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NFIB National News Releases

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National News Releases

  • Small Businesses Ready to Help Drive Holiday Sales as Small Business Saturday Commemorates Fifth YearNovember 19, 2014Shop small on Small Business Saturday which is held each year on the Saturday following Thanksgiving. This is a day to support the local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country.
  • NFIB Small Business Legal Center Files Brief Supporting Redress Rights of Property OwnersNovember 14, 2014Karen Harned, Executive Director of NFIB’s Small Business Legal Center, made the following statement in response to NFIB’s amicus brief filing in Kurtz v. Verizon.
  • Supreme Court To Hear Crucial Double-Taxation CaseNovember 12, 2014This morning the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Comptroller of the Treasury of Maryland v. Wynne, in which the NFIB Small Business Legal Center filed an amicus brief.
  • Small Business Economic Trends: Moderate Improvement but No Clear DirectionNovember 11, 2014The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index crept back to its August level of 96.1 with a gain of 0.8 points led by a modest increase in the net percent of owners who plan to increase capital spending and more who expect higher sales in the next 3 months.
  • NFIB Jobs Report: No Clear Direction for Hiring Among Small EmployersNovember 06, 2014Chief economist for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) William C. Dunkelberg issued the following comments on the organization’s October Jobs Report. The findings are based on the NFIB monthly economic survey. The survey was conducted in October and reflects the responses of 1,502 sampled NFIB members.
  • Media Availability: NFIB Asks Supreme Court to Protect Small Businesses Against Government OverreachNovember 05, 2014Today the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Yates vs. United States, in which the NFIB Small Business Legal Center has filed an amicus brief.
  • Small Business Reacts to Election ResultsNovember 04, 2014National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) highly encouraged by outcome.
  • NFIB Small Business Legal Center Files Brief Asking Supreme Court to Maintain Original Intent of Pregnancy Discrimination ActNovember 03, 2014Karen Harned, Executive Director of NFIB’s Small Business Legal Center, made the following statement in response to NFIB’s amicus brief filing in Peggy Young v. United Parcel Service.
  • NFIB Small Business Legal Center Files Brief in Support of ArbitrationOctober 21, 2014Karen Harned, Executive Director of NFIB’s Small Business Legal Center, made the following statement in response to NFIB’s amicus brief filing in Arshavir Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, LLC. NFIB is asking the Supreme Court to take a case that would affirm whether employers have the right to resolve legal disputes through arbitration rather than through costly court battles. Specifically, the case asks whether the Federal Arbitration Act preempts state laws that would inhibit employers from entering arbitration agreements with employees on terms that may require an employee to waive the right to impose additional penalties—on top of a judgment for damages.
  • NFIB Legal Center Asks Supreme Court to Stand Up To Federal AgenciesOctober 17, 2014NFIB Legal Center Asks Supreme Court to Stand Up To Federal Agencies
  • NFIB Files Comments on EPA Waters RuleOctober 15, 2014The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) submitted comments to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today in response to proposed rules that would greatly expand their authority over US waters to include farmers’ ponds, seasonal streams and even temporary bodies of water that most Americans would call puddles.
  • NFIB: Small Business Optimism Index Declines in SeptemberOctober 14, 2014NFIB: Small Business Optimism Index Declines in September
  • Small Business Cheers Agency Opposition to Clean Water Act ExpansionOctober 02, 2014The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) today loudly applauded the Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy for asking the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw a controversial new rule treating almost any body of water, including farmers’ ponds and seasonal streams, the way it currently treats rivers and bays under the Clean Water Act.
  • NFIB Jobs Statement: Small Businesses Report Stronger Hiring, But Expectations Remain MutedOctober 02, 2014NFIB's chief economist commented on September’s job numbers, based on NFIB’s monthly economic survey that will be released on Tuesday, October 14, 2014. The survey was conducted in August and reflects the responses of 608 sampled NFIB members.
  • NFIB to EPA: Small Businesses Deserve AnswersSeptember 29, 2014The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Connecticut State Director Andrew Markowski today called on Curt Spalding, Administrator for EPA's New England Region, to address the concerns of small business instead of posing with environmental groups on the banks of the Connecticut River.
  • NFIB Urges House to Pass Package of BillsSeptember 16, 2014National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Vice President of Public Policy Amanda Austin made the following statement in advance of this week’s expected vote on H.R. 4, the Jobs for America Act and H.R. 2, the American Energy Solutions for Lower Costs and More American Jobs Act:
  • NFIB Legal Center Takes EEOC’s Duty to Conciliate Before Filing Suit to Supreme CourtSeptember 11, 2014The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Small Business Legal Center along with the Retail Litigation Center, the United States Chamber of Commerce, and American Trucking Associations has filed a brief in the case Mach Mining v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The brief argues that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has an enforceable obligation to engage in good faith settlement discussions prior to filing a lawsuit and that the agency’s failure to conciliate in a meaningful fashion is subject to judicial review.
  • NFIB: New Study on Regulations Should Trigger Alarms in WashingtonSeptember 10, 2014The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) today said that a new study released by a group representing American manufacturers should force Congress to get serious about taming a regulatory system that is increasingly, and perhaps prohibitively, expensive for small businesses.
  • NFIB Supports Bill to Stop Regulating PuddlesSeptember 09, 2014The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) is calling on Congress to stop environmental regulators from expanding their authority over US waters to include farmers’ ponds, seasonal streams and even temporary bodies of water that most Americans would call puddles.
  • NFIB SBET Sees Slight Bump in AugustSeptember 09, 2014August’s Optimism Index rose 0.4 points to 96.1 making it the second highest reading since October, 2007. The four “hard” measures (job creation plans, job openings, capital spending plans and inventory investment plans) were collectively unchanged, and the other 6 components added to the Index a bit to produce a modest gain.