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Legal Issues in Wholesale Distribution

Are Noncompete Clauses the Answer to Hiring Woes?

Restrictive covenants face many challenges in today's work environment.
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The Challenge of Noncompetes

Distributors expand use of restrictive clauses in employment contracts
Noncompetition clauses are gaining traction once again as distributors try to protect the investments they make in employee training and development. But more cases involving these clauses are also making their way into courts ...
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HD Supply Waterworks to Pay $5M to Resolve Grant Fraud Allegations

Company participated in scheme to take advantage of Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program.
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Tip: Learn Liability Laws to Mitigate Risk

Distributors and manufactures can both be held liable for faulty products.
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Tip: Plan Ahead for Regulatory Changes

Prepare by taking a proactive role, especially with training.
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Saint-Gobain's Proposed Acquisition of Sika Heads to Court

Reuters: Family with controlling stake in Sika files lawsuit to push through purchase.
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Ensure Compliance with New Chemical Labeling Rules

OSHA seeks consistency from chemical manufacturers, distributors.
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Deadline for Chemical Label Changes Looms

New chemical labeling, safety data sheet rules go into effect in 2015.
New rules regarding labeling and hazard communications for chemicals will go into effect over the next year, but many questions remain on what the rules mean for distributors. This article examines the new requirements ...
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Tip: Form Unified Front to Stop Fake Products

Manufacturers and distributors can work together to fight counterfeiting.
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Supreme Court Decision Allows “Opt-Out” of Contraception Coverage

Decision could draw objections to other laws.
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