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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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May 21 2018

NAW Institute for Distribution Excellence Appoints Mark Dancer as Research Leader for the Next Facing the Forces of Change® Report

Washington, DC (May 21, 2018) — The NAW Institute for Distribution Excellence is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Dancer, CEO and Founder of the Network for Channel Innovation, as Research Leader of the 12th edition of Facing the Forces of Change® to be published in late 2019. Facing the Forces of Change®, the most respected research study of wholesale distribution industry [...]

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May 17 2018

NAW Announces Staff Changes

Washington, DC (May 17, 2018) — The National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) today announced the retirement of long-time Government Relations Vice President and NAW-PAC Political Director Jim Anderson.   “Jim has capably served NAW’s member companies and associations for more than 34 years, representing their interests on Capitol Hill and before Executive Branch departments [...]

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Apr 26 2018

NAW Joins Comments on Ambush Rule

As you know, the Obama-appointed National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) several years ago promulgated a new rule designed to shorten the time between a union’s successful organizing campaign and the resulting certification election.  This rule, called the “Ambush Rule” or “Quickie Election Rule” by opponents because, as a result of the rule, an employer could face a successful [...]

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Apr 20 2018

NAW Urges President Trump to Reconsider GSA Implementation Plan

NAW’s work on commercial products acquisition reform program enacted in last year’s defense authorization bill and which since has focused on the General Services Administration (GSA), took turns back to Capitol Hill and to the White House this week.   On April 17, NAW President Dirk Van Dongen sent a letter to the chairs and ranking minority members of the House and Senate armed services, [...]

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Apr 12 2018

GDPR-Compliant by May 25, 2018-Are You Ready?

The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation becomes effective May 25, 2018.  This regulation will affect any company or organization that collects or processes certain data of an EU citizen.  For more information, click here to read NAW's new Legal [...]

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Mar 28 2018

New Legislative Issue Briefs Available Now

NAW has posted updated Issue Briefs including a government relations overview, Federal procurement of commercial products, healthcare, labor, marketplace fairness, and more. Click here to read all new [...]

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Mar 27 2018

NAW Supports Legislative Effort to Address Critical Driver Shortage

Many NAW members have expressed concern about the critical shortage of commercial drivers today -- a shortage that impacts many distributors' ability to efficiently move their products through the supply chain. California Congressman Duncan Hunter has introduced a piece of legislation that would modestly address this problem by removing the Federal regulation that prohibits drivers under the [...]

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