The United States and the European Union (EU) released a joint fact sheet on October 31 announcing terms of a tariff agreement completed between the two global economic powers. The agreement in-cludes terms specifying replacing the United States’ tariff with a rate quota on steel and aluminum im-ported from the EU. As a result, steel and aluminum imports from the EU will be limited to historically based quantities without being subject to a tariff prior to entering the U.S., according to a Commerce Department statement.
Forge Fair 2021 will be upon us later this month, and it may be a good time to consider some regulations and rules regarding trade shows. Legal Ease touched on this very subject in 2019, concentrating on unscrupulous acts by competitors at and away from the trade-show floor.
As many of you may recall, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (CRA) implemented employment discrimination laws in the United States that have sought to protect virtually every individual from discrimination in the hiring and employment process.
As we enter the new year, we often look forward to business growth potential and resolutions to improve our professional and personal lives. Perhaps this year, more than any other in recent memory, we anticipate a great amount of change that may improve our health, economy and social interactions. Part of this anticipation can include examining present legal trends that may affect your forge in 2021.
One of the major news stories across the United States in the past six months concerns the proliferation of civil unrest and resultant damage to businesses and public property. An unbiased source estimates a total property damage in the U.S. to be somewhere between $1-2 billion.
To review, whistleblowers are employees who expose fraud, waste or other misconduct occurring within their company. Retaliation against whistleblowers is nothing new, but legislative policies to protect whistleblowers from being fired, harassed or otherwise abused in the workplace are comparatively new.