Today, Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) Vice President of Government Affairs Evan Armstrong issued a statement of thanks as the House Education and Workforce Committee’s holds a hearing on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decision in Browning-Ferris to redefine the current joint employer standard. The decision upends decades of settled law and could disrupt the complex supply chain systems retailers have developed to bring goods to all Americans.
“We thank the House Education and Workforce Committee for listening to the concerns of the employer community. The NLRB’s decision to overturn decades of sound law, erodes the relationship between employers and employees, stifles employee growth and threatens the future of American industry. RILA members need clarity and flexibility in the law to continue to create opportunities for growth and innovation in the retail industry. We look forward to working with Congress to support a clear definition of joint employment that works for retail and our workforce."
RILA is the trade association of the world’s largest and most innovative retail companies. RILA members include more than 200 retailers, product manufacturers, and service suppliers, which together account for more than $1.5 trillion in annual sales, millions of American jobs and more than 100,000 stores, manufacturing facilities and distribution centers domestically and abroad.