National Retail Federation supports William Emanuel as National Labor Relations Board nominee

WASHINGTON, 2017-Jun-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today offered support for William Emanuel, President Trump’s latest nominee for the National Labor Relations Board, and urged the Senate to swiftly confirm both Emanuel and Trump’s earlier nominee, Marvin Kaplan. “Mr. Emanuel is a highly qualified and well-respected labor attorney who will bring decades […]

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NRF condemns House Ways and Means proposal to phase in Border Adjustment Tax over five years

Brady Suggestion Remains a ‘Massive Middle Class Tax Hike’ WASHINGTON, 2017-Jun-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today (June 13, 2017) condemned a proposal by House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady to phase in a Border Adjustment Tax over five years. “Phasing in a job-killing plan like the Border Adjustment Tax […]

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NRF’s David French: The border tax proposal would cause the tax burden on retailers to skyrocket

WASHINGTON, 2017-May-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Retailers would “have no choice” but to pass the higher costs on to consumers if Congress passes a proposed $1 trillion border adjustment tax as part of tax reform, the National Retail Federation said today (May 23, 2017). “The border tax proposal would cause the tax burden on […]

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NRF urges Congress to focus on updating the existing federal income tax system rather than moving toward a consumption tax

WASHINGTON, 2017-May-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today (May 18, 2017) urged Congress to focus on updating the existing federal income tax system through comprehensive reform rather than moving toward a consumption tax. Under either approach, Congress should reject a proposed $1 trillion border adjustment tax that would drive up prices […]

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House Action To Repeal Obamacare Welcomed By Retailers

WASHINGTON, 2017-May-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today (May 4, 2017) applauded the House for passing the American Health Care Act, legislation that would repeal the Affordable Care Act. “Nothing in health care is ever easy or simple, but the House has shown its commitment to closing the book on Obamacare,” […]

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NRF calls on the House Financial Services Committee to reject efforts to repeal debit card swipe fee reform

WASHINGTON, 2017-May-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today (May 2, 2017) called on the House Financial Services Committee to reject efforts to repeal debit card swipe fee reform as it considers approval of the Financial Choice Act. “Debit card swipe fee reform has brought competition and transparency to the debit card […]

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The National Retail Federation supports legislation to repeal and replace ObamaCare

Bills Do Not Include Tax on Employer-Provided Health Benefits WASHINGTON, 2017-Mar-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today (March 7, 2017) said it supports legislation unveiled by House Republicans to repeal and replace former President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. “Retailers want reforms that push us toward a more competition-driven private health care market, […]

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NRF launches new media campaign to educate Americans on the high consumer cost of border adjustment tax

WASHINGTON, 2017-Mar-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today (February 28, 2017) launched a television, print and digital ad campaign to educate Americans on the high consumer cost of the border adjustment tax. The BAT is included in the House Republican leadership’s “Better Way” plan for tax reform. While NRF strongly supports […]

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NRF applauds warning from New York Fed CEO that border adjustment tax would have “unintended consequences” for American consumers

NEW YORK, 2017-Jan-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation applauded a warning from Federal Reserve Bank of New York President and CEO William Dudley today (January 17, 2017) that a border adjustment tax would have “unintended consequences” for American consumers. “Mr. Dudley and retailers are in agreement: a border adjustment scheme would […]

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NRF support former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao as the new head of the Department of Transportation

WASHINGTON, 2017-Jan-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation supported confirmation of former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao as the new head of the Department of Transportation in a letter sent today (January 11, 2017) to the Senate. “Mrs. Chao has an incredible history, knowledge and experience within the transportation industry and we think […]

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NRF welcomes judge’s ruling on preventing DOL’s changes to federal overtime rules from taking effect on Dec 1

WASHINGTON, 2016-Nov-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation welcomed a judge’s ruling today that will prevent the Labor Department’s changes to federal overtime rules from taking effect as scheduled on December 1. U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant issued a preliminary injunction in a lawsuit brought by NRF, attorneys general from 21 states […]

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NRF filed suit against Labor Department’s changes to the federal overtime rules

WASHINGTON, 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation filed suit in U.S. District Court today (September 20, 2016) on behalf of the millions of employers and employees who will be drastically affected if the Labor Department’s changes to the federal overtime rules go into effect on December 1. “The Labor Department’s extreme and […]

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NRF David French: New Union Organizing Rules Will Lead To Confusion For America’s Employers

WASHINGTON, 2016-Mar-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation issued the following statement in response to today’s release from the Department of Labor of final rules significantly narrowing the advice exemption for employers under the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act. “Once again, the Obama administration is bowing to labor unions and eliminating a well-established, […]

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National Retail Federation supports customs reauthorization bill

Washington, DC, 2016-Feb-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation sent a letter  to Senate leadership  voicing strong support for a customs reauthorization bill scheduled for action today, saying it may include votes on the measure in its annual voting scorecard. “As major importers, retailers rely on efficient supply chain operations. This includes ensuring legitimate […]

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NRF: US DOL’s concept of a joint employer is even worse than what we’ve seen from the NLRB

WASHINGTON, 2016-Jan-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation said joint employer standards issued today by the Labor Department are too broad and that Obama administration attempts to hold more companies responsible for the action of subcontractors or franchisees should be overturned by Congress. “The Labor Department’s concept of a joint employer is even […]

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NRF welcomes Congress’s final passage of a wide-ranging spending and tax-relief package

WASHINGTON, 2015-12-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today welcomed final passage by Congress of a wide-ranging spending and tax-relief package, citing provisions that would delay onerous portions of Obamacare, make it easier for businesses to share cyber threats, and renew tax law that helps retailers create jobs while laying the groundwork for […]

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NRF Senior VP David French: Time for Congress to remove the sales tax advantage for Internet sellers that is harming our communities

WASHINGTON, 2015-12-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today called on Congress to reject a customs reauthorization bill set for a vote this week unless it includes a provision allowing states to require online merchants to collect sales tax the same as local stores. “As more and more Main Street retailers close their […]

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Coalition of 10 associations led by NRF sent a letter to Senate in support of an amendment of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015

WASHINGTON, 2015-10-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — A broad-based coalition of 10 associations led by the National Retail Federation sent a letter today to Senate leadership in support of an amendment by Senator Tom Cotton to S. 754, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015, that would give liability protection to businesses that share cyber […]

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NRF to Congress: new chip-and-signature credit cards without PIN will not stop data breaches

WASHINGTON, 2015-10-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today told Congress that new chip-and-signature credit cards without a PIN will not stop data breaches, and that small businesses should not be pressured to install the equipment to accept them at the expense of more effective technology. “The new EMV equipment does not stop […]

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The National Retail Federation issues statement on completion of Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations

WASHINGTON, 2015-10-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today issued the following statement from Senior Vice President for Government Relations David French on completion of Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations: “Trade agreements are vital for American retailers large and small. They help merchants provide high-quality, low-cost goods to U.S. consumers, and provide new overseas market […]

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NRF called on Congress to pass legislation to reverse NLRB ruling on joint employer definition

WASHINGTON, 2015-9-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today called on Congress to pass legislation introduced this week that would reverse a recent National Labor Relations Board ruling that significantly broadens the definition of a joint employer, saying the move would unfairly make companies that work with franchise locations or subcontractors responsible […]

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NRF analysis shows how overtime expansion would impact nearly 1.7 million retail and restaurant workers

WASHINGTON, 2015-9-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Obama Administration has portrayed its proposal to expand the number of people covered by federal overtime rules as a means to bring extra pay to low-wage workers. But a new analysis conducted for the National Retail Federation shows that a far broader range of higher-ranking management and […]

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NRF’s David French on Department of Labor’s decision not to extend overtime deadline

WASHINGTON, 2015-9-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today issued the following statement from Senior Vice President for Government Relations David French on the Labor Department’s decision to move forward with the Obama administration’s proposal to expand overtime, denying requests from business groups for an extension to the comment period: “Today’s announcement […]

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The National Retail Federation comments on votes in the House jeopardizing final congressional approval of Trade Promotion Authority legislation

7 million restaurant and retail jobs in the U.S supported by trade WASHINGTON, 2015-6-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation issued the following statement from Senior Vice President for Government Relations David French on today’s votes in the House, jeopardizing final congressional approval of Trade Promotion Authority legislation, which provides a legislative […]

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The National Retail Federation comments on National Labor Relations Board “ambush” election rules

New NLRB Rules Take Effect Today WASHINGTON, 2015-4-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation issued the following statement fromSenior Vice President for Government Relations David French on National Labor Relations Board “ambush” election rules that take effect today: “This is an overt attempt by the administration to tilt the union election playing […]

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NRF presented Congress with achievable solutions to better protect consumers and help businesses prevent cyberattacks and data breaches

NRF Testifies on Congressional and Industry Efforts WASHINGTON, 2015-3-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today presented Congress with practical, commonsense and achievable solutions to better protect consumers and help businesses prevent cyberattacks and data breaches. “We should not be satisfied with simply determining what to do after a data breach occurs,” NRF […]

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NRF called on the Senate to reject legislation that would impose data security rules designed for the banking industry on nonbank businesses

NRF Sends New White Paper to Senate Commerce Committee WASHINGTON, 2015-3-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today called on the Senate to reject legislation that would impose data security rules designed for the banking industry on retailers and other nonbank businesses, citing a new white paper by two former Federal Trade […]

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The National Retail Federation supports the legislation aimed at repealing the Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON, 2015-2-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation expressed its strong support for legislation aimed at repealing the Affordable Care Act in a letter today sent to House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. NRF will consider votes on H.R. 596 and all related amendments and motions in its […]

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The National Retail Federation reiterated support for federal data breach notification standard as congressional panel held a hearing on this issue

Law Should Cover All Entities that Maintain Personal Information WASHINGTON, 2015-1-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation reiterated its long-standing support for a federal data breach notification standard today as a congressional panel held a hearing on this issue, saying legislation should provide consumers with clear, concise and consistent notice whenever and wherever a […]

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NRF joined with other organizations in filing amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit in the Nestle Dreyer case

NRF Joins Other Business Organizations in Support of Nestle Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, Inc. WASHINGTON, 2015-1-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation joined with other business organizations today in filing an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit in the Nestle Dreyer case. The case before the […]

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