during the month as they traditionally do at this time of year, according to the Wall Street Journal.

October 26, 2009

The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission has ordered Philadelphia-based Furniture Surplus to pay former employee Paul...

December 11, 2008

Fred Meyer Stores Inc. has settled a federal sex-harassment lawsuit for $485,000....

September 1, 2008

A federal judge has granted summary judgment in favor of more than 400 current and...

February 29, 2008

Has anyone told Big Labor about truth in advertising? Apparently not, given the union...

January 13, 2008

Ankeny, Iowa Already facing lawsuits from managers claiming not to have been paid overtime, convenience...

December 2, 2007

Pleasanton, Calif. Safeway and UFCW Northern California unions announced that they have reached an agreement....

August 31, 2007

The 3-in.-by-4-in. ad on the sports page of a New York newspaper carried a...

August 30, 2007

The 3-in.-by-4-in. ad on the sports page of a New York newspaper carried a nightmarish...

July 30, 2007

Labor leaders have a moral victory, while business doesn’t seem to even know there’s a...

May 31, 2007

Retail employers uttered a collective gasp when the California Supreme Court handed down its April...

September 22, 2005

Oak Brook, Ill., ...

September 22, 2005

Oak Brook, Ill., ...