5 Ways Retailers Can Avoid Holiday Employment Headaches

By John Richards, Jon Zimring and Adam Roseman (November 27, 2017, 12:00 PM EST) -- As the holiday season approaches, employees look forward to time with family, vacations and holiday festivities, all of which can mean requesting more time off or calling in sick. For retailers, however, the holiday season typically means increased customer demand, staffing challenges and potential for more wage and hour exposure. Given these issues — and potential liabilities — below are a few tips for retailers to keep in mind that may help avoid holiday headaches that could last well into the new year.

1. Temporary Workers, Long-Term Problems?

In response to holiday shoppers and related seasonal demands, retailers may utilize a staffing company that specializes...

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