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The U.S. Labor Department has withdrawn its “Independent Contractor Rule,” which made it easier for companies to classify workers as independent contractors. “By withdrawing the Independent Contractor Rule, we will help preserve essential worker rights and stop the erosion of worker protections that would have occurred had the rule gone into effect,” said U.S. Secretary […]
In a unanimous court decision, the Supreme Court announced that Section 13(b) of the FTC Act does not authorize the FTC “to seek, or a court to award, equitable monetary relief such as restitution or disgorgement.” The ruling does affirm that the FTC can seek monetary relief, but it must first invoke “its administrative procedures […]
Mary Kay announced the launch of Suite 13TM, a virtual reality beauty experience that utilizes 360-degree, 3D imagery to allow users to browse the brand’s portfolio of skin care and tour “rooms” that explain the company’s global legacy, values and key product benefits and ingredients. If users find a product they’re interested in, they can […]
In an agreement that gives equity giant Carlyle Group a majority stake, Beautycounter is now valued at $1 billion. This valuation is more than double the company’s last reported estimate, which valued Beautycounter at $400 million in January 2018. Beautycounter is known for being a mouthpiece for the clean beauty movement, and Founder Gregg Renfrew […]
The Stella & Dot Family of Brands announced it is strengthening its support for nonprofits that benefit women and children through a new initiative the company describes as an “always-on giving model.” This new philanthropic effort includes rounding up to the next dollar every purchase made from the company’s accessories and jewelry brand and Ever […]
USANA provides NSF-tested nutritional products to athletes in almost two dozen countries and is now the Official Multivitamin of USA Swimming, which is the national governing body for the sport of swimming in the United States. “We are honored to have the opportunity to partner with an accomplished organization like USA Swimming,” says Dan Macuga, […]