Illinois, Small Business Association

Elections

NFIB’s Duggan: Small Business and the Republican National Convention

Small business is the key to America's economic strength, and it should be a major issue in the campaign.

Economy

INFOGRAPHIC: A Building Tidal Wave of Regulations

4 ways the small business regulatory burden has gotten out of control.

Economy

Chicago City Council Approves Paid Sick Leave Mandate

The new ordinance will raise the cost of doing business yet again.

Illinois Small Business News

  • Chicago City Council Approves Paid Sick Leave MandateThe new ordinance will raise the cost of doing business yet again.

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  • Illinois Receives Failing Grade for Small Business FriendlinessPrimary issues include regulations, taxes, and labor policies.

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  • Illinois Lawmakers Pass Stop-Gap Spending PlanIllinois has been without a budget for 12 months, and the new fiscal year starts July 1.

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  • 10 Bills that Could Impact Your BusinessHere's a roundup of 10 key votes from the Illinois legislative session.

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  • Chicago Small Biz Climate Is LacklusterWindy City ranks 55th nationwide in recent study.

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    Illinois Small Business Issues

  • Overtime Rule Compliance UpdateIn case you missed it: Watch our overtime rule webinar with 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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  • 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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