5 Seasonal Worker Hiring Blunders Employers Should Avoid

By Vin Gurrieri (December 8, 2016, 4:36 PM EST) -- With the holiday shopping season in full swing, employers are embarking on their annual quest to keep pace with increased customer traffic by beefing up their staffs with temporary seasonal workers. But if employers take shortcuts when rushing to add those temporary employees, attorneys say, they could end up on the wrong side of a lawsuit in the new year.

Particularly in the retail sector, where brick-and-mortar stores see some of their highest sales volume of year, the holiday season brings out millions of shoppers, a rush that forces employers to find seasonal help to ring up purchases, assist customers on...

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