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Resource: Define, Prevent and Address Workplace Harassment

workplace harassment

Workplace harassment is something all retailers should have a handle on, and it should be discussed openly with your management team and your entire staff. To tackle workplace harassment head on, you need to understand how it is defined, what ... Read More »

Small Businesses and Tax Reform

tax reform

Changes to U.S. tax law, approved Dec. 20 by the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, are slated to go into effect in 2018. The New York Times explains some effects of the tax reform on small businesses. The House Ways and ... Read More »

Attorneys: Lumber Liquidators’ $36M Settlement Excludes the Injured

Lumber Liquidators

Attorneys representing people who say chemicals from Lumber Liquidators flooring made them ill claim a new settlement, valued at $36 million, excludes their clients. In October, Lumber Liquidators agreed to pay $26 million in cash and provide $12 million of ... Read More »

Labor Board Says Drivers Are Not Menards Employees


Menards has avoided another labor law violation with the National Labor Review Board’s decision on Nov. 17 that the retailer accurately categorized its delivery drivers as independent contractors instead of as employees. According to the complaint, drivers contracted by Menards (whether ... Read More »

Lumber Prices Rise After Hurricanes, Political Deadlock


Recent hurricanes in the southern U.S. and an ongoing political deadlock between the U.S. and Canadian governments threaten to raise the prices of softwood lumber, reports Canadian newspaper The National Post. Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Commerce claimed ... Read More »

Small Businesses Unsure About Health Care

health care

Health care in the U.S. has been a prominent conversation in the media in recent weeks, and small businesses and how health care legislation currently impacts them are often involved. In a recent report by The New York Times, small ... Read More »

Sears Canada Looks to Sell, Lays off Thousands

Sears Canada

In June, Sears Canada filed for bankruptcy protection and announced plans to close 59 locations and cut 2,900 jobs, according to Global News. Now, the company will begin reaching out to potential buyers while it’s under creditor protection, CBC News reports. The company plans to ... Read More »

Department of Labor Reconsiders Overtime Pay Increase

overtime pay

The Department of Labor announced it is requesting feedback from the Office of Management and Budget on a proposed policy that would make millions more Americans eligible for overtime pay, reports The Washington Post. The policy was introduced by the ... Read More »