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Overtime Labor Laws to Affect Retailers

In the year 2016, new labor laws about overtime practice are expected to take place. According to an article by the National Retail Federation, in order for retailers to voice their opinions on the topic, they must speak up in …

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Lowe’s Hit with False Advertising Suit

Lowe’s has been ordered to pay $1.6 million to settle a lawsuit alleging inaccurate and misleading advertising. According to Marin News, the settlement, ordered by Marin Superior Court Judge Paul M. Haakenson, is the culmination of a civil enforcement action …

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Ace Files Emergency Injunction Against TIM-BR MART

According to NRHA Canada and our Hardlines partners, Ace Hardware has filed an emergency injunction against its Canadian partner, TIM-BR MART Group, through TIM-BR MART’s parent company, TBM Holdco Ltd. According to the report, the injunction centers around the licensing agreement …

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Sears Agrees to $5M Settlement in Wages Class Action

Sears has agreed to a $5 million settlement in a class action alleging it misclassified workers in order to not pay them overtime pay. “The $5 million settlement resolves all current and potential litigation concerning the classification of the [loss …

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Bill to Fight Home Improvement Fraud Approved

Legislation to fight home improvement fraud and to protect legitimate contractors has been passed by the state House. House Bill 1543 would allow the state attorney general’s office to “bolster needed enforcement and oversight of fraud involving shady home-improvement contractors,” …

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The Latest on Debit Card Fees

Merchants aren’t ready to throw in the towel quite yet. On Monday, the National Association of Convenience Stores and the National Retail Federation announced that they will petition the Supreme Court to hear their case against the Federal Reserve. To …

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