NRF Encourages Retailers to Get Out and Vote

The morning after the first presidential debate, the National Retail Federation (NRF) launched a grassroots get-out-the-vote initiative. Named Retail Means Votes, the non-partisan effort is intended to educate and engage America’s retail industry, which supports 42 million American jobs. In addition, Retail Means Votes was created to encourage retailers to become active participants in next…

Farm Bill Stalled

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack expressed frustration with the House of Representatives for not having passed the 2012 Farm Bill. “U.S. agriculture is fighting to maintain the tremendous momentum it has built over the past three years, but with natural disasters and other external forces threatening livelihoods of our farmers and ranchers, certainty is more important…

OSHA Booklet Available

The Occupational Safety and Health Act, passed in 1970, is an extremely detailed and complicated body of federal law. There are thousands of pages of standards and regulations covering everything from drinking water containers to underwater welding. The law firm of Fisher & Phillips LLP has provided a 28-page booklet intended to provide readers with…

TTB Guidance on Roll-Your-Own Machines

The federal Alcohol, Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has issued a guidance document on how the agency will enforce the recently enacted law classifying operators of cigarette roll-your-own machines as cigarette manufacturers. In “Cigarette-Making Machines and Other Tobacco Product Machines Made Available for Use by Consumers,” the TTB states the following: The person who…