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Reports Reveal Changing Nature Of California Jobs

On-Demand Workers, Computerization Of Tasks Among Workforce Trends

Labor

Unionization Vote Set For New York Media Company Workers

Employees Of Online News Conglomerate Gawker Media Debate Unionizing

Labor

Massachusetts Employment Data Shows Improvements

What This Means For Small Businesses

Energy

Drought Shrinking California’s Largest Lake

Officials Warn Of Health Consequences; Some Forecasts Suggest Reprieve Near

Labor

Uber Faces Backlash Over Classifying Drivers As Contractors

Ride-Share Service Targeted In Several Legal Cases

Labor

Unions Want Out Of LA Minimum Wage

Labor Groups Pushed For Wage Bump

Nevada

Comment on Last Night’s Huge Tax Vote

News Release--Nevada small-business association reacts to Ways and Means Committee action.

Every Farmer, Rancher Affected

New Rule Not Good For Wyoming

Guest editorial by NFIB/Wyoming State Director Tony Gagliardi.

 

Small Business Headlines

EPA finalizes Clean Water Rule; businesses contend rule expands federal control over land use - Birmingham Business Journal

Date: May 28, 2015

The Obama administration approved the EPA and Army Corps’ Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. It came as little surprise since EPA consistently rigged the process in their favor through ignoring requirements to perform small business analysis and using social media to pack the comments with support for their own rule. As a reminder, this rule radically expands the Clean Water Act and its permits, fees, and fines. The Business Journals gave the first business group quote to NFIB CEO Dan Danner: “This has the potential to bring local development to a stop and make it much more difficult for small businesses to make even minor improvements to their properties. It gives the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers new power to regulate local projects and local business operations, and it creates for the trial lawyers and the environmental activists a whole new class of potential defendants.”

Obama team ramps up water regulations | USA Today

Date: May 28, 2015

"It's no surprise that the White House approved this massive expansion of federal authority over water. The process was rigged in favor of the agencies, who simply decided that they didn't even need to consider the effects on small business" said NFIB's Senior Manager of Regulatory Policy Dan Bosch NFIB said it "will work through legislative and possibly legal means to stop" the new regulations.

Why Should Small Biz be Worried about the Waters of the U.S. Rule | NFIB - YouTube

Date: May 28, 2015

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