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E.g., 04/01/2015
E.g., 04/01/2015
March 31, 2015

An Obama administration proposal to expand overtime and redefine what it means to be a restaurant or retail manager will likely harm mangers’ career paths and undermine the quality of customer service they are able to provide, according to a new survey conducted for the National Retail Federation.

March 26, 2015

The Association for Retail Technology Standards, a division of the National Retail Federation, has announced two major additions to the ARTS Standard Request for Proposals library on selecting payments solutions and video analytics solutions. 

March 25, 2015

The National Retail Federation today issued a statement from Senior Vice President for Government Relations David French in advance of the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet hearing on patent reform, at which General Counsel Mark Griffin advocated for comprehensive legislation.

March 25, 2015

The National Retail Federation commends House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade for markling-up the Data Security and Breach Notification Act, which is designed to enhance business and consumer protections against data theft.

March 23, 2015

Hoping the temperatures will meld with their desire to celebrate, 80 percent of Americans this Easter are eagerly looking forward to a fun, family-filled holiday. According to the National Retail Federation’s Easter Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, the average person celebrating Easter will spend $140.62, slightly more than last year’s $137.46. Total spending for Easter, which includes purchases of apparel, decorations, gifts, candy, food, flowers and more, is expected to reach $16.4 billion. 

March 18, 2015

The National Retail Federation outlined six practical, commonsense and achievable solutions to better protect consumers and help businesses prevent cyberattacks and data breaches during testimony before House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s Subcommittee on Information Technology.

March 18, 2015

The National Retail Federation told the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade that Congress needs to pass a strong and effective federal data breach notification law that applies to all entities that handle sensitive customer data.

March 17, 2015

The National Retail Federation today asked the House to approve legislation that would overturn a National Labor Relations Board regulation allowing “ambush” union organizing elections, saying the rule infringes on employee and employer rights and is an attempt to favor union organizing. 

March 16, 2015

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 Commission officials who said doing so would be a “poor fit.”

March 12, 2015

The National Retail Federation announced today Carleen Kohut, chief operating officer, was promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer. 


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