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    IC vs. employee update: As enforcement heats up, flooring dealers need to be vigilant

IC vs. employee update: As enforcement heats up, flooring dealers need to be vigilant

January 22/29, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 6 By Ken Ryan   The debate over the misclassification of employees—treating them as independent contractors instead of employees—became a hot-button issue during the Obama administration after the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued new guidance that potentially put some flooring dealers at risk for the way they use subcontractor installers. Fast forward to 2018 and a Republican administration and GOP-led Congress are calling

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    Investigation: The perils of misclassifying employees as ICs

Investigation: The perils of misclassifying employees as ICs

January 2/9, 2017: Volume 31, Number 15 By Ken Ryan In August 2016, an Overland Park, Kan., flooring retailer was found guilty of misclassifying its installers as independent contractors (ICS) and was forced to pay 22 workers a total of $159,144—$79,572 in back wages plus an equal amount in liquidated damages—following a U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division investigation. The division ruled Uni Floor violated overtime and

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Guru-USA names national sales and marketing manager

Ontinyent, Spain–Estil Guru S.L. (Guru), a manufacturer of shower waterproofing products, has named Derick Cooper national sales and marketing manager for the U.S. and Canada. Cooper has early 30 ears of

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Haines to exit Bravo Group

Glen Burnie, Md.—Haines has made the decision to exit the Bravo Services group effective April 1, 2018. After a long relationship with Bravo, the decision to end membership in the

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‘Locally-stocked’ program aims to help increase buying group dealers sales

Dallas—Daltile, Marazzi, and American Olean are offering buying group dealers the ultimate in timely product availability through innovative “locally-stocked” programs nationwide. “Traditionally, flooring retailers are used to tile orders being

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