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Complying with New EEO-1 and OSHA Requirements

[Source: Bob Evnen & Kelly Ekler, Woods & Aitken LLC, 11.2016 | Keywords: OSHA, EEO-1 Reporting, Safety] Dealers across the country will be updating their internal practices in the next month to comply with new requirements imposed under anti-discrimination and workplace safety laws. The changes in workplace safety rules stem from a 273-page Final Rule… Read More »

Department of Labor Visits Dealers in Eastern Iowa

[Author: Tom Junge, Iowa Field Director, 2015 | Keywords: Regulatory Compliance, Department of Labor, DOL] Recently, three consumer product (CP) dealers reported that they were audited by the Department of Labor. As a result of these audits, two dealers discovered they were not adjusting commissions for overtime for their technicians and parts personnel. According to one dealer,… Read More »

OSHA, EPA & DOT Compliance: What Equipment Dealers Need to Know

[2014 | Keywords: Regulatory Compliance] Agricultural safety awareness is on the rise in the United States, especially as we recognize National Farm Safety & Health Week September 21-27. Fatalities in the agricultural industry have climbed to the number two spot on the list of industries with the most annual fatalities, just behind mining. While equipment… Read More »

382.401 Retention of Records – Drug & Alcohol Program

[2013 | Keywords: Regulatory Compliance, Drugs & Alcohol] http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/rules-regulations/administration/fmcsr/fmcsrruletext.aspx?reg=382.401 (a) General requirement. Each employer shall maintain records of its alcohol misuse and controlled substances use prevention programs as provided in this section. The records shall be maintained in a secure location with controlled access. Code of Federal Regulations182 (b) Period of retention. Each employer shall… Read More »

Commercial Vehicle Inspections – Dealers Report Violations

[2010; R-2013 | Keywords: Regulatory Compliance, Commercial Vehicle Inspections] Commercial motor vehicles must pass a thorough inspection by a qualified inspector at least once every 12 months in accordance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations found in Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations 396.17. A commercial motor vehicle is any self-propelled or towed motor… Read More »

New Standards for Engine Oil

[2013 | Keywords: Regulatory Compliance, Engine Oil, Oil] As of July 1, 2013, new standards regarding engine oil will take effect that may impact your business. The National Conference on Weights and Measures adopted new standards in 2012 that require equipment dealers and service providers to disclose the following information on invoices or receipts when… Read More »