Wyoming Retail Association ENewsletter                              June 21, 2017

Welcome to the new WRA E-Newsletter!

Welcome to the June 2017 WRA e-newsletter! We hope that you will find the content as valuable and timely as always, while begin presented in a fresh new format. Please scroll down to read about current industry happenings in Wyoming and across the country. Enjoy! As always, the e-newsletter is just one of the vehicles we utilize to provide our members with important hospitality news and communications. We strive to be your one stop shop for any and all industry related questions and concerns. You can reach out to WRA Executive Director Chris Brown, directly, at any time by calling (307) 634-8816 x 207 or by emailing chris@wyoretail.org.

WRA June 2017 Legislative Update
The Wyoming Retail Association monitors and engages in all business related legislative issues at the state and federal level, to protect and promote Wyoming’s retail industry. As Wyoming continues to grapple with a $400 million education-funding deficit, the Wyoming Legislature will continue to explore all options to offset the shortfall. Your association is monitoring and participating in these discussions as we head towards the 2018 Legislative Budget Session, set to convene on February 12, 2018.
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Retailers Welcome Labor Departments Withdrawal of Burdensome Joint Employer Guidance
The National Retail Federation welcomed today’s announcement from the Labor Department that it would withdraw burdensome guidance issued under the Obama Administration significantly broadening the definition of a joint employer and creating seemingly limitless liability in business to business relationships.
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Wyoming Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.1% in May 2017
The Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 4.3% in April to 4.1% in May (a statistically significant decrease). Wyoming’s labor force decreased by an estimated 3,001 individuals (-1.0%) from a year earlier, suggesting that the decline in unemployment is at least partially related to unemployed individuals leaving the state and/or dropping out of the labor force.
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Justice Department Abandons NLRB Position
The Trump administration on Friday sided with employers in a Supreme Court case over the rights of workers to bring class action lawsuits against companies, court documents showed. 
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Save up to $5,000.00 a Year with WRA
WRA Offers Members A New Credit Card Processing Option! The Wyoming Retail Association now offers a new, expert merchant processing program that will provide members with greater savings on their credit and debit card transactions.
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