Laws and Regulations

EU Inches Closer to USB-C Standardization for Chargers
April 22, 2022 at 11:50 am

The European Union is moving closer to mandating that all electronic devices requiring chargers use USB-C as a standard interface. This would decrease demand for chargers and limit waste.

5 Big Issues Impacting the Print and Promo Industry in 2022
March 28, 2022 at 4:42 pm

Most virus restrictions have been lifted and business has returned, but the print and promo industry continues to grapple with the ongoing ripple effects of the pandemic: inflation, materials shortages, staffing challenges and more. We break down five big issues to watch for the rest of 2022...

The White House's Plan to Combat Rising Shipping Costs
March 21, 2022 at 10:58 am

The Biden Administration is taking steps to combat supply chain issues, specifically ocean shipping. In a White House statement, the administration announced a plan designed to ensure that ocean freight companies "cannot take advantage of U.S. businesses and consumers." The White House said a large part of the problem is that three...

Federal Judge Orders Promo Supplier to Pay $189,756 in Back Wages, Damages
March 11, 2022 at 10:00 am

American Made Bags LLC has been ordered by a federal judge to pay $189,756 in back wages and damages to 48 employees. Two federal investigations uncovered multiple illegal pay practices, according to a Department of Labor release. The first investigation found that the supplier misclassified some employees as independent contractors and did not pay them accurate overtime wages...

Congress Passes Postal Service Reform Act Designed to Shore Up USPS
March 9, 2022 at 10:51 am

Yesterday, Congress passed legislation that will ensure six-day-per-week mail delivery and save the U.S. Postal Service a reported $50 billion over the next decade. It's now being sent to President Biden's desk for final signature. The House approved the bill last month 342-92 in a show of bipartisanship...

The North Face Settles Trademark Infringement Case With North Carolina Apparel Seller
February 17, 2022 at 11:03 am

In September of last year, The North Face sued a small Raleigh, North Carolina, apparel seller over an imitation logo that referenced drug dealing. Now, the case has been settled, and the seller, who made apparel with "The Trap Face" on it, is prohibited from selling his products that infringed on the logo...