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COVID-19 Employment Law Resources for Home Improvement Stores

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The COVID-19 pandemic has forced independent home improvement retailers to evaluate their businesses from every angle. To assist home improvement operators answer questions about employment law, Hardware Retailing has compiled legal resources from the U.S. government and legal firm Taft. …

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NRHA Offers Free Retail Training Resources Through May 31

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In the past few weeks, many businesses, including home improvement operations, have faced uncertainties and have been required to adjust operations to ensure employees and customers remain safe. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected people across North America and the rest …

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Hassett Hardware: Weighing What’s Right in Crisis

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The spread of COVID-19 has brought moral dilemmas to Eric Hassett, owner of five Hassett Hardware stores in the San Francisco Bay Area. Hassett’s stores sell products, such as cleaning supplies, which are critical for customers and employees to use …

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COVID-19 Guidance for States and Provinces

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As the effects of COVID-19 touch every aspect of retail, some U.S. states and Canadian provinces are declaring home improvement stores “essential” and allowing them to remain open to continue serving communities. On this page, find COVID-19 information for each …

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COVID-19 Health and Safety Resources for Home Improvement Stores

COVID-19 Health and Safety Resources

Amid uncertainty relating to COVID-19, one truth has come into clear focus: home improvement stores are essential. Hardware Retailing and the North American Retail Hardware Association are here to support you. On this page, find health and safety guidelines from …

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Unemployment Claims Rise to 3.3M in Wake of COVID-19

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Jobless claims in the U.S. rose to 3.3 million for the week ending March 21, CNN reports. This figure represents the highest number of initial jobless claims in history since the Department of Labor started recording the number in 1967. …

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Independent We Stand Promotes Local Shopping During COVID-19

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Shop-local movement Independent We Stand is offering free resources to help small businesses keep sales strong during the impact of COVID-19. The organization recently released a list of five ways customers can support small businesses. Among the organization’s tips is …

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Retailers Across North America Remain Resourceful Amid COVID-19

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As local and federal lawmakers across North America issue guidance to stay at home, many are permitting hardware and home improvement stores to remain open to serve their communities. Read about retailers from across North America who are continuing to …

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