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Government and Legal Affairs Update

Government and Legal Affairs Update

Provided for NRF Members only, The Government and Legal Affairs Update discusses the background, updates, and the impact on retail of many issues facing lawmakers.  NRF members can browse the issues below.

NRF Members: Download a PDF of the Complete Update

 Explore the Top Issues in Congress.

Winter 2012 GALA Issues

Banking, Finance and Consumer Protection
  • Consumer Privacy and Online Marketing
  • Credit and Debit Card Interchange Fees
  • Food Safety
  • Gift Cards
  • Product Safety
  • Retail Price Maintenance

  • Business Activity Taxes
  • Depreciation of Retail Improvements
  • Estate Taxes
  • Federal Tax Reform
  • Internet Sales Tax
  • Sales Tax Holidays
  • Work Opportunity Tax Credit

International Trade
  • China
  • Free Trade Agreements
  • Trade Enforcement
  • Trade Legislation
  • Trade Preferences Programs

Labor, Health and Benefits
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Card Check/Employee Free Choice Act
  • Health Care Reform
  • Independent Contractor Classification
  • OSHA Reform
  • Paid Leave
  • Paycheck Fairness Act

Loss Prevention
  • Organized Retail Crime 

Supply Chain
  • California Ports/Clean Trucks
  • Cargo Security
  • Climate Change-Energy Legislation
  • Customs Reauthorization
  • Driver Hours of Service Regulations
  • Ocean Shipping Act Reform
  • Supplier Compliance
  • Transportation Infrastructure – Highway Bill
  • Truck Length and Weight     

NRF members can access updated versions of the briefing papers in this publication at http://www.nrf.com/modules.php?name=Dashboard&id=2&pmenu_id=14 under Policy Positions. The latest news on public policy issues affecting the retail industry is available in Washington Retail Insight.