Worker Classification Rule

July 20, 2022

The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs is in the process of reviewing a proposed rule from DOL's Wage and Hour Division to rewrite how workers should be classified as independent contractors.


Bipartisan Support for Retirement Package

May 4, 2022

The Senate Finance Committee will soon mark up a bipartisan package, “SECURE 2.0” which aims to modify, simplify and expand retirement savings options and access for small firms and their employees.


DOL Rule to Update Davis-Bacon

April 1, 2022

DOL is proposing a rule to update the Davis-Bacon Act to better address the needs of workers in the construction industry, and they are seeking input on compliance costs from small businesses.


House OKs Pro-Union Language

February 17, 2022

A last-minute addition to the America COMPETES Act recently passed in the House included NSBA-opposed provisions that could limit small-business owner rights during a unionizing campaign.


New Survey on Small Business

January 26, 2022

On Jan. 24, Goldman Sachs released a survey on the ongoing impact of Covid-19 on small businesses which shows the Omicron variant is hurting Main Street.


Supreme Court Rules on Vaccine Mandates

January 19, 2022

On Jan. 13, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked a Biden administration requirement that larger businesses require employees to be vaccinated or have a masking and testing policy but allowed a similar vaccine mandate to go into effect for around 10 million health care workers. The decisions hinged on whether the...