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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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

EPA Issues Ban on Consumer Methylene Chloride Products

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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 ... Read More »

Stanley Black & Decker Questions ‘Real Home’ of Craftsman

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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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

Shifting Marijuana Laws Daze Employers

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As of May, 30 states and the District of Columbia allow some form of legalized marijuana, including eight states that allow marijuana use without a doctor’s prescription. This year’s midterm elections could bring another wave of legalization as voters in ... Read More »

Resource: Define, Prevent and Address Workplace Harassment

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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 »