Retailers Paying Big Fines for Labor Violations

AMRFailure to comply with federal, state and union labor regulations cost retailers from a cross-section of trade categories an average of $250,000 in fines over the past 12 months, according to a new study from AMR Research.

BOSTON — Failure to comply with federal, state and union labor regulations cost retailers from a cross-section of trade categories an average of $250,000 in fines over the past 12 months, according to a new study from AMR Research here.

One-quarter of the respondents in the AMR study were food retailers; the rest were mass merchants/department stores (26%), restaurant and hospitality outlets (24%), and fashion/soft goods retailers (25%).

In the study, 20% of retailers acknowle

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