Category Archives: Legislative News

What employers need to know about opioid and marijuana testing

What employers need to know  about opioid  and marijuana testing

by Courtney Llewellyn As time continues its relentless march forward, so do the problems affecting human beings. Today, there are new issues both workers and employers have to deal with that had never been of concern in the past. Two exist in a gray area — not illegal but definitely impactful on job performance; one […]

President Trump & Congressional Democrats agree on the size of an infrastructure package: $2 Trillion

President Trump & Congressional Democrats agree on the size of an infrastructure package: $2 Trillion

Source: nssga.org President Trump met with Democratic Congressional leaders, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, today at the White House to discuss the size of an infrastructure package.  Reports coming out of today’s meeting reflect that President Trump and the Democrats agreed to work on a $2 trillion package over […]

Remaking the Senate: Hyper-Democracy rears its head

Editor’s note: The opinions and views expressed in the association’s commentary do not necessarily reflect those of Lee Newspapers Inc. and RockRoadRecycle. Source: Faithandfreedom.com. by John A Sparks   Periodically, those who do not think that the U.S. Constitution is “democratic” enough set out to repudiate the document’s genius. The Electoral College is often the […]

How to comply with Ontario’s new tire recycling requirements

How to comply with Ontario’s new tire recycling requirements

A recently implemented law in Canada’s province of Ontario tasks companies with following through on significant obligations associated with the disposal of used tires throughout the product lifecycle. All AEM member companies who sell, distribute or manufacture tires or products using tires in Ontario are responsible for meeting mandatory and enforceable targets for collecting and […]

OSHA crane operator certification: Five things you need to know

OSHA crane operator certification: Five things you need to know

Source: NCCCO.org Eight years after the rule was originally published, and fully 15 years after the Cranes and Derricks Advisory Committee (C-DAC) finished its revision of the crane rule, OSHA’s requirement for construction crane operators to be certified has come into effect. We look at five key elements of the final rule: 1. Crane Operator […]