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  • OVERTIME RULE WILL INCREASE COSTS AND PUSH SALARIED EMPLOYEES INTO HOURLY JOBSIncrease in Labor Costs Will Sky Rocket on Heals of Minimum Wage Increase

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  • This Week in Augusta – 04.11.2016 editionA logjam of some big issues may suddenly break loose as legislators head toward adjournment later this month.

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  • This Week in Augusta – 04.05.2016 editionSome contentious issues affecting small business await action as legislators head toward adjournment later this April.

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  • This Week in Augusta – 03.15.2016 editionA few issues linger in legislative committees but most of the action over the next five or so weeks will take place on the House and Senate floors.

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  • This Week in Augusta – 03.08.2016 editionLegislative committees are nearly done with hearings and work sessions. Only a few bills remain that have not been voted on at the committee level. This week also marks the beginning of three-day-a-week sessions with final adjournment about six or so weeks away. Meantime, the list of legislative candidates in the June primary is growing rapidly. Legislators who intend to run again have to file their petitions by March 15 (except for non-party candidates – independents – who have until June 1).

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  • This Week in Augusta – 03.01.2016 editionHearings are winding down. Work sessions are nearly completed. And, big issues such as tax conformity remain unresolved. Meantime the list of legislative candidates in the June primary is growing. Legislators who intend to run again have to file their petitions by March 15 (except for non-party candidates – independents – who have until June 1).

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    Maine Small Business Issues

  • Economic Growth ClimateNFIB continues to press for more focus on broadly attracting business investment, stimulating job growth, improving economic performance, building a better business climate, and increasing the number of pro-business legislators. The recent debate over allowing businesses faster depreciation – that detractors labeled a “tax giveaway” – illustrates the challenge of uninformed legislators.

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  • Workers’ Compensation BattlesNFIB is working to protect business owners from renewed attempts by labor unions and their trial lawyer friends to advance legislation that would raise the cost of benefits and inject more disputes over the settlement of injury claims. Maine ranked 4th highest in the nation for the 2009-2012 increase in benefit costs per $100 of covered wages.

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