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Department of Labor Revises Fair Labor Standard Act

Fair Labor Standards Act

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a final rule of a revision to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Currently, salaried employees making less than $35,568 fall under the FLSA overtime pay protections, ensuring that if they work more …

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Wholesaler Central: Getting to Know HDA


Who is HDA? In April 2022, Distribution America and PRO Group Inc. joined forces to become Hardlines Distribution Alliance (HDA). In the two years since its formation, HDA has harnessed the purchasing power of both groups and has tirelessly worked …

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A Culture of Selling: Getting Everyone to Sell

If you think of sales as the engine that drives your business, then every employee is a moving part in that engine. But they’re not merely “cogs in a wheel,” because if anyone fails to do their part, the entire …

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How to Approach Risk Mitigation Like the Big Boxes Do

risk management

It’s annual report season, which means analysts and investors are poring over 10-Ks and other government filings to see who met expectations in 2023, who fell short and what’s to come in 2024. As an independent home improvement operator, you …

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