General Industry News

The Struggle to Hire and What Businesses Can Do About It

2023-04-17T11:23:35-04:00May 3rd, 2021|2021, COVID-19 Updates, General Industry News, Labor News|

If you’re finding it difficult to hire employees, you’re not alone. Bloomberg reports that many small businesses are struggling to find people who currently want to work—in fact, 42% say they have jobs they can’t fill. The number of people quitting [...]

NARFA is Proud to Announce “Smart Cyber” Insurance to Protect Your Business

2023-04-17T11:23:41-04:00March 8th, 2021|2021, Cybersecurity, General Industry News|

The NARFA team pleased to introduce a new cybersecurity insurance program that is now available to you. We have been working to find the best solution for the unique needs of our members and have partnered with Corvus Insurance [...]

Fall Protection Leads OSHA’s Annual ‘Top 10’ List of Most Frequently Cited Violations…for 10th Year In A Row

2023-04-17T11:23:42-04:00March 3rd, 2021|2021, General Industry News, Labor News, Safety Tips|

“Fall Protection – General Requirements” is OSHA’s most frequently cited standard for the 10th successive fiscal year, the agency announced Feb. 26 . Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, presented preliminary data for OSHA’s Top [...]

The Benefits of Joining an Industry Trade Association

2023-04-17T11:26:33-04:00October 6th, 2020|2020, Company News, General Industry News|

Joining a professional, industry-specific trade association is a very wise investment in your business. At NARFA, we are committed to bringing all of our automotive, roads, and fuel industry members incredible value. And now, at a time when many [...]

OSHA Requirements for Automotive Shops: Fire Prevention and Emergency Training

2023-04-17T11:26:36-04:00August 24th, 2020|2020, Automotive Industry News, General Industry News, Safety Tips|

Fire Prevention and Emergency Training: Fire Extinguishers: State fire prevention regulations mandate that all buildings required by the fire department to provide portable fire extinguishers must install and maintain them in accordance with the National Fire Protection Agency’s (NFPA) [...]

Massachusetts Right to Repair Law Heads to Ballot

2023-04-17T11:27:53-04:00June 17th, 2020|2020, Automotive Industry News, General Industry News, Legislative News, Massachusetts News|

The Massachusetts Right to Repair Coalition has collected more than 26,000 additional signatures to ensure it's initiative of a new Car Repair Choice law reaches the November ballot, according to a press release. According to the release, the 26,000 [...]

DOL Resources to Help Workers During COVID-19

2023-04-17T11:30:12-04:00March 25th, 2020|2020, Employee Benefits Legislation, General Industry News, Legislative News, Safety Tips|

A number of resources both employers and workers can use to combat issues presented by the COVID-19 crisis are being provided by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The DOL's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provides several of [...]

Car Dealerships Want To Be Considered ‘Essential’ So They Can Stay Open During The Pandemic

2023-04-17T11:30:13-04:00March 20th, 2020|2020, Automotive Industry News, General Industry News, Legislative News|

Trade groups representing car dealerships and auto manufacturers asked President Trump to declare car dealerships "essential" businesses, which therefore should be exempt from potential "shelter in place" rules prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In a March 17 letter to the president [...]

Legislation and Compliance: DOL Increases Civil Penalty Amounts for 2020 & New I-9 Form Information

2023-04-17T11:30:17-04:00March 3rd, 2020|2020, Employee Benefits Legislation, General Industry News, Legislative News|

DOL Increases Civil Penalty Amounts for 2020 The Department of Labor (DOL) recently released its 2020 inflation-adjusted civil monetary penalties that may be assessed on employers for violations of a wide range of federal laws, including: The Fair Labor Standards Act [...]

NH Lawmakers Seek New Fees as Gas Tax Revenue Decreases

2023-04-17T11:31:12-04:00January 24th, 2020|2020, Fuel Industry News, General Industry News, New Hampshire News|

New Hampshire lawmakers are considering two opposing plans for bolstering state highway revenues. Lawmakers heard two bills on Tuesday that propose new systems for vehicle registration fees in the state in response to a decline in gas tax revenue [...]