Labor Department

Retail employment up in November

WASHINGTON — Retail industry employment in November increased by 18,600 jobs, seasonally adjusted from October, according to the National Retail Federation. That represents 12% of the 155,000-job increase reported by the Labor Department for the economy overall. But retail employment was down by 16,300 jobs (unadjusted) versus November 2017. The NRF said a tight labor

Retailers say overtime rule will hurt workers

Retailers say overtime rule will hurt workers

WASHINGTON – New federal overtime regulations scheduled to go into effect on December 1 will hurt the very workers they are meant to help, the National Retail Federation told the House Small Business Committee on Thursday. “Proponents of this rule have touted the changes as a welcomed job creator,” NRF senior vice president for government