Employment Law and Benefits Committee

The Employment Law and Benefits Committee is comprised of retail in-house legal counsel, senior human resource executives, benefit specialists and prominent outside labor counsel. The committee meets twice each year to discuss labor, human resources, and employment law issues, including trends in litigation, new policy developments, and best practices in effectively complying with labor laws and regulations. This group also examines health care and benefit legislative and regulatory policies that affect retailers and recommends policy positions for NRF advocacy. This committee also serves as NRF's technical committee on labor law and employee relations matters and regularly files amicus briefs on behalf of the industry. NRF hosts monthly calls for the committee, conducts benchmarking, and regularly provides opportunities to network, exchange information, and discuss best practices with industry peers. 

Committee Chair:  Toni Douaihy, VP & Assistant General Counsel, Macy’s, Inc.

NRF Staff Liaison:  Ed Egee, VP, Government Relations & Workforce Development

For more information on joining this committee, please contact Ed Egee.


Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Supreme Court Subcommittee
Chair: Diane Saunders, Ogletree Deakins

International Employment Law Subcommittee
Chair:  Danny Kaufer, Borden Ladner Gervais

Litigation Subcommittee
Chair: Julie Stahr, Schiff Hardin

National Labor Relations Board Subcommittee
Chair: Kim Seten, Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete

Technology in the Workplace Subcommittee
Chair: Adam Forman, Epstein Becker & Green

Wage and Hour Subcommittee
Chair: Julie Dunne, DLA Piper

Law Firm Partners

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete, LLP
  • DLA Piper 
  • Epstein Becker & Green, PC
  • Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • Jackson Lewis P.C.
  • Littler Mendelson, PC
  • Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart, PC
  • Schiff Hardin, LLP
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, LLP

Upcoming Events

Spring 2021 Meeting - April 21-21, 2021- Register/Agenda

Resources / Previous Meetings / Materials

March 25, 2021 - NRF-DLA Piper Webinar: Employee COVID-19 Screenings and FLSA / CA Wage & Hour Concerns (PPT Link)