Manufacturers’ Compliance Institute - Environmental

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Sidley Austin’s environmental practice consists of more than 30 lawyers in offices worldwide who are recognized for their success in handling the most complicated matters arising under environmental and natural resources laws, such as the Clean Air Act, Toxic Substances Control Act, and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.

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  • Understanding broad new requirements for chemical identification, manufacture, use and disposal under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)
  • Sustainability reporting requirements
  • Navigating state-specific environmental labeling and use regulations
  • Avoiding third-party lawsuits and protecting intellectual property
  • Complying with actions by agencies such as EPA
 

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Press Releases

  • 11/22/2016
    Manufacturers Applaud Delay on Overtime Rule
    NAM Senior Vice President and General Counsel Linda Kelly issued a statement after a federal judge temporarily halted the Obama administration’s final overtime regulation
  • 09/20/2016
    Manufacturers Challenge Overtime Rule
    NAM Senior Vice President and General Counsel Linda Kelly issued a statement after the Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action (MCLA) filed suit against the Department of Labor on the newly updated overtime rule.
  • 07/14/2016
    Manufacturers Score Win in Microsoft Case
    Today, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a troubling lower court decision holding that the government can use a search warrant issued in the United States under the Stored Communications Act to gain access to digital content owned by a non-U.S. customer and located outside of the United States.
  • 07/08/2016
    Manufacturers: OSHA Lacks Statutory Authority on Injury and Illness Rule
    NAM Senior Vice President and General Counsel Linda Kelly issued a statement announcing the Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action (MCLA) challenge to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) injury and illness rule in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.
  • 06/27/2016
    Persuader Court Action a Win for Manufacturers
    NAM Senior Vice President and General Counsel Linda Kelly issued a statement on the decision by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas to halt the Department of Labor’s “persuader” rule, which dictates how employers can talk to their employees by instituting new reporting requirements.

  • 04/19/2017
    The Center News: April 2017

    At a time when political rancor and divisiveness are at a high point, it is a good thing for American democracy to have a full complement of justices and a fully functioning Supreme Court.

  • 03/22/2017
    The Center News: March 2017

    EPA Hears Manufacturers' Concerns and Delays Risk Management Programs Rule.

  • 02/17/2017
    The Center News: February 2017

    Employers are in a wait-and-see pattern but should anticipate increased complexity surrounding employment-based visa programs.

  • 01/26/2017
    The Center News: January 2017

    President Obama has relied on, and expanded, the power of the administrative state by making substantial use of both executive orders and presidential memoranda to achieve policy objectives.

  • 11/17/2016
    The Center News: November 2016

    President Obama has relied on, and expanded, the power of the administrative state by making substantial use of both executive orders and presidential memoranda to achieve policy objectives.