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HFA asks members to push for important tax correction

Doug ClarkFeb 28, 2019
Current News,Policy Matters - Government Relations

The Home Furnishings Association is calling on members in eight states to urge their U.S. senators to support an important tax bill.  The legislation, which would fix a drafting error in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, is expected to be introduced in March by Sens. Pat Toomey (R-Penn.)

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Senate committee seeks comments about consumer data privacy

The HFA TeamFeb 27, 2019
Policy Matters - Government Relations

Most businesses, including furniture retailers, collect information about shoppers. Now, Congress is considering legislation to regulate the use and protection of consumer data.  The U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs is asking for comment to help it craft a possible bill.  “I am particularly interested in what

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Home Furnishings Association asks for ADA website guidance

The HFA TeamFeb 27, 2019
Current News,Policy Matters - Government Relations

The Home Furnishings Association has asked the U.S. Department of Justice to set guidelines for commercial website compliance under the Americans with Disabilities Act.  In a letter to Eric S. Dreiband, the assistant attorney general who heads the Civil Rights Division, HFA CEO Sharron L. Bradley noted that businesses are

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It’s settled: The state, not cities, sets the minimum wage everywhere in Florida

The HFA TeamFeb 26, 2019
Policy Matters - Government Relations

The Florida Supreme Court has ended an effort by Miami Beach to raise its citywide minimum wage above the state level.  In a 5-2 decision released Feb. 6, the court declined to hear an appeal from a lower-court ruling against the city. The high court had agreed last year to

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California disputes federal preemption of truck driver rest-break rules

Doug ClarkFeb 25, 2019
Current News,Policy Matters - Government Relations

California has challenged a federal agency’s right to preempt rest-break rules for truck drivers. “It is well within a state’s rights to establish standards for the welfare of our workers,” state Attorney General Xavier Becerra said in a news release. “Truck drivers, like every other person protected under California’s labor laws

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