September 16, 2015

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is questioning whether to use a broader definition of the term “joint employer,” a move that could bring sweeping changes to the restaurant and retail/wholesale franchisor model.

September 3, 2015

The National Retail Federation continues to turn up the heat on the Labor Department’s proposal to expand overtime pay. 

September 1, 2015

The Labor Department is not extending the comment period on the Obama administration’s proposal to expand overtime pay.

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.

June 30, 2015

Retailers and restaurant owners can expect their labor costs to rise under a new proposal from the Obama administration.

May 19, 2015

The Obama Administration’s plan to revise federal overtime regulations would likely “hollow out” low- and mid-level management positions in the restaurant and retail industries and result in a shift toward more hourly and part-time workers, according to a new National Retail Federation (NRF) report.

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.

December 30, 2014

The statement  “class action for wage and hour violations” has become an all too familiar phrase in the retail industry. 

November 25, 2014

By Nicholas Fortuna and Paula Lopez


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).

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 3, 2014

The National Retail Federation (NRF) has urged Congress to pass the bipartisan Save American Workers Act, which would change the Affordable Care Act’s definition of full-time employment from 30 hours per week to 40 hours.

December 18, 2013

U.S. retail e-commerce spending from desktop computers for the first 45 days of the November-December 2013 holiday season totaled $37.8 billion, according to comScore.

April 11, 2011

By Lonnie Giamela, Partner, Fisher & Phillips LLP

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.

June 27, 2010

Employee absence costs organizations the equivalent of 36% of their base payroll on average, according...

October 4, 2009

Family Dollar Stores said on Monday that the U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to...

September 1, 2008

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

January 13, 2008

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

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...

May 31, 2007

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