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Congress should "take control" of the federal regulatory system before it grows out of control, says Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.). The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs chairman is calling for a "subtractive process" to keep the cost of regulations in check. Read More...

NAEDA & Association News

Beginning October 1, 2015, all businesses that accept in-person payments must be able to take cards embedded with chips, or risk being responsible for card fraud losses. Chip cards are more secure than magnetic stripe cards, which data thieves can easily skim for cardholder information. Read More...

Legislative & Regulatory News

A monthly USDA report on egg production and chicken flocks reveals the depth of the impact of bird flu on the nation’s egg producers. In the report released Monday that May’s national table egg production fell 6½ percent from last year to 6.86 billion eggs. Laying hen numbers fell 8 percent to 329 million as of June 1. Read More...

Legislative & Regulatory News

The EPA will be in Kansas City today for their hearing on the proposed Renewable Fuels Standard rules. The hearing begins at 9 a.m. Central at the Jack Reardon Center. Read More...

NAEDA & Association News

On June 23, 2015, Federated is pleased to provide NAEDA members access to a complimentary webinar hosted by EnquironTM titled “Employment Tort Exposures and the Affordable Care Act.” This webinar will focus on:

ACA initiatives and privacy issue
Best practices for record keeping
How to deal with clawback issues and ACA whistleblowers
Conflict between ACA, GINA, and ADA Read More...

Legislative & Regulatory News

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) workplace Communication Standards are now in place. These standards require employers to utilize “Safety Data Sheets” for chemicals used and/or present in the workplace. In addition, the Communications Standards require employers to provide training to ensure that employees understand the content and meaning of the Safety Data Sheets. The standardized format is designed to arm employees with an understanding of the safety risks and necessary safety precautions associated with work place chemicals. Safety Data Sheets contain sixteen different categories “disclosures”. A full description of the categories can be obtained here.

Equipment dealer owners and managers may want to consult with legal counsel to ensure that their business is fully compliant with these Communications Standards and all other applicable OSHA standards. For a quick self-check, review OSHA’s top ten cited standards here. Read More...

NAEDA & Association News

In the current litigation climate, wage-and-hour claims are becoming more and more prevalent, so employers would be well advised to make sure their employees are not performing any significant work before or after clocking in or out for the day’s work, and that if they are, they are being paid for it.  KPA Read More...

NAEDA & Association News, Dealer News

NAEDA Dealers who have employees that have been negatively impacted by recent natural disasters may qualify for Disaster Relief assistances through NAEDA’s Equipment Dealer Foundation (EDF).  Click here for the Disaster Relief application and guidelines. Read More...

NAEDA & Association News, Top Stories, Dealer News

Recent torrential rains leading to extensive flooding in Texas and Oklahoma have left a lasting impression on all of us. The devastation from these storms left numerous dead and missing and thousands without basic necessities, such as food, water or shelter. Some of those affected are equipment dealers and their employees. We are asking for your financial support once again to replenish the Disaster Relief Fund to insure that we will be able to address requests from these most recent events and future natural disasters that are sure to come. Read More...

Legislative & Regulatory News

As member of the Trade Benefits America Coalition, NAEDA agreed to add their name to a senate letter to express strong support for the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (TPA-2015). The letter urges senators to vote for this important legislation. The letter acknowledges the bipartisan leadership in the Senate, the significant movement on this legislation and the hope it will pass prior to the Memorial Day recess. A copy of the draft letter can be read here. Read More...

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