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In 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor ruled that the business model, as represented by Rhea Lana’s, violated the Fair Labor Standards Act. It was a decision that has put the future of sales across the country in question.


Most sales are still operating because Rhea Lana’s, represented by the advocacy group Cause of Action, filed a lawsuit against the ruling in January.


Rhea Lana Riner, the founder and CEO of Rhea Lana’s, says she believes the sales operate within the law because there is a clear economic benefit for all of the participants in the sale. The suit is awaiting review by a judge.