There has been quite a bit in the papers recently about Black Friday and how early stores will be opening. There are only a few holidays where stores are closed and workers can spend with their families. Personally, we would rather not see this rush to be first to open and take employees away from their holiday.
There is a safety aspect to this. Many readers will recall an instance in 2008 where an employee was trampled to death when a mob stormed a store when the employee opened the doors. OSHA has developed a fact sheet to give employers guidance on crowd control and the potential frenzy of Black Friday (or any similar situation). Let’s keep everyone safe out there.