Tennessee Small Business Issues


  • Overtime Rule Relief Still Possible: Take Action NowThe Department of Labor's new Overtime rule substantially increases business costs by doubling the salary threshold used to determine overtime eligibility. Thanks to your help, we've already had a big success with the House passing a bill to delay the rule. Tell the Senate and the President to do the same.

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  • Overtime Rule UpdateThe latest on the Department of Labor's new overtime rule; what it means for your business and how to join the fight to stop it.

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  • Congress Is Considering Legislation to Stop New Overtime RuleYou can help! Encourage your representatives to co-sponsor legislation to protect small business and their employees from the burdensome overtime rule proposed by the Department of Labor.

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  • Protect Your Business from Hefty Obamacare FinesIf you reimburse your employees for healthcare, new IRS penalties could be coming for you.

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  • Issues Facing Tennessee Small Businesses

    Here’s a look at some challenges NFIB/Tennessee will address in the General Assembly:

    Budget woes persist
    We're continuing to monitor shortfalls in the state budget and proposals that would alter our current collection scheme. Our tax experts remain engaged with state leaders to be sure the small business view is represented. We will continue to protect small businesses from harmful proposals and encourage the legislature to reduce unnecessary spending.

    Medicaid expansion challenges
    Our nation continues to adjust to uncertainties and burdens imposed by Obamacare. NFIB continues to advocate strongly against Medicaid expansion under the so-called Affordable Care Act, while supporting substantive reforms to TennCare that will protect the state budget.

    Bad ideas resurface
    Each year, NFIB/Tennessee must argue against well-intended but harmful proposals–such as a state minimum wage and healthcare mandates–that drive up costs for your business, impact hiring and reduce comprehensive health insurance coverage for you and your employees. 

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