"This rule ensures all parties are protected on a level playing field with a fair and reasonable interpretation of the law."NRF Senior Vice President David French
WASHINGTON – The National Retail Federation today issued the following statement from Senior Vice President of Government Relations David French in response to the National Labor Relations Board’s final rule regarding joint employer status. The rule reinstates the traditional bright line standard under the National Labor Relations Act and provides additional clarity for employers and employees alike.
“The retail industry applauds the National Labor Relations Board’s final rule, as it reverses the controversial Obama-era joint employer standard and provides much-needed legal certainty surrounding business-to-business relationships. It should be crystal clear what it means to be an employer, and that is exactly what this final rule will achieve.
This rule ensures all parties are protected on a level playing field with a fair and reasonable interpretation of the law. NRF commends the NLRB on its decision to eliminate confusion regarding standard business relationships and allow retailers to continue to spur job creation.”
The National Retail Federation, the world’s largest retail trade association, passionately advocates for the people, brands, policies and ideas that help retail thrive. From its headquarters in Washington, D.C., NRF empowers the industry that powers the economy. Retail is the nation’s largest private-sector employer, contributing $2.6 trillion to annual GDP and supporting one in four U.S. jobs — 42 million working Americans. For over a century, NRF has been a voice for every retailer and every retail job, educating, inspiring and communicating the powerful impact retail has on local communities and global economies.