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State Director Update: Legislative Halftime

It is now halftime in the Legislature, and with that comes some welcome victories for small business, but more importantly ther...


NFIB Asks Federal Court of Appeals to Review NLRB’s Controversial Joint Employer Standard

NFIB Small Business Legal Center asked the D.C. Court of Appeals to review an NLRB ruling, which would radically broaden the le...


2016-17 State Budget Raises Concerns for Small Business

Statement by NFIB/CA State Executive Director Tom Scott in reaction to 2016-17 California State Budget passage.

California Small Business News

  • 2016-17 State Budget Raises Concerns for Small BusinessStatement by NFIB/CA State Executive Director Tom Scott in reaction to 2016-17 California State Budget passage.

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  • The Prop. 65 Payday ContinuesEach year, the California Attorney General's office is required to release an executive summary of Proposition 65 private settlements brought by trial lawyers in the state. The key takeaway every year: certain individuals and organizations collect huge sums of money by filing shakedown Prop. 65 lawsuits across the state.

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  • HALFTIME: NFIB “The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly” UpdateFollowing the legislative house of origin deadline last week, NFIB California reflected on victories and challenges ahead per their "The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly" bill list. Bills included in this list represent those which will have the greatest impact, either negative or positive, to our 22,000 small businesses across California.

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  • Op-Ed: Incidental taxes threaten California businessesSmall businesses in California already face some of the toughest tax and regulatory burdens in the nation. But a recent move by the State Air Resources Board threatens to change the game entirely.

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  • 392,000 California Jobs Affected by Overtime RuleCalifornia small businesses should prepare now for December.

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  • Op-Ed: 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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    California Small Business Issues

  • 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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  • Quick Information About Main Street, CaliforniaA resource for reporters, editorial writers and TV and radio show hosts.

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