Transportation Brief: Export Air Cargo Rules Changing in July
June 2, 2021
On July 1, 2021, the rules governing cargo offered for international air transportation will undergo a significant change. The distinction between cargo moving on passenger aircraft and cargo moving on all-cargo aircraft will be eliminated, such that comparable security measures must be applied to all cargo regardless of the type of aircraft. The upshot is that cargo tendered to all-cargo aircraft will now need to be screened. The Transportation Security Administration is in the process of developing amendments to security programs used by Indirect Air Carriers and Certified Cargo Screening Facilities to reflect this change. In addition, the agency is exploring the establishment of an “alternative framework” to screening and options for cargo that cannot be screened using existing technologies. In the meantime, IACs and CCSFs should make plans for the screening of export cargo moving on all-cargo aircraft.
Transportation Brief: The PRO Act – Dropping Barriers for Unions
by Shannon M. Cohen , A. Jack Finklea , Prasad SharmaIn a sea of legislation threatening business interests, the PRO Act or Act stands out as particularly harsh, making it easier for unions to represent workers. With the recent Amazon vote to reject union representation typifying a longer-term trend among workers, Democrats in Congress seek to re-write the rules according to what many have characterized as a union’s wish list. Learn more about the PRO Act and upcoming democratic control of the NLRB.
Transportation Brief: Navigating PPP Loans in A Business Sale
by Kathryne S. Feary-Gardner , W. Todd Metzger , Jay D. Robinson,One potentially thorny issue that frequently arises in the COVID-pandemic era is the treatment of Payroll Protection Program (PPP) loans in the context of a transaction involving the purchase or sale of a company. Read more about Small Business Administration guidance on this matter including notices, documentation, and procedures that must be followed in certain circumstances.
Transportation Brief: Do Your Company’s Internal Safety Policies Increase Exposure to Negligence Claims?
by Andrew F. Marquis , Michael K. RobertsA work atmosphere focused on safety can help reduce exposure from claims and litigation costs. But, can your company’s internal safety policies increase exposure by raising the standard of care?
Transportation Brief: What Will It Take to Return to The Office?
by Alaina C. Hawley , David D. Robinson
The prospect of a return to in-person work raises a myriad of issues for employers. Read more about considerations including timing, preparations, and how to monitor and keep up with evolving CDC/OSHA guidance.
Transportation Brief: Spotlight on STC’s Leadership Transition
Scopelitis Law Firm subsidiary STC announced a leadership transition plan. Learn more about STC's next phase, including a new team member and more service offerings.
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