Massachusetts Small Business Issues

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  • 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.

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  • Are Your Representatives Fighting the Latest Obamacare Penalty?Tell Congress to protect small businesses from the latest catastrophic Internal Revenue Service penalties created in the healthcare law.

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  • Independent ContractorOur unique Massachusetts law has cost our state thousands of freelancing jobs and NFIB is fighting to enact legislation to make the definition of independent contractor used by all state agencies consistent with the law in most other states and with the law applied by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue.

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  • Employer-Employee RelationsNFIB is fighting strict scheduling proposals that would require employers to adhere to work schedules provided 21 days in advance or face financial penalties. In addition, bills that would expand sick leave law to family leave for all workers and all companies.

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  • Paid Sick LeaveNFIB is asking to delay implementation of the new mandated paid sick leave law until January 1, 2016, and will continue to seek legislative changes when inequities appear.

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  • Health CareNFIB has renewed efforts to seek waivers from the federal government from provisions of Obamacare that hurt Massachusetts small business. For example, NFIB is fighting to prevent additional coverage mandates that fall outside of the federal standards resulting in increased costs.

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