The U.S. Department of Transportation announced on July 30th, that it has increased fines across the board for violations of federal trucking regulations. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 to adjust fine amounts each year based on inflation. The violations and […]
New United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement Could Provide Needed Boon for New York’s Dairy Industry
For 25 years the United States, Mexico, and Canada operated under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) which is now a $1.2 trillion open-trade zone. Despite the staggering revenue, overtime NAFTA became more associated with loss of jobs and manufacturing rather than a rising tide lifting economic agreement. As the economy tumbled into recession […]
Small Business Owners: The New Tax Law and You
Unless you’ve just woken up from a coma, you know that Congress passed, and President Trump signed a brand-new tax bill. Known as the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”, the bill, will cut income tax rates and double the standard deduction while reducing itemized deductions. Vastly changing child care, elder care, and business taxes. As […]
Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors-By Executive Order
The Obama administration is fast at work on an executive order for companies that have contracts with the federal government to issue paid sick leave to employees who are sick, seeking medical help, or need to care for a loved one. This order will apply to federal subcontractors as well and is estimated to affect […]
18 Year Old Drivers: Good for Business or Bad for Safety?
On July 21, 2015 The New York Times Editorial Board accused the transportation industry of always getting what they want from Congress, safety be damned.