Manufacturers with ten or more employees that sell products that might end up in the hands of a California resident and that contain a supply chain chemical known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm need to be familiar with what’s commonly known as California Proposition 65 or Prop 65 – The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986.
Contrary to one’s first impression, many business-related laws – including many supply chain and employment laws – do not apply to small businesses. So, what is the first inquiry to make when researching any business-related law? Obviously, one should ask: “Is my company even covered by this law?
While generally good business news abounds, the Institute for Supply Management® reported in its June 2018 Manufacturing Report on Business® that the delivery performance of suppliers to manufacturing organizations was markedly slower in June 2018.