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New federal overtime rule hits small businesses

The Department of Labor recently decreed a dramatic increase in the minimum annual pay for employees exempt from overtime regul...


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California Small Business News

  • New federal overtime rule hits small businessesThe Department of Labor recently decreed a dramatic increase in the minimum annual pay for employees exempt from overtime regulations. The previous threshold was more than doubled, from $23,660 per year to $47,476. This will have a direct effect on the financial health of small businesses and their ability to offer promotions and flexibility to their employees.

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  • NFIB/CA Announces Endorsements for State Senate and AssemblyToday the NFIB/CA SAFE (Save America's Free Enterprise) Trust PAC announced a group of legislative endorsements for the 2016 primary and general elections. The PAC moved to endorse these candidates due to their high voting record alignment with NFIB/CA positions and/or due to the compelling nature of their candidacy given the dynamics of that specific race.

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  • NFIB Applauds Governor Brown for Signing Senate Bill 269 (Roth)Following Governor Jerry Brown’s signing Senate Bill 269 (Roth) today, NFIB applauds the Governor for signing this important legal reform into law.

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  • OP-ED: NFIB Unveils 2016 “The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly” Bill ListNFIB California published in The Flash Report featuring our "The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly" bill watch list for 2016.

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    California Small Business Issues

  • New Overtime Rule Adds Costs to Small Businesses and Hurts WorkersFree Webinar: Learn what your business needs to do to comply with the new overtime rule from guest speaker Tammy McCutchen, a principal at Littler Mendelson and leading authority on federal and state wage-hour laws and prevailing wage laws.

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  • Congress Is Considering Legislation to Stop New Overtime RuleYou can help! Encourage your representatives to co-sponsor legislation to protect small business and their employees from the burdensome overtime rule proposed by the Department of Labor.

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