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National Retail Federation Supports the Workflex in the 21st Century Act

Many retailers already provide employees with extensive, flexible benefits tailored to their workforce needs. Unfortunately, laws passed by many state and local governments have left an uneven regulatory environment for retailers. For these retailers seeking relief from the patchwork of state and local laws, your legislation provides a sensible solution while preserving the ability of states to regulate workplace policy for employers that do not voluntarily comply with H.R. 4219.

For decades, retailers have sought to provide employee benefits designed to attract and retain workers while balancing services to consumers and business necessity. Retail comprises a diverse workforce–featuring workers with skills in everything from technology, robotics and finance to sales, logistics and customer service–and your legislation recognizes the reality that retailers must be flexible to compete for that talent in today’s economy.

Full letter of support can be read here.