Category : NLBMDA

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

Protecting the mortgage interest deduction as part of tax reform

October 30, 2017

This fall the Trump administration and Republican leaders in Congress are working on a major overhaul of the tax code. It would be a major achievement, as the last major … Read More

Busy fall ahead for Congress

September 20, 2017

When congress returns to Washington in September following the five-week summer break, they will have a full agenda that includes increasing the debt ceiling, funding government operations beyond September 30, … Read More

Plan Now for New Electronic Logging Devices Requirements

August 23, 2017

On June 12, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, which represents independent truck drivers and small trucking companies, to overturn a lower court … Read More

Department of Labor Rescinds Several Obama-Era Regulations

July 26, 2017

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) notified a U.S. federal circuit court on June 2 that it intends to rescind the “persuader” rule, and asked that the pending court case … Read More

NLBMDA Congress and White House Tackle Regulatory Reform

June 22, 2017

Bemoaning regulatory overreach during the Obama administration, congressional Republicans and the Trump administration have worked quickly to reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens on businesses. President Trump has also issued a series … Read More

NLBMDA Monitoring U.S.-Canada Softwood Lumber Dispute

April 18, 2017

This month, the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) may make a countervailing duty order adding additional fees to the cost of softwood lumber imported into the U.S. from Canada. … Read More