The National Retail Federation

Retailers express concern about OSHA emergency regulation regarding COVID-19

Retailers express concern about OSHA emergency regulation regarding COVID-19

WASHINGTON – The National Retail Federation today expressed concern about a possible Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) emergency temporary standard regarding COVID-19. NRF urged OSHA to continue to issue industry-specific guidance concerning COVID-19. “Over the past year, retailers have taken extraordinary precautions to protect the health and safety of customers and employees during this

NRF’s planned June show to go virtual

NRF’s planned June show to go virtual

WASHINGTON — The National Retail Federation, which is conducting the first chapter of its 2021 Retail’s Big Show conference online, announced on Tuesday that the planned in-person chapter of the show, scheduled for June, will also be held virtually. “We have recently learned that the Javits Center, which is being used as a venue for

NRF lauds rules from Department of Labor

NRF lauds rules from Department of Labor

WASHINGTON – The National Retail Federation welcomed regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Labor Wednesday that clearly define the difference between workers who must be considered employees and those who can be classified as independent contractors. “These rules provide much-needed legal certainty for employers, employees and independent contractors nationwide,” NRF senior vice president for

NRF congratulates Biden, Harris

NRF congratulates Biden, Harris

WASHINGTON — The National Retail Federation on Saturday issued a statement congratulating President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and pledging to work with the administration and new Congress to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic and propel the country’s economic recovery. “After a historic and unprecedented election season, the country has selected our next Commander

Retailers say Pandemic Risk Insurance Act would provide ‘greater resilience’ in future outbreaks

Retailers say Pandemic Risk Insurance Act would provide ‘greater resilience’ in future outbreaks

WASHINGTON – The National Retail Federation welcomed on Tuesday the introduction of the Pandemic Risk Insurance Act, which would establish a federal program to help businesses obtain insurance coverage for pandemics modeled on a system for terrorism insurance established following 9/11. “Congress must take swift action on a solution to provide all businesses protection against

Retailers welcome CARES Act to help businesses during COVID-19 outbreak

Retailers welcome CARES Act to help businesses during COVID-19 outbreak

WASHINGTON  – The National Retail Federation issued the following statement from president and CEO Matthew Shay in response to the Senate’s expected vote Wednesday on stimulus legislation intended to ease the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic: “Retailers big and small and the associates they employ appreciate the efforts by leaders in the House and