Direct sales companies should prepare for a new wave of regulatory actionsBy: Brent Kugler, Guest Contributor
Companies should take the time to consider if their plans hit the guardrails laid out by the most recent statements and actions of regulators.Like it or not, the legal requirements for multi-level-marketing (MLM) compensation structures have changed in recent years. Many existing comp plans used by direct selling companies for years may now, if challenged, be considered non-compliant by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Indeed, comp plans considered to be compliant as recently as two years ago may today run afoul of the FTC’s latest criteria for evaluating compensation structures.
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