Retailers Welcome Bill to Promote Healthy Workplaces

Today, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) welcomed the introduction of legislation to establish a healthy workplace tax credit. The Healthy Workplace Tax Credit, introduced today by Representative Tom Rice (R-SC), would help businesses of all sizes offset the cost of reconfiguring and cleaning workplaces to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

“The health and safety of every employee and customer is the number one priority for the retail industry. Retailers have already made significant updates to protocols that make shopping safe,” said RILA Vice President of Tax Dave Koenig. “The Healthy Workplace Tax Credit enables businesses of all sizes to continually make the necessary investments that give workers the confidence to return to work and consumers the reassurance that shopping can be done in a safe manner. Providing employers with this tax credit will help get our economy back on track. Leading retailers appreciate Rep. Rice’s leadership on this issue and look forward to working with him to get it included in the next COVID relief package.” 


RILA is the US trade association for leading retailers. We convene decision-makers, advocate for the industry, and promote operational excellence and innovation. Our aim is to elevate a dynamic industry by transforming the environment in which retailers operate.

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.

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