Wisconsin Small Business Victories


  • Local Labor Law BanThe overwhelming majority of NFIB employers support a new law that will prohibit local governments from enacting their own sick leave mandates on private employers.

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  • Minimum WageA minimum wage hike indexed for annual increases and allowing local minimum wage laws, strongly opposed by NFIB, was defeated.

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  • School Start DateNFIB joined forces with the Tourism Federation of Wisconsin to stop legislation from being enacted that would repeal the current law that prohibits public schools from starting the fall school year before September 1st.

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  • Mandated Paid Sick Leave DefeatedLegislation that would provide government mandated standards for employers to provide paid time off for employee illness failed to pass – NFIB strongly opposed passage.

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  • UI Tax Assessments WaivedNFIB was a leading supporter of legislation to waive the assessment for interest on Wisconsin’s federal UI loan – saving employers over $26 million.

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  • Regulatory Fines and Penalties FlexibleState agencies can waive fines and interest penalties for minor violations of regulations – NFIB backed this new law that requires agencies discretion in assessment of fines and penalties against small business.

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