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Regulatory Considerations for CBD Retailers
Over the last few years, the popularity of CBD products has grown exponentially. It is now sold in numerous forms and locations—even grocery stories and gas stations are carrying it. But how do you know if it is safe? And what legal factors do you need to consider when deciding if you should sell it?
The topic of marijuana in the workplace is of interest for businesses as more states pass laws allowing its recreational use. Contractors, safety directors, and HR departments are looking for information to stay ahead of the curve in updating their company policies and protecting their business and employees.
If you feel like you’ve been hearing about overtime changes for years, you’re not wrong. When the changes were first introduced under the Obama administration in 2016, they were hotly debated. In September of this year, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced the final rule, which splits the difference between the proposed 2016 regulation and the existing rule.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is establishing the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse, mandated by the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) highway bill of 2012. Motor carrier registration begins in the fall of 2019, with full compliance effective January 6, 2020.
FMCSA published on Wednesday, August 14, the Hours of Service Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). The FMCSA is accepting public comment on the proposed HOS changes now.
As EPA rules change and sustainability becomes a bigger topic, manufacturing practices are changing. Much of that change is driven by governmental regulations, companies themselves, and end users. Also, a new generation of employees want to work for companies that are socially and environmentally responsible.

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