Some Retailers Give Incentive for Thanksgiving Work
With many retailers planning to launch their Christmas sales on Thanksgiving night, employees will have to leave their families earlier than they may want to man the cash registers, guard the doors and round up the shopping carts. But some of the biggest retailers are trying to take the sting out of missing family festivities by offering premium pay. Macy's, which is among the stores opening at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving, will offer overtime pay of time-and-a-half for the entire shift. Macy's is offering the premium as a courtesy — and incentive — to employees who are working the Thanksgiving shift.