Tag Archives: National Association of Manufacturers

Is Your Manufacturer Handicap Accessible? 

Before answering that question, manufacturers should ask whether the they host a website where individuals can access information about products and services, view demonstrations, submit requests for price quotes or apply for a job.  If so, then the website may not be handicap accessible. Title III of Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) requires goods, services, … Continue Reading

Recent NLRB Decision Gives Manufacturers Another Reason to Update Policies

As I have commented in this space multiple times, under the Obama Administration, government agencies (particularly the U.S. Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the National Labor Relations Board) have given manufacturers great incentives to review and update employment policies in light of an aggressive enforcement environment.  The National Labor Relations Board … Continue Reading

Data Privacy: A Bill in Congress Every Manufacturer Should Be Aware of

One of the issues that manufacturers/distributors are paying more attention to is their document retention policies.  Things get complicated, however, when a corporation has operations outside of the United States.  It is not uncommon, for instance, for a manufacturer/distributor to store information on a computer server that is housed outside of the United States. Records … Continue Reading

An Important Resource: The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Website

If you are looking for news about the manufacturing industry, an excellent resource is the The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)’s website.  NAM reports that it is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states.  I would recommend NAM’s “ShopFloor Blog,” … Continue Reading

The Connecticut Business & Industry Association’s 2013 Manufacturing Summit

In late January, I attended the Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA)’s Manufacturing Summit. The Summit brought together an impressive array of individuals that were interested in elevating the manufacturing industry in both Connecticut and the United States. As part of the presentations, a partner from the accounting firm, McGladrey, presented the results of that … Continue Reading
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