Advocacy Roundtable on Overtime Rule

March 20, 2019

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy will hold three small-business roundtables on the new Department of Labor (DOL) proposed rule which would increase the threshold for the “white collar” overtime exemption. On March 7, DOL published its proposal to increase the salary threshold for overtime eligibility under...

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DOL Publishes Overtime Rule

March 14, 2019

Last week, the Department of Labor released its proposed rule to increase the salary threshold for overtime pay eligibility to $35,308 a year.

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Vote on $15 Minimum Wage

March 6, 2019

Today, the House Education and Labor Committee will vote on raising the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour, advancing a central piece of Democrats' economic agenda.

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Bill to Better Protect Trademarks

September 5, 2018

Last week, Reps. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) and Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) introduced legislation to to strengthen small-businesses trademarks, particularly for franchisees. 

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