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How Big Retailers Can Avoid Newest Wave of Deceptive Price Advertising Lawsuits

by Perkins Coie on

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer last week announced the filing of four lawsuits against some of the largest retailers in the United States, accusing them of misleading customers by advertising a “sales price” alongside...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Big American companies are awfully eager to keep the China market alive. For Disney, that means dropping $1.4 billion on a Hong Kong Disneyland upgrade. For Facebook, it means a CEO who’s picked up Mandarin and a...more

Stay Out of the Red this Black Friday

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

For most retailers, Black Friday will come and go without incident. Other than the final sales numbers, there may be little to record about the day. Some retailers however, do experience a noteworthy incident on Black Friday,...more

The “Unstore”: The Future of Brick and Mortar Retail?

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

The upcoming holiday weekend brings with it Black Friday and Cyber Monday, dates that have become shorthand for the different ways people shop. While e-commerce and physical retailers’ sales are still not comparable, many...more

May your Days be Merry and Blue Laws Compliant

by Goulston & Storrs PC on

‘Tis the season to eat turkey, drink pumpkin-flavored lattes, and, of course, shop. With Black Friday and the holiday season just around the corner, it is important for retailers to remember that Massachusetts has specific...more

Black Friday: May You Finally Shop in Peace

by Goulston & Storrs PC on

Black Friday has traditionally been the day that retailers and consumers gleefully mark on their calendars. Since its inception in the late 1980s and early 1990s, Black Friday has been considered the blast-off point for the...more

Retailer - Fall 2016

NEWS & ANALYSIS - Don’t let a “crowd crush” ruin the holiday retail season for your brick-and-mortar employees - As more consumers move to shopping online, retailers expect to lose some in-person traffic at stores...more

Cyber Monday, Social Commerce and the End of an Era

Online sales on the Monday after Thanksgiving weekend—Cyber Monday—have continued to increase year over year since the day was first christened “Cyber Monday” in 2004. As social media enthusiasts, we were surprised to learn...more

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 11.30.15

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Another Black Friday has come and gone (and hey, welcome to Cyber Monday and a big financial week ahead), but the truth is that it’s not quite what it used to be—both for brick-and-mortar retailers and for those using it to...more

Tax Incentives for Post-Holiday Facelifts

by Goulston & Storrs PC on

This week is a big week for the retail industry: its results can predict the overall success of an important shopping period. If stores perform well, this week can contribute significantly toward a successful quarterly...more

Black Friday? Not This Year.

by Goulston & Storrs PC on

Black Friday is the infamous day that kicks off the official holiday shopping season in the United States. With many folks and students enjoying the day after Thanksgiving off, Black Friday is the perfect time to start...more

Black Friday: It’s Not Just About Brick & Mortar Stores Anymore

Here at Socially Aware, we’re focused on Thanksgiving dinner, but we’re well aware that the day after Thanksgiving—Black Friday—is one of the busiest shopping days of the year, and a critical sales day for brick-and-mortar...more

In REI’s Case, Less PR is Good PR

by Greentarget on

In our line of work, one often hears that any PR is good PR. Whether or not that holds true is an entirely different blog post. However, I would argue that it’s possible to do too much PR at one time, which can lead to...more

Non-Competition Agreements: Black Friday, Cyber Monday or Bust

by Burr & Forman on

This is one of those funny calendar years where Thanksgiving tucked itself deep into the month of November, leaving far too little time for people to contemplate the upcoming holidays and whether or not it’s actually...more

Expect the Best, Prepare for the Worst: OSHA Enforcement Looms Over Black Friday

“Black Friday” is the day after Thanksgiving and considered by many to be the start of the holiday shopping season. In recent times, the term “Black Friday” has been associated with the concept that retailers’ shift from...more

A Few Workplace-Related Things We Can Be Thankful For

From a labor and employment law standpoint, I’m not sure we have a lot to be thankful for this year. But ’tis the season, so here are a paltry few...more

WARNING: Don’t Forget About OSHA’s Crowd Safety Requirements During The Black Friday Frenzy

Every year, Black Friday, the annual day-after Thanksgiving sales event, draws a record number of shoppers. In 2013, the National Retail Federation reported that 137 million shoppers participated in Black Friday....more

Privacy Tuesday - November 2014 #2

Here are three privacy stories to start your week - 1. Dear “financial institution” : how is your data security?! Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) announced (press release) that on November 18 the Senator...more

‘Tis the (Retail) Season, Part I: OSHA’s Tips for a Safe Black Friday

In advance of the holiday season, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is reminding retail employers to take precautions to prevent workplace injuries during major sales events,...more

How to Keep Your Business on the Nice List: 2014 Tips for Holiday Shopping Crowd Control

by Collins & Lacy, P.C. on

Effective crowd management should be a year-round priority for retailers, but Black Friday and the ensuing holiday shopping season elevates the importance of crowd control. It seems like each holiday season the media reports...more

New England Employers Beware Holiday Opening Bans

Over the past several years, many retailers have moved up the start times of their “Black Friday” sales so that they start on Thursday—which is Thanksgiving—instead of Friday. Despite some public disapproval, this move...more

NLRB's Heavy Hand Against Wal-Mart Has Implications for Healthcare Providers

by BakerHostetler on

On November 19, 2013, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced that its general counsel has authorized the issuance of multiple complaints against Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Wal-Mart) over a variety of statements made...more

The HR Grinch: The Pitfalls Of Businesses That Open For The Holidays

by Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP on

There was a lot of buzz in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving—buzz which will continue through the Christmas holiday—about retailers and other businesses that not only opened on “Black Friday,” but also on Thanksgiving Day...more

A Black (Friday) Hole of Creativity

by Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A. on

Maybe my memory is worsening with each year, but I have to admit that I do not recall “Black Friday” existing as a child. I know that I didn’t have school and I know that a lot of adults had the day off. I’m certain that...more

The Dark Cloud Over Nordstrom’s Black Friday: California Law May Prohibit Retailers from Collecting Email Addresses at Checkout

This past weekend if you survived the towel aisle and other Black Friday dangers and made it to the register to purchase your items, it is possible you were asked to provide an email address so that your receipt could be...more

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