For California members of the Home Furnishings Association, this has been a very difficult year. And it can get worse if voters approve Proposition 15 on the Nov. 3 ballot. Business shutdowns in response to the coronavirus crisis and widespread wildfires delivered a devastating economic impact to the state. While
The Office of U.S. Trade Representative recently announced investigations into Vietnamese trade practices that could further disrupt furniture supply chains. One alleges currency manipulation. The other claims that some wood product exports to the United States are made with illegally harvested timber. The Home Furnishings Association understands what this could
A bipartisan bill in Congress addresses a problem that has cost many Home Furnishings Association members thousands of dollars. It’s called the Online Accessibility Act. If it becomes law, it would bar plaintiffs from filing legal actions before businesses had time to fix website deficiencies and government agencies could seek
Home Furnishings Association members who borrowed $50,000 or less through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) received good news last week. The Small Business Administration has granted easier loan forgiveness. Those small borrowers won’t be penalized if they reduced the number of employees or trimmed payroll. HFA has asked for more.
Schewel’s Home in Lynchburg, Va., has completed a detailed Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response Plan – and shared it with the Home Furnishings Association. The document was required by the Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board. But its protocols are similar to federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration guidelines that
The Home Furnishings Association and more than 100 other business groups continue pushing Congress for easy PPP loan forgiveness. So is Bobby Leon, owner of HFA member Chesnick Furniture in Victoria, Texas. And he helped win over his congressman. Congress has failed to advance any new COVID recovery legislation since
Most businesses likely to continue withholding The option to defer withholding employees’ payroll tax contributions might seem enticing. Furniture retailers and other businesses can boost their employees’ paychecks for a few months at no cost to themselves. But, digging deeper, some Home Furnishings Association members have found a good reason
The impact of Proposition 15 on the California ballot is clear to Howard Haimsohn. “It’s a tax increase aimed right at small businesses,” the owner of Home Furnishings Association member Lawrance Furniture in San Diego said. If approved by voters in November, the measure would change how commercial and industrial
Liability protection from COVID-related claims was easily won in Alabama. Gov. Kay Ivey granted it for businesses in an executive order she signed in May. “I want to do everything within my authority to protect businesses as Alabama’s economy gets up and running again,” Ivey said then. “As we resume
The Home Furnishings Association supports a push to break logjams at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in California. HFA joined the Harbor Trucking Association and other industry groups in a letter urging port leaders to address “major issues currently impacting the operations of the San Pedro Bay
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