Shumaker Manufacturing

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DOJ Hikes Fines for Immigration Related Violations

Ramos_Maria_LIDespite the numerous Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) headlines, the last two years have brought a significant decrease in workplace audits: 3.127 audits in 2013 to 435 audits in 2015. Similarly, the fines during this time have dropped from $9.5 million in 2013 to $4.62 million in 2015. To put this in perspective, ICE assessed about $31.2 million in fines as a result of over 9000 worksite inspections between 2009 thru 2012. But it seems that this lull is about to come to an end. Continue reading

Pinsent Masons – Brexit IP Webinar: the New EU IP Landscape

Shumaker’s good friends at Pinsent Masons based in London are hosting a free webinar regarding the EU IP landscape post-Brexit, July 29, 2016 at 730 am EST. The registration link is below.

Shumaker Global maintains strong relationships and friendships with law firms throughout the world allowing us to provide for our clients outstanding resources that are appropriate for and tailored to the differing needs of clients.

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Merger Mania in Agribusiness

They call the giants of agribusinesses the Big Six: Bayer, BASF, Dow, DuPont, Monsanto, and Syngenta. Together, they account for a little more than half the sales of seeds, pesticides, and fertilizers around the world, and they’ve been working Tinder pretty hard.

What are the consequences of these mergers for your business?

World’s Biggest Seed Companies Are Wooing (Source: Grist) Continue reading

Essar Steel Affiliates File Chapter 11 and Chapter 15 Petitions in Delaware

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Certain North American based affiliates of Essar Steel Ltd (Mumbai) have today filed Chapter 11 and Chapter 15 petitions in Delaware. ESML Holdings Inc. and Essar Steel Minnesota LLC have filed Chapter 11 proceedings in Delaware. The following entities filed Chapter 15 petitions in Delaware: Essar Steel Algoma Inc. USA, Essar Steel Algoma Inc., Cannelton Iron Ore Company, Essar Steel Algoma (Alberta) ULC, Essar Tech Algoma Inc. and Algoma Holdings B.V. Continue reading

BDO’s 2016 Manufacturing Risk Factor Report

The 2016 BDO Manufacturing RiskFactor Report examines the risk factors in the most recent 10-K filings of the largest 100 publicly traded U.S. manufacturers across five sectors including fabricated metal, food processing, machinery, plastics and rubber, and transportation equipment. The factors were analyzed and ranked by order of frequency cited.

How is your company addressing these risk factors?

BDO’s 2016 Manufacturing Risk Factor Report (Source: BDO)  Continue reading