Here's a look at some of NFIB/Oklahoma's victories in the 2015 session of the state legislature:
Unemployment reformNFIB supported legislation that would improve the unemployment system in Oklahoma by:
- Creating a new employer portal that allows business owners to proactively protest claims of unemployment for employees that were fired for cause
- Setting a lower, flat rate for unemployment premiums for new Oklahoma businesses.
Supported legislation that allows employers to give a hiring preference to an honorably discharged veteran without fear of lawsuit.
Opposed legislation that would prohibit employers from considering the criminal history of a job applicant. NFIB was successful in keeping the legislation from being heard.
Opposed legislation that would increase the minimum wage in Oklahoma beyond the federal mandated amount.