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More U.S. Workers Eligible for Overtime Pay

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Under a new advisory from the Labor Department, 1.3 million U.S. workers are now eligible for overtime pay, NPR reports. Under current law, most workers making about $23,660 a year are eligible for overtime pay. Starting Jan. 1, 2020, the …

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Approaching Electrical Projects With Customers

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Discussing home projects dealing with electricity likely puts a charge through any retailer. When helping customers tackle electrical projects, retailers should consider how difficult the project is and how a customer is planning to take it on. Some, like installing …

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Sears Sues Former CEO Edward Lampert

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Sears Holdings Corp. is suing its former CEO and the hedge fund he manages for allegedly funneling $2 billion in assets from the retailer, according to the Chicago Tribune. Sears claims that Edward Lampert, the company’s former CEO, “systemically picked …

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The Future of Cashless Retail

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As more retailers and restaurants move to not accept cash as a method of payment, some critics say the possibility of cashless retail could negatively impact the homeless and working poor, according to a report from Bloomberg. Rebecca Esparza, who …

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EPA Issues Ban on Consumer Methylene Chloride Products

Methylene Chloride

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued new limits on methylene chloride, a chemical found in paint stripping products, The New York Times reports. Previously, the Obama administration had called methylene chloride, which the Times reports has been linked to …

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Stanley Black & Decker Questions ‘Real Home’ of Craftsman

Stanley Black & Decker

Stanley Black & Decker has filed a lawsuit to prevent Sears from calling itself the “real home” of the Craftsman brand, according to the Chicago Tribune. Stanley Black & Decker purchased the brand from Sears in 2017 in a deal …

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What the Wayfair Decision Means for Independent Businesses

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In June, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that online purchases could be subject to the same state and local taxes as purchases made at brick-and-mortar stores. The court’s decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair overturned a prior ruling that prevented states …

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A Closer Look at Updates to Internet Sales Tax Laws

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Independent brick-and-mortar retailers may finally have a more level playing field with their online competitors thanks to a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on internet sales tax laws, says Bill Brunelle, co-founder of Independent We Stand, an organization that promotes …

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