Retail Law Resource Center

The Retail Law Resource Center is a hub for in-house retail counsel to learn the latest strategies on guiding and advising organizations. Topics covered include employment law, COVID-19, retail litigation and opportunities to connect through committees and councils.

Law Summit
NRF Retail Law Summit Web Series
Feb. 15 – 17, 2022 | Free Virtual Event

The NRF Retail Law Summit brings together in-house attorneys and their peers who deal in the legal matters of their organization to learn and share knowledge on the most critical legal issues facing retail companies today. 

Sign up to get updates including registration information, speakers and CLE-earning opportunities.

Retail supply chain executives at NRF member companies have the opportunity to join one of NRF’s committees, offering opportunities to share information and best practices, network with other members in their field and help shape policy that impacts the retail industry.

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Litigation Risk Trackers

Track weekly legal cases that impact the retail industry, including consumer protection, PAGA, CCPA , BIPA and ADA.  Trackers can be viewed by plaintiffs, law firms, and the courts.

These tools are restricted to NRF Retail Members. Please log in to access.

Benchmarking surveys on work-from-home policies, PTO during COVID-19, quarantine protocols at the workplace, consumer sentiment on face masks, vaccinations, holiday prep and store security.

These surveys are restricted to NRF Retail Members only. Please log in to access.

Benchmarking Surveys
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NRF’s representation of retailers extends to the courts as laws and regulations often become the subject of litigation.

NRF has filed lawsuits of its own, joined retail companies or other trade associations in doing so, and has filed amicus briefs in a number of lawsuits where the retail industry has an interest. 

Browse legal briefs NRF has filed, accompanied by news releases and other supporting material where available. 

Member survey: Have you received a patent or mass arbitration demand letter?

NRF is compiling data on patent and other IP-related demand letters that members are receiving. Members may submit information about demand letters that you receive anonymously. 

COVID-19 Returning Employees and Employment Legal Issues Resources

Operation Open Doors resources provide guidance for retailers on how to bring people back from furloughs and layoffs and address the surrounding legal issues.

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Retailer Workplace Harassment Training Course

An online course that helps to train associates on understanding, recognizing, reporting, and addressing sexual harassment in the workplace. 

Exclusive to NRF members, NRF On Demand lets you and your colleagues watch NRF content whenever and wherever you want. Access curated videos from NRF events and webinars on topics including cybersecurity, digital marketing, supply chain, operations and more. NRF members, regardless of title or job function, can unlock year-round content and education that features industry experts and visionaries.

  • Supply chain and sustainability
  • COVID-19 guidance
  • Research and innovation
  • Cybersecurity webinars
  • Diversity and inclusion
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