Category Archives: Legislation

Tax Reform Summary Report

Northeast Equipment Dealers Association and other associations are providing this summary of the tax reform legislation and the amendment they secured for equipment dealers.  Just announced, Congress passed the unified version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The bill speedily made its way through both chambers with limited amendments.

Ag Gets Temporary Waiver from ELD Requirements

Ag Gets Temporary Waiver from ELD Requirements The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced it is granting a 90-day waiver from the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) rule that was set to go into effect December 17, 2017. The reason for the 90-day waiver is to give the agency

SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT: FACT vs. FICTION on “RIGHT TO REPAIR”

SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT: FACT vs. FICTION on “RIGHT TO REPAIR” U.S. equipment manufacturers and equipment dealers work every day to deliver the safest and most productive, innovative and environmentally friendly machinery to their customers. Manufacturers and dealers make considerable investments in developing cutting-edge technology within machinery and training authorized

Court Preliminarily Halts Overtime Rules

BLOCKED! Court Preliminarily Halts Overtime Rules With Last-Minute Ruling Rules Will Not Take Effect On December 1; Future Thereafter Uncertain On November 22, 2016, District Court Judge Mazzant blocked the U.S. Department of Labor’s (USDOL’s) overtime rule from taking effect on December 1. The fate of the overtime rules is

US Supreme Court Upholds NH’S Dealer Bill

US SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS NH’S DEALER BILL OF RIGHTS  Liverpool, NY– On Monday, October 3, 2016, the United States Supreme Court denied the request filed by a group of manufacturers to review and overturn New Hampshire’s dealer protection law which was passed and signed into law in 2013. The law,

State Dealer Protection Laws: Set the Bar

State Dealer Protection Laws: Set the Bar New Hampshire’s Equipment Dealers, led by the Northeast Equipment Dealers Association (NEDA), have spent over four years fighting for a fair and equitable dealer protection law. We encourage members all across North America to support NEDA and its fight for fair and equitable

One State Down and 49 to Go

One State Down and 49 to Go On March 4, the U.S. Supreme Court said they wouldn’t hear an application filed by several manufacturers that challenged the New Hampshire law that included farm equipment and other dealers under the state’s “Dealer Bill of Rights.” The bill, was passed in 2013,

H2-B Help Is Needed Today

H2-B Help Is Needed Today A bipartisan group of Senators are circulating two helpful H-2B letters and we need your help to ensure that as many Senators as possible sign the attached letters.  The first letter being spearheaded by Senators Burr (R-NC) and Mikulski (D-MD) will be sent to the Secretary of

New Hampshire: John Deere Appeals Inclusion in Auto Dealer Law

New Hampshire: John Deere Appeals Inclusion in Auto Dealer Law The Associated Press reports John Deere and other farm equipment manufacturers faced off this week against the state of New Hampshire over the so-called Auto Dealer Bill of Rights law, which lawmakers expanded to encompass manufacturers of tractors and yard

What the ACA decision means to employers

What the ACA decision means to employers The U.S. Supreme Court preserved key provisions of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA), maintaining insurance subsidies despite a stiff challenge from opponents. By a 6 to 3 vote, the Court ruled that health insurance subsidies are available to all qualifying individuals buying coverage

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