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Cal/OSHA Update: More “paperwork” required for larger furniture retailers

The HFA TeamNov 12, 2018
Policy Matters - Government Relations

By Doug Clark Content Manager, Home Furnishings Association   It’s not a suggestion anymore. Cal/OSHA, California’s occupational safety and health agency, now requires that many employers file summaries of work-related injuries and illnesses electronically by December 31. Furniture retailers are among the covered businesses.   The rule applies to companies


Spiller Furniture turns 70, stronger than ever

The HFA TeamNov 7, 2018

By Robert Bell   To outsiders, Tuscaloosa, Ala., is known for its barbecue joints and national football champions, but where local residents are concerned, there’s an even bigger landmark.   For 70 years HFA member Spiller Furniture has been a fixture in this college town, furnishing homes and dorms and


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US Supreme Court Overturns Quill

The HFA TeamJun 21, 2018
Policy Matters - Government Relations

BREAKING NEWS: US Supreme Court Overturns Quill Today the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in the South Dakota v. Wayfair case–South Dakota (and brick-and-mortar retailers everywhere) won. This means states can require retailers to collect sales tax regardless of physical nexus–all retailers are equal. Here’s the Court’s decision.


How to Better Assist Mattress Shoppers Online

The HFA TeamJun 8, 2018
Current News

By: Kristy Esch, Senior Marketing Manager, PERQ Mattress shoppers tend to start research online. Help guide consumers along with useful, personalized information on your retail mattress website to win them over. Try to give people reasons to feature the products you sell on their guides on how to choose the


What you need to know about complying with the EPA’s formaldehyde rule

The HFA TeamMar 14, 2018
Policy Matters - Government Relations

EPA Formaldehyde Rule: The Environmental Protection Agency published its rule covering formaldehyde emissions in composite wood products in 2016. Most of the main requirements were scheduled to be implemented by December 2017. These requirements were delayed until December 2018 by the Trump Administration. Consequently, The Sierra Club and Earth Justice


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