Support Pension Reform and Simplification

February 22, 2021

Problem: When a small-business owner is considering his or her retirement needs and those of his employees, there are myriad different plans to consider with countless requirements and stipulations. Navigating an employee pension plan can be extremely complex and cumbersome and can lead to serious taxation issues for the small-business...

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Seek Reasonable and Economically Fair Immigration Reform

February 22, 2021

Problem: The Biden presidency will likely be friendlier to business immigration needs, however there still may be challenges facing employers who supplement their work force with high-skilled foreign labor. Thus, small-business owners stand to be impacted by various broad immigration reform proposals, specifically as they relate to availability of workers...

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Flexible Scheduling is Important for Small Employers

February 22, 2021

Problem: Small-business owners, as well as their employees, are faced with the challenging task of juggling their personal lives with their careers. In order to allow the greatest amount of freedom while maintaining productivity, flexible scheduling—including flexible credit hour programs, compensatory time and compressed workweeks—must be made available to all...

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Support Fair Union Elections for Small Business

February 22, 2021

Problem: President Biden has pledged to support many policy initiatives endorsed by organized labor. Yet many of these initiatives threaten to negatively impact small businesses, the self-employed, and the economy. The 180-degree turn in regulatory employment policy priorities that will likely result will undoubtedly create uncertainty for employers, which are...

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Oppose Counter-Productive Minimum Wage Increases

February 22, 2021

Problem: Small businesses, ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic, are struggling to keep their doors open and keep employees on payroll. More than doubling the federal minimum wage––which has been proposed––presents a significant obstacle to ailing small businesses trying to survive this pandemic. Lawmakers’ well-intended efforts to increase the federal minimum...

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Improve Workforce Training

February 22, 2021

Problem: A small business that makes good hiring decisions tends to have higher productivity and lower turnover, which positively affects the bottom line. Hiring the wrong people can have a negative impact on employee morale and management time and can waste valuable training and development dollars. Smaller employers place a...

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Empower Employers to Determine Paid Leave

February 22, 2021

Problem: In recent years, the issue of paid family leave has garnered attention from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. Along with the COVID-19 pandemic, three recent developments have pushed the debate forward: 1) the increasing patchwork of state and local paid leave law requirements; 2) the new paid...

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