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If you manage people and the myriad laws that govern employment …
If you are responsible for recruiting and retaining talented employees for your store operations …
If you are responsible for employee benefits like health coverage …

… You’ve come to the right place. NRF works with HR professionals to develop resources and policies that improve the retail industry.


Recruitment executives at retail companies share best practices and discuss emerging issues through the Talent Acquisition Group. Meetings are held throughout the year, and discussions continue online in TAG's LinkedIn group.

The Committee on Employment Law (CEL) serves as NRF's technical committee on labor law and employee relations matters, and is comprised of retail industry corporate executives and independent labor counsel, as well as human resource and employee relations executives from NRF retail member companies. 

The Health and Employee Benefits Committee (HEBC) serves as NRF’s technical committee on health care policy and employee benefits issues.  Retail industry human resources executives examine trends and develop strategies, responses and industry benchmarks on landmark statutes like the Affordable Care Act.

Follow the latest employment-related policy developments with conference calls, meetings and webinars. View all upcoming events.


The NRF Job Board connects job seekers with current openings in the retail industry. Our Career Center helps cultivate the next generation of retail leaders with resources ranging from certifications and training to scholarships to career guides.

Stay up to date on the latest pay, policies and benefits trends in the retail, apparel and supermarket industries with the U.S. Retail Compensation and Benefits Survey. Responses from more than 200 companies are organized to help retailers compare strategies, price jobs competitively and enhance reward programs. Learn more or download the free executive summary.

Live webinars and archived replays help retailers navigate changes in health care law and learn how to prepare for the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate. View upcoming events.


NRF’s policy agenda is focused on jobs, innovation and consumer value. We’re the voice of retail in our nation’s capital, advocating for the industry on issues like health care, labor and immigration reform.

Get Involved

Be part of the world’s largest retail trade association. Everyone in your company can take advantage of NRF membership benefits. Learn more or join us.

Staff Contacts:

Neil Trautwein

Neil Trautwein
VP, Employee Benefits Policy Counsel

Lizzy Simmons

Lizzy Simmons
Senior Director, Government Relations

Angela Elder

Angela Elder
VP, Career Development Programs


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