Read NFIB’s positions on government and regulatory reforms that affect small business:
Unnecessary regulation is a perennial cause of concern for NFIB’s members and is particularly burdensome on small businesses, which lack the resources and personnel to keep up. According to NFIB’s Small Business Problems and Priorities, “unreasonable government regulations” ranks as the second largest problem. Unfortunately, the regulatory burden on small business continues has continued to grow for decades. Congress and the administration must step in and curtail costly regulations, particularly those that disproportionately affect small businesses.
The uncertainty caused by future regulation negatively affects a small business’s ability to plan for future growth. When regulation is necessary, it must be pragmatic and sensible. Agencies need to analyze carefully how their regulations affect small businesses. At the same time, federal regulators should work with small businesses to help ensure compliance with the spirit of the law, rather than aggressively impose fines and penalties for violations that result from confusion.
Small businesses are responsible for nearly two-thirds of job growth in this country. However, small business growth is limited by the cost of regulatory compliance. The annual cost per employee of complying with federal regulations is significantly higher for smaller firms than larger firms
Reforming the regulatory process is one of NFIB’s top legislative priorities. Federal agencies need to do a better job of analyzing the effects of their rules on small businesses and allow more opportunities for small business input. See the regulatory reform legislation that NFIB has supported in the 115th Congress.