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NAED's Mid-Term Election Recap The election is over and the legislative landscape has drastically changed.11/12/2014
NAED's Weekly Election Update: Episode 5 Tomorrow is the big day! Be informed and spread the word about how important it is to vote.11/3/2014
NAED's Weekly Election Update: Episode 4 Ed Orlet, NAED VP of Government Affairs, explains how likely they are to be a change in the control of the U.S. Senate.10/24/2014
The “Lame Duck” Session – Will Congress Finally Accomplish Something? After the November 4th election, Congress will return to work for 2 weeks between the election and the end of the 113the Congress - this time period is known as the "lame-duck" session.10/22/2014
NAED's Weekly Election Update: Episode 2 This week's election update provides updates on key Senate races.10/20/2014
NAED's Weekly Election Update: Episode 3 This week's election update looks into how national campaigns are shifting funding from races that are long shots to races that they think they can win.10/20/2014
NAED's Weekly Election Update: Episode 1 NAED's Weekly Election Update: Help NAED Get Out The Vote!10/6/2014
OSHA Injury Reporting Rule Out Today On September 18, 2014, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published its final rule updating reporting requirements for workplace injuries, requiring employers to notify OSHA when an employee is killed on the job or suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye.9/19/2014
Issue Alert: Marketplace Fairness Update As a member of the Marketplace Fairness Coalition, NAED strongly supports the Marketplace and Internet Tax Fairness Act (MITFA) introduced in the Senate earlier this week.7/22/2014
Spotlight Legislation: Estate Tax The estate tax is especially harmful to family businesses because they tend to be asset rich but cash poor, meaning they lack the cash on hand to pay a 40 percent estate tax.7/14/2014
Tell the Senate to Pass Energy Efficiency Legislation The U.S. Senate is expected to consider NAED-supported energy efficiency legislation as soon as next week. 5/1/2014
Pushing Back on Aggressive Regulators NAED filed comments opposing the latest attempt by the National Labor Relations Bureau (NLRB) to rewrite rules governing unionization elections to disadvantage employers – the so-called “ambush elections” strategy. 4/14/2014
Internet Tax Fairness Gains Momentum In a recent NAED member survey, 87% of respondents said they believed online sellers enjoyed an unfair price advantage due to sales tax collection laws.4/14/2014
Act Now to Save LIFO If you’ve been following our updates, you already know that president Obama and Senate Democrats have introduced fiscal plans that call for repealing LIFO. 4/14/2014
Your Support Needed to Renew EPACT 179D Now is the time to push Congress to renew CBTD/179D in its original or expanded form4/3/2014
Opportunity to Extend Commercial Buildings Tax Deduction Distributors were disappointed when Congress failed to renew and extend The Commercial Buildings Tax Deduction (CBTD, EPACT or 179D) at the end of 20133/25/2014
Issue Alert: Marketplace Fairness Act Though it has taken a while, the House of Representatives should be holding hearings on the Marketplace Fairness Act in March. Now is a great time to contact your representative to encourage them to support this measure that would level the playing field between online retailers and brick and mortar stores. Act now.3/12/2014
Health Reform Wrap-Up The end of 2013 left a lot of open questions for employers that are important to understand.1/10/2014
Spotlight Legislation: Protecting LIFO We need to act now to protect LIFO because even if they don’t pass tax reform this year it is easier to keep something out of a bill before it is introduced than it is to get it removed once it’s included in the bill. 1/10/2014
Plan Now to Attend the 2014 Congressional Fly-In It’s not too early to start planning on participating in the next Congressional Fly-in scheduled for September 9-10 in Washington, D.C.1/10/2014
Spotlight Legislation - Fiscal Cliff Despite a looming $560 billion mix of spending cuts and tax hikes (known collectively as the “fiscal cliff”) scheduled to go into law at the end of the year, policymakers and congressional staff tell us not to expect any “grand bargain” on taxes prior to the election. 9/6/2012
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