In an economic environment where industrials are feeling the pinch, operational efficiency and effectiveness are as crucial as ever to achieve. And when it comes to integrating acquisitions, success is mixed.
Global Economy, Economic Environment, Regional Economic Integration, Money & Finance, Currency, Government Finance
The European Central Bank is making another attempt at stability through dramatic measures. Europe's falling prices, currency, punitive rates on bank profits, and convoluted politics all complicate the effects of policymaking. Recent data on industrial production and GDP have been promising, however.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is seeking public comments due April 1 on proposed changes to its EEO-1 report that would require employers with 100 or more employees to submit W-2 earnings data and actual hours worked for all employees.
Leadership, Human Resources, Benefits, Health Benefits, Risk & Compliance, Legal, Labor & Employment Practices
In a decision that adopts the minority position of two courts of appeals out of a total of eight that have ruled on the issue, the Supreme Court held that ERISA health benefit plans may not seek reimbursement from third-party settlements plan participants receive when the participant has spent the funds on nontraceable items. While the case in question concerned a health benefit plan, the implications for other types of ERISA plans, including pension and disability plans, is unclear.
Trade compliance professionals are used to constant change—new regulations, ever-larger potential fines, and widening ranges of sanctions. Keeping up with developments seems impossible for one person . . . how well do you know what’s going on in the world of trade?
Today’s manufacturers face many challenges in an ever expanding global market. Building and cultivating a trusted supply chain is essential to your success. Reducing cost, volatility in the supply chain, and leveraging expertise are things every company is challenged with. The 2nd Annual MAPI
Following is an analysis from Daniel J. Meckstroth, Ph.D., vice president and chief economist for the MAPI Foundation, the research affiliate of the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation, regarding the February 2016 Institute for Supply Management report.
Following is an analysis from Cliff Waldman, director of economic studies for the MAPI Foundation, the research affiliate of the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation, regarding the January 2016 durable goods report.