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McDonald's franchise employees who were denied recent pay raises have joined hundreds of fast food workers to call for a $15 federal minimum wage.
April 13- New York's attorney general has sent letters to 13 national retailers, including Gap Inc, Target Corp and JC Penney Co Inc, about "on-call shifts" in which workers are told whether to report to work a day or less before a scheduled shift. A number of companies with stores in New York are requiring employees to check in by telephone, text message or email before...
April 13- New York's attorney general has questioned 13 national retailers, including Gap Inc, Target Corp and JC Penney, about "on-call shifts," a staffing practice that requires workers to find out just hours before their shift whether or not they need to report to work. Letters were also sent to Abercrombie& Fitch, J. Crew, L Brands Inc, Burlington Coat Factory, TJX Cos,...
The attorney general of New York is investigating scheduling practices by thirteen large retailers.
April 13- New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has written to 13 retailers, including Gap Inc and Target Corp, questioning them about "on-call shifts," a staffing practice under which workers find out just hours before their shift whether or not they need to go in to work. Practices such as on-call scheduling may violate a New York law, according to the letter.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Check out the companies making headlines after the bell Thursday: PriceSmart, Gap, Citrix & more.
April 9- Click on http://tmsnrt.rs/1yZ1HNm for a table that compares U.S. retailers' March same-store sales with analysts' estimates as published by Thomson Reuters.
There's a new set of names primed and ready to take over space at the top U.S. shopping centers.
Despite the potential for growth, retailers have had difficulty competing in the plus-size category, which has led to frustrated consumers.
As McDonald's plans a pay raise for 10 percent of its U.S. restaurants, will the move extend to its individually-owned franchises?
The move will not apply to workers at franchisee-owned restaurants, which make up 90 percent of U.S. stores.
Penney, Macy's, Nordstrom and other department stores are accelerating their discounts ahead of the early Easter holiday.
After months of promotions, retailers are finally trying to break consumers' addiction to discounts. Will shoppers call their bluff?
The U.S. is severely lacking in its efforts to handle cybersecurity risks and continues to trade privacy for convenience.
Beyond raising wages in retail, Wal-Mart's latest move will have an even bigger impact on the future of retail.
March 10- A women's group has started a campaign calling on Target Corp to raise its hourly wages, as pressure builds on retailers to follow Wal-Mart Stores Inc in boosting worker pay. The move comes on the heels of Wal-Mart's announcement last month that it was lifting its minimum wage to $9 an hour in April and to $10 for current employees in 2016, above the...
The markets were obsessed with a stronger dollar Tuesday.
The five-week long month of March is shaping up to be significant for retailers, not only because of an earlier Easter.
Though the activewear trend is still firing on all cylinders, there have been some recent green shoots in the blue jean market.