Walmart and Target are taking different approaches to add robots in stores, a split that will have an impact on the companies’ massive workforces and shape the future of automation in retail.
A Bloomberg Opinion columnist questions the company’s recent foray into the grocery space pointing out that, “The company has a lot of experiments, but nothing has stuck yet.”
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Democrats debated the issue Wednesday, but the real debate is with Republicans: over which workers would qualify and whether to pay for it by borrowing from their future benefits.
Early this year, the Labor Department announced the minimum salary to be exempt from overtime pay will be $646 per week, or $35,548 per year. Any of your employees that earn less than that must be paid overtime if they work more than 40 hours in a week. But those aren’t the only people that have to be paid overtime – if you don’t meet the “duties test” you need to be paid overtime as well.