The U.S. Department of Labor has issued final regulations to raise the cap from $23,660 to $35,568 a year for management, administrative and professional employees who are exempt from receiving overtime pay when they work more than 40 hours a week.
Law & Order
California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law legislation (AB 5) designed to curb businesses’ use of independent contractors.
Legislation (S.B. 179) has been introduced in Ohio to require license plates on the front and rear of all motor vehicles.
A package of bills (S.B. 344, S.B. 345, and S.B. 346) introduced in Michigan to allow for the titling and registration of surplus and historic military vehicles was approved by the Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and await consideration by the full Senate.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a proposed rule to give truck drivers additional flexibility when calculating hours-of-service.
President Trump directed that 25% tariffs already being imposed on $250 billion worth of Chinese goods be increased to 30% on October 1.
The U.S. Trade Representative announced that the imposition of 10% tariffs on some Chinese goods scheduled to take effect on September 1 would be postponed until December 15, 2019.
The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has processed some requests to be excluded from the 25% tariffs imposed on August 23, 2018, on $16 billion worth of products from China.
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has issued final certification procedures for receiving an Executive Order (EO) for new light-duty engine packages installed in new light-duty specially-produced motor vehicles (SPMVs).
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued a proposed management plan and final environmental impact statement for the Bears Ears National Monument (BENM).