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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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