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Oct 15 2018

Update on Prop 65 Warning Requirements

Companies which have been selling within or into California have been dealing with compliance with the complicated Proposition 65 regulations for years.  Those rules have been updated, with the new provisions taking effect on August 31, 2018. Click here to read NAW's new Legal Advisory, "New Proposition 65 Warning Requirements Go into [...]

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Aug 08 2018

Treasury Issues Proposed Rule on Section 199A Pass-Through Deduction

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed into law last December, provided qualified pass-through businesses with a 20 percent deduction, bringing the effective tax rate for those businesses down to 29.6 percent.   The law established conditions that would have to be met for a company to qualify for the deduction, and it expressly excluded most service businesses. Since enactment of the law, the [...]

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Jul 27 2018

House Passes Two-Year HIT Delay

This week, the House passed a bi-partisan bill which included a two-year delay of the Health Insurance Tax (HIT) for 2020 and 2021. The passage of this bill is a major step forward for millions of small businesses and their employees who face undue costs from the tax.  NAW will continue working with the Senate by urging them to take up this two-year delay as soon as possible and provide small [...]

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Jul 25 2018

Persuader Rule Repealed

Last week the Department of Labor announced that it was fully repealing the "Persuader Rule."  Persuader, an Obama Administration pro-labor rule, would have made it more difficult for businesses, especially small businesses, to obtain legal counsel during a union organizing campaign.  The repeal will take effect in August. NAW participated in the Persuader ruling-making through the Coalition [...]

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Jul 17 2018

NAW Institute for Distribution Excellence and Texas A&M University Launch Breakthrough Educational Offerings Customized for Distributors

(July 17, 2018, Washington, DC) — The NAW Institute for Distribution Excellence and Texas A&M University bring together more than 60 years of distribution knowledge and a decade of industry research to help distributors develop their leaders to respond to industry changes, while still maintaining their competitive edge no matter what current and future challenges they face. Since 2009, [...]

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Jul 13 2018

Action on Health Savings Accounts Legislation

This week, the House Ways and Means Committee passed legislation to modernize Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and to further delay the Cadillac Tax until 2022. The National Coalition on Benefits (NCB), which NAW helps manage, spearheaded a letter to Chairman Brady and Ranking Member Neal to ensure that employer-sponsored coverage is strengthened and remains a viable, affordable option for [...]

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Jun 27 2018

Supreme Court Decision on Public Employee Fees Case

The Supreme Court today handed down a far-reaching decision in the Janus case, in which Janus challenged the right of public sector unions to collect mandatory fees from public workers who objected to the payment of the fees as an infringement of First Amendment rights. The Court held for Janus, holding not only that the collection of mandatory fees infringed on public employees’ free speech [...]

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Jun 21 2018

Supreme Court Win on Sales Tax Issue

This morning the Supreme Court handed down a decision in the Wayfair case overturning the Quill decision and – finally!! – allowing states to require out-of-state/on-line sellers to collect state sales taxes.   NAW filed one separate Amicus brief in this case, and joined another.  This is a huge victory for our brick-and-mortar businesses. The immediate outcome of the case could be a [...]

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Jun 14 2018

Joint Employer Standard Under Review by National Labor Relations Board

As you will recall, in 2015-2016 the Obama NLRB reversed a decades-old standard by which an employer could be considered a “joint employer” for purposes of union organizing, workplace violations, etc., only if that employer exercised “direct control” over the employees involved.   Under the Obama-Board’s standard an employer would be considered a “joint employer” if it exercised [...]

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Jun 12 2018

Commonsense Reporting Act

Today, NAW joined over 200 businesses and national, state, and local organizations in sending a letter to both the House and Senate supporting the Commonsense Reporting Act (H.R. 3919/S. 1908). The bipartisan, bicameral Commonsense Reporting Act provides consumers with help during the annual health coverage open enrollment process, employers with relief from the burdensome reporting [...]

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