The Direct Selling Association (DSA), the national trade association for direct selling companies, held its annual Capitol Hill Initiative virtually this year, allowing independent direct sellers to attend congressional meetings through video calls.
Direct Selling Association Announces Support for Reintroduction of Legislation Defining Direct Sellers as Independent Contractors
The Direct Selling Association (DSA) announced its support of the Preserving Direct Seller Independence Act of 2021 H.R. 5038. The legislation introduced by Representatives Tim Walberg and Henry Cuellar would “clearly define direct sellers as independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) consistent with the Internal Revenue Service Code.”
The resilience that direct selling affords individuals—as consumers or distributors—has been our foundation for more than a century, and so it will remain. The pandemic has provided clear evidence that the name “direct selling” still reflects a positive force for consumers, sellers, individual sellers, and the country.
The direct selling industry’s trade association, the United States Direct Selling Association (DSA), released the results of its 2020 Direct Selling Growth and Outlook Survey, revealing 13.9% growth in the industry and $40.1 billion in U.S. retail sales during the year. “America is forever changing, no more so than during the last year,” said Direct […]
The Direct Selling Association presented the 2020 DSA Award winners for top honors in customer service, products, innovation and to individuals who stood out as a prominent leader in the industry in a virtual awards ceremony. The 2020 DSA Award winners include: 2020 CSR Vision for Tomorrow: Amway – Project Light Speed Excellence in Business: […]
Joseph N. Mariano, president and CEO of the Direct Selling Association (DSA), shared the following on the recent loss of direct selling legend Bob Brouse. With deep sadness, I write to report the loss of a direct selling industry and association leader, a recipient of the first DSEF Circle of Honor in 1988, and the 1995 […]
On September 23, the Direct Selling Association (DSA) hosted its annual Direct Selling Day on Capitol Hill for independent direct sellers throughout the United States. The event took place across the country this year and participants spoke with elected representatives virtually at their homes. More than 125 direct selling distributors and executives representing 33 states met with Members […]
BBB National Programs’ Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC), in partnership with the Direct Selling Association (DSA), released new Guidance on Earnings Claims that defines and identifies earnings claims to ensure all representations made by direct-selling companies or members of their salesforce comply with legal and self-regulatory standards. This new guidance is the most comprehensive ever […]
Bi-partisan members of the Congressional Direct Selling Caucus sent a letter to leadership in the House and Senate requesting relief for direct sellers in the next stimulus package to be passed by Congress. Led by Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC) and Rep. Marc Veasey (D-TX), the letter was signed also signed by Caucus members […]
The Direct Selling Association (DSA) released top line results from its 2020 Growth & Outlook survey during the opening of its June 4–9 virtual education event, Engage 2020. Growth & Outlook is DSA’s annual survey that reports on the size and scope of direct selling in the U.S. and is audited by Nathan Associates, a […]
The Direct Selling Association (DSA) and Isagenix International recently hosted U.S. Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) for the first installment in DSA’s virtual town hall series. Sen. Sinema provided an update on federal, state and local initiatives related to the global pandemic, as well as discussed specific initiatives she has championed in the U.S. Senate. “The […]
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 […]