America’s New Labor Reality

Retailers across America have been announcing that they will be hiring thousands of seasonal workers for the holiday season this year, just in time for a wave of new labor regulations. On December 1, 2016, updates to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) will raise the minimum salary threshold required to qualify for exemption from the Fair Labor Standards Act’s to $50,440 per year from the current $23,660. While this change will likely not affect these temporary employees, other state and local legislation influencing worker schedules and on-call shifts just might.

So how could all these changes affect your business? And what can you do to prepare? JDA stands ready to help retailers and related industries get ready. We recently published Retail Imperative: Transforming to Thrive in the New Labor Reality, a guide that will provide valuable information and resources to help you stay compliant with changing regulations. In it, you will learn about the potential impact of changes to FLSA and other labor legislation. You will also learn about our impressive solution set to help you with scheduling, budgeting and planning, labor demand, and much more! Check out this informative eBook and then contact us to see how we can help.

Stay compliant and profitable…and have breakfast too!

You can find a lot of beneficial resources on, but we’re also bringing the content straight to you! On October 20, 2016, in partnership with Microsoft and Littler Mendelson, JDA will be hosting a retail workforce management networking breakfast at the Dallas Museum of Art. At Transforming Art into Science: A New Age of Predictive Scheduling, attendees will learn about:

  • The latest retail legislation from labor law experts Littler Mendelson, P.C. (Presentation: Legislative Trends: The Predictable Scheduling Movement, What Retailers Need to Know; James Frederick, Shareholder, Littler Mendelson, P.C.)
  • How workforce management tools enable both compliance and profitability (Presentation: How to effectively utilize Workforce Management Tools to meet and exceed Predictive Scheduling mandates; Marty Reynolds, Vice President Retail Sales, JDA Software)
  • What the Retail Store of 2020 looks like, and how you can prepare (Presentation: The Retail Store of 2020: Why labor will be at the center of innovation; Microsoft)

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to get educated on changing labor regulations and learn how you can stay ahead of the curve! Click here to register now!



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