Labor & Employment

Fair, reasonable, and competitive labor and employment laws are vital to ensuring California manufacturers remain competitive. 

 

ISO Certifications Leading to $250k in Tax Credits

Did you know that improving manufacturing processes can qualify for the Research and Development Tax Credit? IMSM, leading ISO specialists, has partnered with Strike Tax Advisory, a firm that enables all businesses to take advantage of the R&D tax credit with no...

Fisher Phillips, International Labor & Employment Firm, Joins CMTA

Sacramento, Calif. – The California Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA) announced the welcome of Fisher Phillips to its associate membership today. “As CMTA’s government relations team fights for our manufacturers in California’s State Capitol,...

Elevate Your Reputation With ISO Certification

How do you validate a business's fulfillment of requirements relating to quality process standards? In other words, how do you PROVE the quality output of a company's product? There is a lot at stake: timelines to fulfillment and minimizing poor output of finished...

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Manufacturing Minute: Samsung Opening New Semiconductor Campus in Northern California

A tech industry giant just announced its brand-new semiconductor facility in the Sacramento region. Find out California’s latest manufacturing news in the newest Manufacturing Minute episode with CMTA’s Vice President of Communications, Ananda Rochita. Manufacturing Minute is powered by Tri Tool Technologies. 

⚙️ Find out why a California AI Robot Manufacturer partnered with BMW Manufacturing

⚙️ Learn more about the new semiconductor campus in the Sacramento region

⚙️ Tri Tool Technologies’ latest innovation

Government Relations Update: New Video Series on the Latest News in California’s Legislature

Ready to learn more about what is happening in California’s legislature? Check out our brand-new Government Relations Update video with CMTA’s Vice President of Communications, Ananda Rochita.

📝 Learn About California’s 2024 Intro Bills 

💰 Find out what is Going to Happen with California’s Projected Budget. 

⚙️ CMTA’s Sponsored Bills Are Coming Your Way Soon… 

Do you want to get exclusive government relations insights from CMTA?

📲 Reach out to members@cmta.net.

Manufacturing Minute: Governor Newsom’s Plans for a World-Leading Innovation Hub

Innovation in California is at an all-time high! Find out California’s latest manufacturing news in the newest Manufacturing Minute episode with CMTA’s Vice President of Communications, Ananda Rochita. Manufacturing Minute is powered by Tri Tool Technologies

⚙️ Siemens Mobility’s Sacramento facility is competing for a high-speed rail project between Merced and Bakersfield

⚙️ A former Southern California mall is transforming into a world-leading innovation hub. What Newsom says his plans are…

⚙️ Hear from the women transforming the manufacturing industry! Register for CMTA’s Women MakingCA Conference: https://WomenMakingCA.eventbrite.com

ISO Certifications Leading to $250k in Tax Credits

ISO Certifications Leading to $250k in Tax Credits

Did you know that improving manufacturing processes can qualify for the Research and Development Tax Credit?

IMSM, leading ISO specialists, has partnered with Strike Tax Advisory, a firm that enables all businesses to take advantage of the R&D tax credit with no out-of-pocket costs to ensure manufacturers realize both the obvious and not-so-obvious benefits of continuous improvement. A webinar detailing how manufacturers qualify, what expenses qualify, and walking through a case study of a manufacturing client will be hosted on January 24, 2024, at 11 am PST. Join the webinar here.

The manufacturing industry is one of the most qualified industries for the R&D tax credit. Manufacturing organizations that do process/product improvement or development are arguably the most qualified types of entities for this tax credit.  Examples of qualifying activities include: 

  • Designing and developing alternative processes
  • Processes to enhance throughput
  • Prototype development and testing
  • Evaluating new materials to impart improved functionality or performance
  • Creating novel equipment
  • Developing environmentally friendly products/processes
  • Developing new products
  • Implementing lean manufacturing processes
  • Computer-aided design (CAD) and 3D modeling

The R&D tax credit is a permanent U.S. federal and state tax credit used to encourage U.S. businesses to keep highly technical jobs within the U.S. and promote further innovation. The R&D tax credit provides dollar-for-dollar tax savings to businesses of any size, these credits are used to offset income tax liabilities OR quarterly payroll tax if not yet in a profitable position.

The average amount of total expenses that qualify in the manufacturing industry is 28%! Don’t believe this? Use this R&D calculator to get a rough idea of what your business can qualify for going back to 2020. The tax credit is eligible to all manufacturing organizations, ISO is not a requirement. However if your organization is ISO 17025 Lab Competency, ISO 170202 Conformity Assessment, ISO 13485 Medical Device, ISO 9001 Quality Management certified, you hold a high probability of qualifying.

So, why pay the IRS when the IRS can pay you?  Let an IRS-qualified tax credit expert explore the possibility of YOUR business tax credit by scheduling an appointment.  Call Tina Travierso at (858) 761-7738 or email for an appointment at tinatravierso@imsm.com.

International Management Systems Marketing (IMSM) is the leading ISO specialist with a goal to deliver world-class ISO consultations for organizations of all sizes, from all sectors, all over the world. IMSM is known as, a turnkey fail-safe consulting organization that supports a lean environment by drafting 75% of the operational manual and guaranteeing a pass on your International Standardized Operations (ISO) Certificate., Benefits of the various ISO include less returned merchandise, fewer defective products, lower workers and medical health insurance premiums, reduced OSHA fines, proof of corporate sustainability, and more RFP’s are won with ISO Certification as a result

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About CMTA:
The California Manufacturers & Technology Association has advocated for pro-growth laws and regulations before the California legislature and administrative agencies since 1918. The total output from manufacturing in California is $300 billion per year, roughly 10 percent of the total economic output of the state. Manufacturers employ 1.3 million Californians, paying wages more than $25,000 higher than other non-farm employers in the state. For more information, visit the CMTA website.

About IMSM:
IMSM (International Management Systems Marketing) are leading ISO specialists. We deliver high-quality ISO consultancy services and standards to organizations of all sizes, from all sectors, all over the world. As an organization, we work towards a common goal: to consistently deliver to our clients world-class ISO consultation, reinforced by adherence to our IMSM Mission, Vision, and Values. For more information, visit IMSM’s website.

Manufacturing Minute: Find Out How You Can Be More Involved with CMTA in 2024

It’s the first manufacturing minute of 2024! Find out what is happening this new year at CMTA in your Manufacturing Minute Powered By Tri Tool Technologies with CMTA’s Vice President of Communications, Ananda Rochita. 

⚙️ How a Fremont high-tech battery manufacturing facility met its demand
⚙️ California’s Legislators are back in session. Here’s what is next for CMTA’s Government Relations Team
⚙️ Here’s who is speaking at the 3rd Annual Women MakingCA Conference in March
 

Fisher Phillips, International Labor & Employment Firm, Joins CMTA

Fisher Phillips, International Labor & Employment Firm, Joins CMTA

Sacramento, Calif. – The California Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA) announced the welcome of Fisher Phillips to its associate membership today.

“As CMTA’s government relations team fights for our manufacturers in California’s State Capitol, regulations on the factory floor change with the new laws every year. We look forward to aiding our manufacturing base with our new associate member, Fisher Phillips, as they keep our manufacturers up to date on workplace policies,” said CMTA’s CEO & President, Lance Hastings.

Fisher Phillips’ multidisciplinary Manufacturing Industry Team helps employers navigate challenges while foreseeing and maximizing opportunities.

“Businesses in California need forward-looking attorneys to help retain a qualified workforce, create sound strategic plans to remain competitive in the marketplace, and comply with applicable laws in the places they do business – and the manufacturing industry is no exception,” said Colin Calvert, partner at Fisher Phillips and co-chair of the firm’s Manufacturing Industry Team. “We are thrilled to partner with the CMTA to help manufacturing employers navigate and keep ahead of the rapidly-changing laws that govern the state’s workplaces. Through our partnership, we aim to serve CMTA’s members as a key resource in creating thoughtful workplace policies that address today’s challenges and opportunities within the manufacturing industry.”

The firm’s attorneys have both deep subject matter knowledge in key areas of employment law and practical experience working on-site with manufacturing clients. From increasing safety and efficiency in the workplace to managing immigration matters and advising on emerging labor relations issues, Fisher Phillips’ Manufacturing Team becomes a true business partner so employers can keep on innovating and delivering value to customers across the country.

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About CMTA

The California Manufacturers & Technology Association has advocated for pro-growth laws and regulations before the California legislature and administrative agencies since 1918. The total output from manufacturing in California is $300 billion per year, roughly 10 percent of the total economic output of the state. Manufacturers employ 1.3 million Californians paying wages more than $25,000 higher than other non-farm employers in the state. For more information, visit CMTA’s website.

About Fisher Phillips

With almost 600 attorneys in 41 offices across the United States and Mexico, Fisher Phillips is an international labor and employment firm providing practical business solutions for employers’ workplace legal problems. We regularly advise and counsel manufacturing clients on issues surrounding wage and hour, employment discrimination and harassment, automation, artificial intelligence, workplace safety, trade secrets and non-competes, and more.  When necessary, we routinely and successfully defend clients when these same issues give rise to audits, government investigations, or civil litigation. For more information, visit Fisher Phillips website.

ISO Certifications Leading to $250k in Tax Credits

Elevate Your Reputation With ISO Certification

How do you validate a business’s fulfillment of requirements relating to quality process standards? In other words, how do you PROVE the quality output of a company’s product?

There is a lot at stake: timelines to fulfillment and minimizing poor output of finished goods so money and time are not wasted. Then there is the discussion of ethical practices so that you are working with a company that does not source from harmful human conditions or environmentally exposed countries. But how do you police this?

When working with an organization, it is assumed that you are connected to a reputable and ethical organization. Their website identifies strong language and lists individuals’ capabilities, but how do you validate beyond having an inside connection to speak off the record?

Historically, doctors spend years at their craft in a controlled educational environment before putting that knowledge to practice under supervision during residency. Airline pilots spend years of education on navigation, engineering, and weather before they fly and then log hours of actual flight in supervisory conditions to become a pilot. In the most basic example, we need a driver’s license to prove we have the knowledge of the law and then perform a physical driving test to be considered legal to drive a vehicle. 

So, how do we validate a business’s ability to perform?

ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is an international organization that develops standards to ensure the manufacturing processes, safety requirements, and quality assurances that signify your processes work efficiently and effectively and are consistent with the international best practices (aka The Standard).  

“Not required, but nice to have” is the same concept as not having life insurance as the head of the household who tragically passes away or is getting operated on by a non-certified plastic surgeon. It is shortsighted.

Benefits of ISOs value: Less returned merchandise, thus decreasing RMA’s, less defective products to your clients, proper documentation for accounting, lower worker’s compensation insurance premiums, lower medical health insurance premiums, reduced OSHA fines, gain energy tax credits, proof of corporate sustainability, win more RFPs as primary and sub-primary, seamless international entry, governmental mandates on quality assurance are satisfied, and cybersecurity protocols in place.

To differentiate your business between exceptional and average, start the conversation about ISO with ISO Area Manager and CMTA associate member Tina Travierso at (858) 761-7738, tinatravierso@imsm.com.

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About CMTA:
The California Manufacturers & Technology Association has advocated for pro-growth laws and regulations before the California legislature and administrative agencies since 1918. The total output from manufacturing in California is $300 billion per year, roughly 10 percent of the total economic output of the state. Manufacturers employ 1.3 million Californians, paying wages more than $25,000 higher than other non-farm employers in the state. For more information, visit the CMTA website.

About IMSM:
IMSM (International Management Systems Marketing) are leading ISO specialists. We deliver high-quality ISO consultancy services and standards to organizations of all sizes, from all sectors, all over the world. As an organization, we work towards a common goal: to consistently deliver to our clients world-class ISO consultation, reinforced by adherence to our IMSM Mission, Vision, and Values. For more information, visit IMSM’s website.

Manufacturing Minute: Find Out Why the World’s Largest Plane Took Flight in California

Find out why the world’s largest plane recently took flight in California in your Manufacturing Minute with CMTA’s Vice President of Communications, Ananda Rochita.

⚙️ New manufacturing facility in Irvine will work with the U.S. Department of Defense – Here’s what that means
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Manufacturing Minute: California Bottling Company Gets First Electric Trucks

Find out what California company is one step closer to an all-electric vehicle fleet in your #ManufacturingMinute with Ananda Rochita, VP of Communications.

⚙️ Why the Port of Long Beach is thriving this holiday season⚓️
⚙️ And the Women MakingCA Conference is only three months away! 🎉 Go to CMTA.net/WomenMakingCA to learn more. 

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