The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) updated its rules on what may be excluded when calculating an employee’s regular rate of pay, which then forms the basis for “time and one-half” overtime pay.
Government Affairs News
Responding to SEMA’s lawsuit to allow production of replica vehicles, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued proposed regulations to implement the 2015 Low Volume Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Act.
The United States and China have agreed to a “phase one” trade deal whereby China will buy more U.S. goods and implement some structural changes to its trade laws.
U.S. Representatives Patrick McHenry (R-NC) and Raul Ruiz (D-CA) introduced H.R. 5434, the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act of 2019 (RPM Act of 2019). The bipartisan RPM Act of 2019 protects Americans’ right to convert street vehicles into dedicated racecars and the motorsports-parts industry’s ability to sell products that enable racers to compete.
Legislation (S.B. 1712) in New Jersey that would require new car dealers to provide purchasers written notice that it is illegal for manufacturers or dealers to void a warranty or deny coverage because aftermarket or recycled parts were installed, or because someone other than the dealer-performed service passed the legislature and now goes to Governor Phil Murphy for approval.
Many SEMA-member manufacturers, distributors and retailers have been impacted by the 2018 U.S. Supreme Court Wayfair decision that allows states to require sales tax collections based solely on the volume of sales into that state.
Following months of negotiations, President Trump and U.S. House of Representatives Democrats reached agreement on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) which will replace the NAFTA accord.
Many SEMA member manufacturers, distributors and retailers have been impacted by the 2018 U.S. Supreme Court Wayfair decision that allows states to require sales tax collections based solely on the volume of sales into that state (economic nexus). The Court overturned its 1992 Quill decision, which previously required a company to have a physical presence before it could be compelled to collect sales tax.
President Trump reimposed 25% tariffs on steel and 10% tariffs on aluminum imported into the United States from Argentina and Brazil on December 2.
SEMA has published two brochures on the regulation of emissions-related specialty auto parts under our nation’s clean air laws.