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.
 
September 29, 2016

In response to public concern that wages at the low end of the pay scale were slow to rise, particularly for store managers and assistant store managers, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) updated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations defining which white collar workers must be paid overtime pay.  

September 28, 2016
The Bon-Ton Stores is getting its holiday team in place.
 
September 28, 2016
The key to success is customer satisfaction. 
 
September 23, 2016
Chain Store Age will present a webinar on workplace violence — and how to create an emergency response plan to deal with violent incidents — on Thursday, Sept. 29, at 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. (EDT).
 
September 21, 2016
While most of the industry is focused on the upcoming holiday season, Party City has bigger fish to fry — hiring for Halloween.
 
September 21, 2016

The National Retail Federation filed suit in U.S. District Court on Wednesday on behalf of the millions of employers and employees who it said will be drastically affected if the Labor Department’s changes to the federal overtime rules go into effect on Dec. 1.

September 21, 2016
Walmart hourly employees are being rewarded for helping to improve customers’ satisfaction with the discounter’s stores.
 
September 20, 2016
Macy’s is the latest retailer to announce it will hire roughly the same amount of holiday employees as last year. 
 
September 19, 2016
The nation’s improving job market has a down side for the retail industry, particularly as the crucial holiday season arrives.
September 15, 2016

In case you missed it, a national Higher Ground Moral Day of Action took place Monday at 30 state capitols across the country and in Washington, D.C. 

September 15, 2016
Dollar General announced a major hiring initiative to support its continued expansion.
 
September 14, 2016
The mobile workforce is changing the face of the workplace, and Staples wants to lead the next phase of this change.
 
September 12, 2016

The holiday hiring wars have begun.

September 6, 2016
A coalition of New York-based advocates have launched a national campaign to press large retailers, restaurant chains and other companies to end on-call and last-minute scheduling.
 
September 1, 2016
Walmart is eliminating about 7,000 back-office positions at its U.S. stores, with the majority of the cuts in the accounting and invoicing areas.
 
August 31, 2016

Quick-serve restaurant chain Chipotle has been hit with a lawsuit in which current and former Chipotle employees claim that the company made them work extra hours "off the clock" without paying them, CNN Money reported. 

August 31, 2016

This week, 10,000 current and former Chipotle employees filed a class action lawsuit claiming back wages, working off the clock and various labor violations.

August 29, 2016
Amazon.com is going to give select employees the chance to work a shorter week for reduced pay — but with full benefits.
 
August 24, 2016

We have been severely distracted over the last year by political rhetoric from presidential candidates ranting about how trade and globalization are killing jobs. They never mention the bigger cause — automation.

August 18, 2016
If online retail didn’t exist, 1.2 million more people would be working in the retail industry.
 
August 5, 2016
Dollar Tree will eliminate some 370 positions as part of a corporate restructuring related to its acquisition of Family Dollar last year.
 
August 5, 2016
Walmart is testing a new scheduling system designed to improve peak-hour scheduling and gives its employees more certainty about their job schedules, the Associated Press reported.
 
August 3, 2016
Hard hats are in big demand, as construction employment increased in 228 out of 358 metro areas in the last year.