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Watch Out for Prescribed Meds

It is important for employers to understand when they can – and cannot – prohibit employees on prescription medications from working because of legitimate safety concerns, according to two prominent employment attorneys. Employers who are subject to Department of Transportation…

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Armstrong Sees 3PLs on the Rise

The respected industry consulting firm Armstrong & Associates finds Third-Party Logistics providers in a strong position to continue helping customers hurt by the Covid 19 pandemic, economic turmoil and the ongoing supply chain crisis. In 2021, total 3PL segment net…

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OSHA to Expand Recordkeeping

While there are many things to look forward to in the fall, for many employers the final OSHA recordkeeping rule won’t be one of them. Under the Biden administration, OSHA is expected to revive the employer injury and illness recording…

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Benefits Needed for Recruitment

At a time when it’s difficult to recruit and retain talented employees, paying attention to job benefits makes good sense, and an annual survey of human resources managers shows what benefits fit the bill. Healthcare emerged as the leader in…

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ACWI Advance – August 1, 2022

Download a copy of ACWI Advance here:   In this issue of ACWI Advance we take a closer look at these stories: Packaging companies find it increasingly necessary to change with the times. New guidelines explain when the FMLA applies…

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Dealing With Packaging Changes

Like everyone else working in the supply chain, packaging companies are finding it increasingly necessary to change with the times, and those changes will inevitably impact warehouse and transportation providers. Many of the changes taking place were laid out in…

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FMLA Mental Health Advice

The Department of Labor issued new guidelines explaining to employers when the Family and Medical Leave Act applies to mental health conditions. The changes were announced by the department’s Wage and Hour Division. The division points out that the National…

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Employees Look to Change Jobs

Staff shortages and turnover will continue for some time, according to the talent solutions and consulting firm of Robert Half. Its biannual Job Optimism Survey of more than 2,400 workers in the U.S. found that 41% said they are currently…

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US Adopts New Truck Bumpers

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has adopted a rule imposing new truck rear underride guard standards. The standard was first proposed by NHTSA in 2015 and it embodies requirements similar to those that have been enforced in Canada…

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Growth Forecast For Cold Storage

Growth in online grocery shopping has triggered demand for new cold storage space, creating 3.3 million square feet of speculative development, up from just 300,000 square feet in 2019, according to a new report from CBRE. “Many of our pandemic-era…

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School Retail Sales to Stay Strong

As inflation continues to rise, one-third of retail consumers (38%) say they are cutting back in other spending areas to cover the cost of items for the upcoming school year, reports the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics.…

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ACWI Advance – July 15, 2022

Download a copy of ACWI Advance here:   In this issue of ACWI Advance we take a closer look at these stories: 3PLs operate in a sweet spot of continuing demand for space and SC services. Ecommerce will continue to…

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3PLs Face Window of Opportunity

Following a tumultuous year and a half of disruption to the supply chain, third-party logistics providers find themselves operating in a sweet spot of continuing demand from customers who need to find ways to navigate this new world of ever-evolving…

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IRE Slows Due To Ecommerce

Although growth in ecommerce activity has slowed in recent quarters, longer-term trends offer a better view of the performance of this asset type in the future, contends Jim Costello, executive director of MSCI Research. Investment in IRE properties increased with…

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Ports Still Make IRE Investible

When choosing a market for industrial real estate investment, port markets are emerging as a safe bet for investors to park capital due to their positive rental growth profile, reports JLL Capital Markets. With an average vacancy of 2.8%, port…

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