OMB Suspends Pay Data Rules

September 13, 2017

Recently, OMB informed the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that it is initiating a review and immediate stay of their pay data collection rules.


DOL Requests Information Regarding Overtime Exemptions

August 2, 2017

On July 26, 2017, the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor (DOL) published a Request for Information (RFI) regarding overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The DOL invites comments on the 2016 revisions to the “white collar” exemption in the FLSA, including whether the standard...


Hearings on Small Biz Tax & Regs

July 12, 2017

This week, two House committees will hold hearings on two key issues that could greatly impact small business and entrepreneurship: the joint-employer rule and broad tax reform. ritical importance to America's small businesses. On Wednesday, July 12, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce will discuss the expanded definition of joint employer under federal labor laws and how it could hamper entrepreneurship. Then on Thursday, the Ways and Means Tax Policy Subcommittee will discuss how tax reform could ease small-business ownership.


Trump Directive on Fiduciary Rule

February 8, 2017

Last week, President Trump signed a directive ordering the DOL to halt implementation of the Fiduciary Rule concerning investment advisors, which is set to take effect on April 10, 2017.


Trump Signs Executive Orders

January 25, 2017

President Donald Trump began his presidency with a series of executive orders and memorandums taking aim at the Affordable Care Act, trade deals and federal workers, among others.


Judge Issues Delay for Overtime Rule

November 23, 2016

On Tuesday, Nov. 22, a federal judge in Texas issued a preliminary injunction against the Department of Labor’s (DOL) overtime rule which was set to go into effect Dec. 1, and would have doubled the current threshold under which employees must be paid overtime. The National Small Business Association (NSBA) has...