Illinois, Small Business Association

Economy

Regulation Nation: A Look at Obama’s Legacy

The current administration's unprecedented number of rules includes major legislative pieces that have had huge financial impac...

Economy

Gov. Rauner Strikes Down 4 Labor Bills

Proposed legislation would have cost state more than $1 billion.

Healthcare

Skyrocketing ACA Premiums Could Be Coming

Costs could go up by as much as 45 percent.

Illinois Small Business News

  • Gov. Rauner Strikes Down 4 Labor BillsProposed legislation would have cost state more than $1 billion.

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  • Skyrocketing ACA Premiums Could Be ComingCosts could go up by as much as 45 percent.

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  • Governor Vetoes Prevailing Wage Bill By AmendmentGov. Bruce Rauner made changes allowing for collective bargaining agreements to be taken into consideration when appropriate.

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  • Young Entrepreneur Spotlight: Drew GroezingerPassion has been the key to success for Groezinger's two businesses.

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  • STATEMENT: Big Increases in Illinois ACA Premiums No Surprise"The Affordable Care Act isn't the cure-all that a lot of politicians promised it would be."

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  • Are Higher Public Works Construction Costs Coming?Bill on Gov. Rauner's desk would make prevailing wage union scale.

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    Illinois Small Business Issues

  • Overtime Rule UpdateThe latest on the Department of Labor's new overtime rule; what it means for your business and how to join the fight to stop it.

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  • Challenges Facing NFIB/Illinois

    The 2015 legislative session is underway, and several issues are key to small business owners in Illinois:

    • Income tax: The massive 67% income tax increase passed in 2011 started to sunset Jan. 1, 2015.  Illinois continues to have a huge operating deficit along with massive pension debt and $6 billion in unpaid bills.  There could be efforts to try to raise the income tax again to address these revenue issues.  NFIB remains opposed to any attempt to raise the income tax.
    • Workers' compensation: Gov. Bruce Rauner has made reforming workers' compensation a top priority. NFIB/Illinois joins him working towards changing our causation standard so only those injuries that occurred in the workplace is compensable.
    • Minimum wage:  Once again, there are efforts to raise Illinois' minimum wage and NFIB opposes attempts to hike the wage to $11 an hour.  
    • Sales tax: There is a lot of discussion about instituting a sales tax on service and labor. Again, as revenue options are sought, the threat of a service is always great. NFIB is opposed to a service tax.
    • Paid sick leave: Legislation has been introduced to require all employers to provide seven days of paid sick leave, with no exemptions for business size, covering both full- and part-time workers. NFIB will fight these efforts.

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