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Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Releases New Hours of Service Rulemaking

An Update from NAW:

Last week the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued their notice of proposed rulemaking on updates to the current hours of service rules.  Based on NAW’s initial assessment it appears that FMCSA agreed with many of the points NAW made in our submitted comments on October 9, 2018 (click here to read NAW’s comments). 

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EEOC Extends Deadline for Filing Compensation Data

A NAW Legal Advisory

As we first reported in a Legal Advisory in April, the EEOC was ordered by a DC District court to begin collecting compensation data from all covered employers (this data is in addition to the demographic data already required to be filed).  Click here to see NAW’s Legal Advisory.

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Final Overtime Rule Released

A NAW Legal Advisory:

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 (WHD) of the Department of Labor (DoL) on Friday published a final rule “Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales and Computer Employees” – the EAP or so-called “White Collar exemptions” from minimum wage and overtime pay requirements – under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA.).

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Final Rule: Overtime Update

On September 24, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a final rule to make 1.3 million American workers newly eligible for overtime pay.

The final rule updates the earnings thresholds necessary to exempt executive, administrative and professional employees from the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) minimum wage and overtime pay requirements, and allows employers to count a portion of certain bonuses/commissions towards meeting the salary level. The new thresholds account for growth in employee earnings since the thresholds were last updated in 2004.

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New NAW Legislative Issue Briefs

FROM: Jade West, NAW Senior Vice President-Government Relations

New NAW “Legislative Issue Briefs” are now available, including updates on:

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Supreme Court Win on Sales Tax Issue!

FROM:
Jade West, Senior Vice President-Government Relations
National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors

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/online sellers to collect state sales taxes.   NAW joined Amicus briefs in this case, and it is a huge victory for our brick-and-mortar businesses.

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Steel/Aluminum Tariffs Suspended til June 1; NAFTA Negotiations Extended and Updates on CFIUS, China, IP and GSP

A Message From NAM

White House Continues Suspension of 232 Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum Imports until June 1 for European Union, Canada and Mexico; Reaches Deals with Argentina, Australia and Brazil

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Supreme Court Agrees to Hear State Sales Tax Issue

A federal legislative solution to the state sales tax collection loophole benefiting remote-only sellers to the competitive disadvantage of local brick-and-mortar distributors and retailers remains elusive.  However, the federal judiciary may be in the process of moving the needle on the “e-Fairness” issue.

As we reported last fall, the State of South Dakota passed a law requiring remote sellers to collect and remit the state’s sales tax on certain transactions, knowing that their law was almost certain to be struck down as violating the Supreme Court’s Quill decision barring states from requiring that the taxes be collected by remote sellers without a physical presence – nexus – in the state.

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