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Hiring seasonal workers for the holiday season

The holiday shopping season can be an incredibly important one for businesses, both big and small, in the retail industry. During this time of year, there are lots of shoppers out there looking for gifts for their friends and family and making other holiday purchases. How a retailer does during this major shopping season can sometimes play a significant role in how the year as a whole goes for their business. 

It is being predicted that consumers will engage in even more holiday spending this upcoming holiday shopping season than they did last year. Specifically, a 3.7 percent increase in such spending is being predicted by the National Retail Federation. 

During the holiday shopping season, it can be very important for a retailer to have sufficient staff to handle the high volume of customers this season can bring. For some retailers, getting sufficient staff levels for the holiday shopping season involves hiring seasonal workers. The National Retail Federation estimates that, this year, retailers in the U.S. expect to bring 700,000-750,000 seasonal workers on board for the holiday shopping season. 

How much in seasonal worker hiring do you think retail businesses here in the Plano area will do this holiday season?

For some retailers, how seasonal hiring for the holiday season goes can be a big contributor to how successful the holiday season is financially for their business. Thus, handling legal issues related to seasonal employees, such as employment agreements and business policies regarding such workers, in an appropriate manner can be of the utmost importance for retailers this time of year. Mishandling seasonal worker legal issues could lead to employment disputes with such workers that could pose some significant financial risks for a business. When it comes to legal issues and disputes regarding seasonal workers, retailers should consider seeking out an experienced business law attorney's advice. 

Source: masslive, "Holiday shopping 2015: How many jobs? How much will average person spend?," Jim Kinney, Oct. 26, 2015

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