Most retailers have yet to fully embrace blockchain technology. Perhaps for good reason. Applying new technology, particularly that aimed at changing legacy systems, comes with certain risks. That being said, cryptocurrencies and blockchain have the potential to transform retail and commercial real estate.
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In a move affecting retailers in the furniture and other wood-based industries, the EPA recently issued a series of amendments to its Final Rule implementing the Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act, which added Title VI to the Toxic Substances Control Act. The Formaldehyde Final Rule sets formaldehyde emissions standards for composite wood products and includes requirements for the testing, third-party certification, import certification and labeling of covered products by manufacturers of those products.
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While proactive retail employers are responding to, and preparing for, union organizing efforts at their retail stores, many supply chain workforces remain vulnerable to targeted union campaigns. Join us for a complimentary webinar on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, as we address the special circumstances and vulnerabilities of workforces at warehouses, distribution centers, transport and other supply chain operations.
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President Obama signed the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act into law in June 2016, amending the core provisions of the Toxic Substances Control Act for the first time in nearly 40 years.
Continue Reading Major Implications for Retail Industry Following Overhaul of Toxic Substance Control Act