New Laws, Labor Market Make Holiday Hiring Tougher In 2019

Law360 (November 8, 2019, 10:00 AM EST) -- Staffing is a perennial challenge for retailers, restaurants and other employers whose business booms around the holiday season, and this year's holiday hiring surge is expected to prove particularly complicated because of a tight labor market and new worker-friendly laws. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, Law360 looks at a few of the biggest holiday hiring challenges of 2019.

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Just 3.6% of able, available adults were looking for work last month, according to the latest U.S. Department of Labor figures, up just a tenth of a percent from the 50-year low unemployment rate the agency charted for...

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