Committee Approves SBIR/STTR Reauthorization

March 23, 2016

On March 17, the House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) introduced the Commercializing on Small Business Innovation Act of 2016 (H.R. 4783) which was also cosponsored by committee Ranking Member Nydia Velázquez (D-N.Y.). The legislation would reauthorize the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology...

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House Committee To Markup Contracting Bill

January 13, 2016

Later today, the House Small Business Committee is scheduled to mark-up the first of several bills introduced aimed at increasing small business participation in the federal contracting marketplace.

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House Committee OK’s SEC Bill

December 16, 2015

Last week, the House Financial Services Committee approved the SEC Small Business Advocate Act of 2015 which would create the Office of the Small Business Advocate within the SEC.

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Bill to Clarify Joint Employer Standard Advances

November 4, 2015

Last week, the House Education and the Workforce Committee approved legislation (H.R. 3459) that would roll back the NLRB's decision on redefining "joint employer" which would result in drastically expanded union reach.

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September 3, 2015

Below, please find a sample comment letter to the Department of Labor on their proposed overtime regulations. NSBA members are strongly encouraged to submit comments here, and we welcome your usage of the comments below if helpful in submitting your comments. You can view NSBA’s formal comment letter here. ———————————————————————— September...

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NSBA Seeks Input on Overtime Rules

July 14, 2015

NSBA is seeking small-business input on new overtime rules which will massively increase the salary threshold below which all employees must be paid overtime, and could make changes to the so-called “duties test”.

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Supreme Court Health Care Decision and Next Steps

June 30, 2015

With last week’s Supreme Court ruling upholding the Obama Administration’s interpretation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), any prospect for fundamental change to the health care law before 2017 has largely been dashed. However, the hope for more targeted and practical reforms—which have largely been on hold in anticipation of...

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