November 30, 2016
More than half (56%) of retailers plan to comply with the planned Fair Standards Labor Act (FLSA) overtime rule for exempt employees on Dec. 1, the date it was to go into effect, despite a Nov. 22 injunction that puts the plan on hold.
 
November 29, 2016
The TJX Companies isn’t letting a federal judge’s decision to block the Obama administration rule expanding overtime pay get in the way of its plans to comply with the rule. 
 
November 29, 2016

If you’re concerned about employee engagement and reducing your staff turn-over numbers, you’re not alone. 

November 23, 2016
Retailers finally have their reprieve. On Nov. 22, a federal court in the Eastern District of Texas granted a nationwide injunction blocking the enforcement of the FLSA overtime rule. Employers are no longer required to meet the Dec. 1 deadline.
November 23, 2016
The National Retail Federation welcomed a judge’s ruling late Tuesday that will prevent the Labor Department’s changes to federal overtime rules from taking effect as scheduled on Dec. 1.
 
November 23, 2016

A federal judge in Texas issued a preliminary injunction blocking an Obama administration rule that would have allowed more employees to qualify for overtime pay by raising the salary limit to $47,476 from $23,660. 

November 22, 2016
Paid Sick Leave laws have spread like wildfire across several states and cities, each with their own unique requirements.
 
November 17, 2016
The ghost of holidays past hangs over many retail workers, according to a new study of part- and full-time retail employees by Kronos.
 
November 14, 2016

CSA spoke with Carl Howard, president and CEO of Fazoli’s, about the company’s strategy regarding the Department of Labor’s new overtime rule.

November 10, 2016
Retailers and other employers of minimum-wage earners can expect to see their labor costs go up in four states. 
 
November 8, 2016

When retail consisted mainly of brick and mortar stores, the role of the chief merchandising officer (CMO) focused almost exclusively on selecting merchandise, designing display strategies and planograms and driving category performance. 

November 8, 2016
Chain Store Age will sponsor a webinar on one of the most important issues facing store retailers: How to give frontline store associates the critical knowledge they need to drive sales and customer satisfaction.
 
November 1, 2016
Staples wants to help its associates pay back their student loans.
 
October 25, 2016

Walmart recently announced that it provided pay increases for its managers who are currently making approximately $45,000 per year.

October 24, 2016
My family – and many other consumers – have already started planning for the holidays. With Deloitte projecting a 4% increase in holiday sales over last year's shopping season, it’s critical that you have the workforce in place to address this opportunity.
 
October 24, 2016
Nordstrom may be closed on Thanksgiving Day, but a new team of associates will be ready to serve shoppers come Black Friday. 
 
October 18, 2016
Inefficient staffing processes and lack of adequate workforce engagement tools are causing retailers to leave money on the table.
 
October 17, 2016
Macy’s is not joining the ranks of retailers and mall operators who plan to close their doors on Turkey Day. In fact, it’s opening them one hour earlier than last year.  
 

 

October 13, 2016
While most retailers haven’t upped their 2016 holiday hiring over last year, Amazon is not among them.
 
October 12, 2016

Walmart is upping some managers’ salaries in anticipation of the Department of Labor’s new overtime rule, scheduled to take effect Dec. 1, 2016.

October 11, 2016
MOM’s Organic Market started as a produce delivery company based out of the founder’s mother’s garage and has grown into a 16-store grocery chain.  
 
October 10, 2016
The retail industry saw an increase of 10,000 jobs in September over August, according to the National Retail Federation.
 
September 30, 2016
With the holidays right around the corner, retailers are already setting up for the biggest shopping season of the year. 
September 30, 2016
The House of Representatives has passed a bill that would delay by six months the effective start date of the Department of Labor's (DOL's) new overtime regulations.