Preserve Subcontractor and Franchisee IndependenceMillions of small subcontractors and franchisees are worried that because of a recent National Labor Relations Board ruling they could lose control of their business and new business opportunities due to the new joint employer standard. This NLRB ruling fundamentally changes the joint employer rules and could be devastating to franchise and subcontracting businesses. Tell Congress to Preserve Subcontractor and Franchisee Independence.
Regulation ReviewReview regulations that affect Iowa’s business climate to assure they do not inhibit businesses from expanding or locating in the state. Iowa’s regulations should not exceed standards established by the federal government.
Iowan Health and Wellness PlanThe health-care bill is a response to the federal Affordable Care Act, which direct states to expand their Medicaid programs to encompass everyone making up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level – about $16,000 a year for an individual. Iowa’s program will be a hybrid, however, creating a new public health care program for individuals earning up to 100 percent of poverty and then fully subsidizing the purchase of private insurance for those making up to 138 percent. Small business is in need of clarification in order to predict how this will effect their businesses.