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Tariffs, USMCA and lumber: Trade policy heats up

There has been a lot of activity over the past few months on trade and tariff issues with Congress and business groups weighing in...

Department of Labor revisits overtime eligibility

The Department of Labor (DOL) released a proposed update to overtime eligibility. As proposed, the salary level under which full-time salaried “white collar” employees...

New OSHA requirements for crane operators

Last fall, the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) announced it was finalizing changes to the certification requirements for crane operators established in...

NLBMDA releases 2019 National Policy Agenda

NLBMDA has released its National Policy Agenda for 2019 as Capitol Hill returns to a divided government. Democrats now have the majority in the...

2019 ushers in a return to divided government

Following two years in which Republicans controlled both chambers of Congress and the White House, the next two years are expected to be more...

Elections matter. Encourage your employees to vote

Midterm elections always have lower turnout than in presidential years. Not since 1998 has a midterm election had voter turnout above 50% of all...

Skills gap highlights the need for workforce development

For the first time since the federal government began tracking the data in 2000, in March and April 2018, the number of job openings...

U.S. trade policy increasingly relevant for dealers

As a candidate, President Donald Trump made trade policy a major part of his campaign and vowed to make trade agreements that were more...

Changing joint employer standard creates confusion for businesses

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) standard regarding what constitutes a joint employment relationship between two organizations has changed several times in recent months,...

NLBMDA holds annual Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference

NLBMDA held its annual Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C., from March 19 to March 21. NLBMDA members attended association committee meetings,...

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