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VRF proactively represents and supports the legislative interests of Virginia retailers on the local, State, and Federal levels.

VIRGINIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2020

 

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Minimum Wage Increase

There have been several bills introduced to increase the minimum wage in Virginia. All of these bills will have a major impact on the Retail Industry and cause our members to have to make difficult choices when it comes employee hours, benefits, and much more.

VRF Opposes

Mandated Paid Leave

Several bills have been introduced to mandate paid leave by employers. They vary in how this is accomplished, but all will create a one size fits all approach to leave which could be detrimental to the Retail Industry.

VRF Opposes

Elimination of Right to Work

Legislation has been introduced to eliminate the Right to Work law in Virginia. This will allow unions to have a strong-hold in the Commonwealth. Which could negatively impact the employer/employee relationship in the Retail Industry.

VRF Opposes

 

 

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Virginia Retail by the Numbers

 

1,057,777
Jobs Supported by Retail
87,997

Retail Establishments
$63.5 (b)
Total GDP Impact
767,243
Direct Retail Employment
$20,545 (m)
Direct Labor Income
$30,927 (m) 
Direct Impact on GDP

 

source: National Retail Federation

 

 

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