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Retail Employer Workplace News - Summer 2015

By Mark S. Askanas
  • September 25, 2015

Schedules That Work Bill

A bill in the U.S. Senate would require employers to consider their employees’ requests for changes to their work schedules and to provide more predictable and stable schedules for employees in certain occupations with evidence of unpredictable and unstable scheduling practices. Read more…

Retailer’s Guide to Defending against Workplace Violence

Violence is a leading cause of workplace deaths in the last 15 years and causes 48 percent of worker deaths in the retail industry, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Protecting retail stores is particularly challenging because they are open, public, high-traffic spaces with cash on hand, sometimes late-night operations, and with high employer turnover and stress. Read more…

Sales May Sizzle, But Keep Employees Cool

When the outdoor temperature tops 80 degrees Fahrenheit, the cool, air-conditioned comfort of a retail store may be a refuge for salespeople, but it is easy to forget that many other retail employees (including truck drivers, loaders, mechanics, janitors, maintenance personnel, cart attendants, and warehouse crews) may be feeling the heat in their workplaces. Read more…

California Paid Sick Leave Law Amended

Significant amendments to California’s Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014, also known as the California Paid Sick Leave Law, went into effect immediately upon Governor Jerry Brown’s signature on Assembly Bill no. 304 on July 13, 2015. Key provisions of the Amendment affect calculation of the rate of pay, method of accrual of paid leave, and recordkeeping. Read more…


October 28-30, 2015: Jackson Lewis Shareholders Garen E. Dodge and Philip B. Rosen will speak on “Joint Employer Issues for Retail Employers” at the Retail Law Conference in San Antonio, TX. The conference, hosted by the Retail Industry Leaders Association and Retail Litigation Center, is designed to help in-house counsel from retail channels connect with peers and learn about the most pressing issues facing the industry. For more information, visit the conference website.

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