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This week, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley signed a bill into law which, among other provisions, contained specific language to exempt direct sellers from unemployment compensation coverage. This language ensures that individual direct sellers are properly defined as independent contractors and was added at the direct selling industry’s request after a two-year effort to educate regulators and legislators.
Thanks to Anne Crews (Mary Kay) for traveling to South Carolina to work on this effort, as well as the other member companies that provided support. This is another great government relations victory for the direct sales channel.
DSA will continue to seek this language in other jurisdictions. Similar exemption language is already law in more than 30 states and at the federal level.
As I reported earlier this week AMA Nation the marketing arm for Public Power LLC, has basically stopped their direct selling arm. Well I want to explain a little deeper. The company assets (key word assets) were sold to a new power (watch for the article this next week), and when this took place Public Power LLC, refused to continue paying the distributors on all the customers they have brought to the company. The count I have found is somewhere between 200K and 500K customers were brought it to the company by distributors. I’ll be reaching out to Public Power for their side of the story this week.
WARNING TO COMPANIES AND DISTRIBUTOR!
This week I watched some interesting threads over on FaceBook as distributors promoted their specific companies. During one read, I reviewed a video created by a top leader in a solid company. BUT… In the video were quotes from Warren Buffet, Bill Gates among others. However, none of the quotes provided the specific date, TV show or publication where the quote could be found. Most regulator organizations will view this as hype intended to entice a person to join your opportunity. Please be care and do not use unsubstantiated quotes.
Ranked #44 by US News as one of the top colleges in the nation, Bethany will be offering the first ever degree in Network Marketing! Len Clements and Rod Cook first broke this story this week! Unlike other colleges who allow leaders in network marketing to teach evening classes with not accreditation, Bethany will now offer a marketing degree with an emphasis on network marketing. I am proud to say I have been asked to help facilitate with the online portion of the teaching.
Andrew and Nancy Burling Commit to Growing Fucoidan Direct Sales Company Lake Mary, FL — June 13, 2011 —Fucoidan Focused Nutrition Company LIMU continues to draw momentum in the Direct Sales industry as its organization of independent Members increases. Following a year of management additions, brand transformation, international expansion and sales incentives like BMWs, LIMU gives consumers many compelling reasons to start a home-based business. Recently, … (Read More)