Today the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), the trade association for the world’s largest and most innovative retail companies, issued the following statement following the House passage of H.R. 1180 the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017:
“We applaud the House passage of the Working Families Flexibility Act and thank Congresswoman Roby for her leadership in introducing this important piece of legislation. As the nation’s largest employer supporting 42 million American jobs, flexibility is key to propelling our workforce into the future. Employees and employers alike have made it clear that they prefer innovative workforce policies -- including the use of a flexible comp time option and an automatic payout for time not used. This legislation will help meet the needs of our dynamic workforce and keep the retail ecosystem growing,” said Evan Armstrong, vice president of government affairs for RILA.
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.