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Oct 29 2018

NAW Files Comments – Meal and Rest Break Requirements

In September the Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published a Notice of Petition for Determination of Preemption asking for comments on what effect California’s meal and rest break requirements have on interstate commerce.  NAW has filed comments with the agency urging them to determine that the State of California’s meal and rest break rules be [...]

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Oct 25 2018

Brand-new: Creating Innovations and Shaping the Future of Business

Distributors are stepping up to the challenges of our time, and our first-ever Facing the Forces of Change® challenge paper, Creating Innovations and Shaping the Future of Business: A Look at Commerce, Technology and Human Forces in Distribution, shares essential insights that you can act on now.  As NAW and NAW Institute for Distribution Excellence Fellow Mark Dancer work on the next Facing [...]

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Oct 25 2018

New Consumer Data Privacy Law

The California legislature recently enacted a new and expansive consumer data privacy law.  This new law will require covered businesses to comply with strict requirements on the collection, use and disclosure of “personal information” on California residents.  The law was enacted in late June and will take effect on January 1, 2020. Click here to read NAW’s new Legal Advisory, [...]

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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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