The Virginia General Assembly passed SEMA-supported legislation (H.B. 5058/S.B. 5029) that would change how certain traffic infractions are enforced, including suspected exhaust noise violations.
Law & Order
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a proposed rule to clarify whether a worker is deemed an independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) definition of employee.
Campaign season this year has been forced to take on a unique look as not even the presidential election has been able to escape the ongoing changes of a COVID-world.
A World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement panel ruled that U.S. tariffs imposed on $234 billion worth of goods from China violate WTO rules.
The action was taken with the expectation that a reported surge in unalloyed aluminum imports earlier this year is expected to decline in the coming months.
President Trump issued an Executive Order on August 8 to establish a voluntary deferral of workers’ federal payroll taxes for September 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020, and the U.S. Treasury Department issued a three-page guidance document on August 28 on how the program would work.
President Trump issued executive actions to withhold the collection of payroll taxes through the end of 2020, provide $300 per week in federal supplemental unemployment benefits, permit the deferral of student loan repayment until 2021 for federal loans and direct federal agencies to consider funding rental assistance to prevent evictions.
Nevada and Tennessee are the latest states to enact versions of SEMA-supported liability protection legislation.
The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) granted 266 extension requests of the 960 exclusions previously granted for List 3 products imported from China and subject to 25% tariffs.
The Trump Administration will reimpose 10% tariffs on some aluminum from Canada starting on August 16.