NLBMDA Commends Introduction of EPA Lead Rule Reform Legislation in House - 5/22/2013
NLBMDA today commended the introduction of legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives that would reform the EPA's Lead: Renovation, Repair & Painting Rule to reduce the burden the regulation has placed on the remodeling, retrofit and installed sales markets while protecting pregnant women and small children from lead hazards. The Lead Exposure Reduction Amendments Act of 2013 (H.R. 2093) was introduced by Congressman Tim Murphy (R-PA) and twenty-one cosponsors.
NLBMDA Welcomes Court Decision Striking Down NLRB Poster Rule - 5/8/2013
NLBMDA welcomes the decision yesterday by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit invalidating a National Labor Relations Board rule requiring nearly six million employers to post an 11-by-17 inch notice regarding employee rights to unionize.
NLBMDA Alert: Urge Your Senators to Vote for the Marketplace Fairness Act (S. 743)
This week the Senate is expected to vote on the Marketplace Fairness Act (S. 743), which would empower states to enforce sales tax collection and remittance from out-of-state Internet retailers. The bill would level the playing field between local retailers like lumber yards and out-of-state Internet retailers.
NLBMDA Issue Briefing: New I-9 Form for Employment Verification Required - 4/18/2013
On March 8th, 2013, the U.S. Customs and Immigration Service issued a new Form I-9, or Employment Eligibility Verification form. Due to the updates made, the new form renders all previous versions of the Form I-9 obsolete, and has required the new form to be filled out by all employees who begin work for pay after May 7th, 2013. NLBMDA has prepared an Issue Briefing to detail how employers can get the new I-9 Form and how to use it.
NLBMDA Alert: Contact Your Senators to Urge Support of EPA Lead Rule Reform Legislation
Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) has reintroduced the Lead Exposure Reduction Amendments Act (S. 484), which would reform the Environmental Protection Agency's Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule. The legislation aims to reduce the burden the rule has placed on the home retrofit market.
NLBMDA Applauds Bill Introduction in Senate to Reform EPA Lead Rule - 3/7/2013
NLBMDA applauded introduction of legislation last night in the U.S. Senate that would reform the Environmental Protection Agency's Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule. This bill would reduce the burden the rule has placed on lumber & building material dealers in the home retrofit market, and also protect pregnant women and small children from lead hazards.