The Direct Selling Association (DSA) hosted U.S. Representatives John Curtis (R-UT) and Ben McAdams (D-UT) for a virtual town hall with Utah direct sellers. Held on May 1, the event was moderated by DSA President Joseph N. Mariano. Opening remarks were offered by Ryan Napierski, DSA chairman of the Board and president of Nu Skin…

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H.R. 3522

On June 26, 2019, the Preserving Direct Seller Independence Act, H.R 3522, was introduced with bipartisan support. The Act reinforces the status of direct sellers as independent contractors by incorporating the specific language in Section 3508 of the Internal Revenue Service Code on direct selling independent contractor status into the Fair Labor Standards Act. As…

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Sen. Orrin Hatch

Photo credit: AP Photo Orrin Hatch, the senior senator from Utah—home to nearly 100 direct selling companies—will retire next month. The 84-year-old Hatch, the longest-serving Republican senator in US history, has spearheaded several initiatives during his time in Washington, including leading the Senate’s anti-terrorism bill in response to the Oklahoma City bombing, and, as a senior member of…

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