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Category : NLBMDA

Elections matter. Encourage your employees to vote

September 20, 2018

Midterm elections always have lower turnout than in presidential years. Not since 1998 has a midterm election had voter turnout above 50% of all eligible voters. By comparison, presidential year … Read More

Skills gap highlights the need for workforce development

August 24, 2018

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

U.S. trade policy increasingly relevant for dealers

August 1, 2018

As a candidate, President Donald Trump made trade policy a major part of his campaign and vowed to make trade agreements that were more favorable to the United States. Since … Read More

Changing joint employer standard creates confusion for businesses

June 21, 2018

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) standard regarding what constitutes a joint employment relationship between two organizations has changed several times in recent months, creating confusion for businesses. Joint employer … Read More

NLBMDA holds annual Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference

May 31, 2018

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, listened to public policy experts, and … Read More

White House infrastructure proposal faces uncertain path

May 2, 2018

The White House released an infrastructure proposal in February that would leverage $200 billion in federal funds to spur $1.5 trillion in investments for roads, bridges, water systems, and other … Read More

Federal tax code changes raise questions for businesses

March 8, 2018

President Donald Trump signed the Tax Cut and Jobs Act into law on December 22, delivering on a campaign promise and making major changes to the federal tax code for … Read More

NLBMDA unveils national policy agenda ahead of legislative conference

February 5, 2018

NLBMDA has finalized its National Policy Agenda for 2018 as the Trump Administration begins its second year and following passage of tax reform at the end of 2017. As the … Read More

Canada begins appealing duties in softwood lumber dispute

January 16, 2018

Tensions continue to escalate in the softwood lumber dispute between the United States and Canada following actions taken by the two countries in November and December. Although the two countries … Read More

Reset begins for overtime pay eligibility

December 12, 2017

On Aug. 31, a federal district court permanently invalidated changes made to the Overtime Rule under President Obama. This follows a Nov. 22, 2016, preliminary injunction barring enforcement. The final … Read More