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Oct 01 2019

NAW Urges Senate to Pass Surface Transportation Bill

Today, the Infrastructure Working Group – a coalition of national organizations that includes NAW – sent a letter to the Senate urging the passage of a long-term, robustly funded surface transportation reauthorization bill ahead of the September 30, 2020, deadline.   The coalition is pushing Congress to act now due to the fact that, traditionally, surface transportation bills take over a [...]

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Sep 30 2019

Final Overtime Rule Released

After several years of rulemaking and successful legal challenges by NAW and others which resulted in a second round of rulemaking, the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor on Friday, September 27, 2019, published a final rule “Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales and Computer Employees” – the EAP or so-called [...]

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Jul 18 2019

House Votes to Repeal Obamacare’s “Cadillac Tax”

On Wednesday, July 17th, the House overwhelmingly voted to fully repeal the 40 percent excise tax, commonly called the “Cadillac Tax,” that will impact most employer-sponsored health insurance plans. NAW strongly supports the full repeal of the Cadillac Tax because this tax inevitably forces the reduction of employee benefits and, because of the flawed indexing provisions of the underlying [...]

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Jun 26 2019

NAW Calls for Labor Department to Revise Joint Employer Standard

During the Obama Administration the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) set a new standard for what constituted a “Joint Employer” for purposes of union organizing and related matters. Under the previous long-held standard an employer had to have direct control over the terms and conditions of employees to be considered a joint employer; the Obama NLRB set a new standard under which [...]

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Jun 25 2019

New Legislative Issue Briefs

New and updated Legislative Issue Briefs are now available.  Click here to view the full [...]

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May 29 2019

Urge Your Legislators to Support the Drive Safe Act

Please contact your legislators and urge them to support the Developing Responsible Individuals for a Vibrant Economy Act, also called the DRIVE-Safe Act.  This legislation would allow employers to provide CDL holders below the age of 21 with an extensive apprenticeship program that will prepare them to be able to drive in interstate commerce.  Click here to send messages in support of the [...]

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May 23 2019

NAW Annual Report Is Released

The National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors has released its NAW 2018 Annual Report. Please download the report and take a few moments to learn more about NAW's initiatives and achievements on behalf of its members:  https://www.naw.org/annual-report/ An innovative feature within our Annual Report are 16 videos highlighting leaders from several NAW member companies and [...]

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Apr 26 2019

New EEOC Reporting Requirements

In 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published a proposed change in the employment data employers would be required to collect and provide to the agency.  In September 2016, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) authorized the EEOC to collect the new data. In August 2017, in response to a petition filed by business groups, OMB rescinded the previous approval of the [...]

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Apr 25 2019

Modernizing America’s Infrastructure

Recently, NAW, along with other national, state, and local organizations, wrote to the Chairmen of the House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and the Committee on Ways & Means urging them to move forward on modernizing America’s infrastructure.  The letter calls on these Congressional leaders to quickly address the current infrastructure crisis as well as [...]

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Apr 11 2019

Legislation to Make Pass-Through Deduction Permanent

Legislation has been introduced in both houses of Congress to make permanent the income tax deduction provided to qualifying pass-through businesses which will expire in 2025 if Congress doesn’t act before then. NAW helped organize a business coalition letter supporting the legislation. Senate sponsor of the legislation, GOP Senator Steve Daines of Montana, issued a press release on his [...]

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