Small Businesses Oppose DOL Nomination

Date: May 19, 2023

NFIB sent a letter of opposition to Acting Secretary Julie Su’s nomination

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 19, 2023)NFIB sent a letter of opposition to members of the U.S. Senate opposing the nomination of Acting Secretary Julie Su for Secretary of Labor. The letter expresses concerns that if confirmed, Ms. Su would enact rulemaking that will cause significant harm to small business owners and disregard the DOL’s statutory requirements to consider the impact of federal regulations on small businesses.

“The small business economy is facing an ongoing labor shortage and high inflation. Burdensome regulations could exacerbate these economic challenges,” said Kevin Kuhlman, NFIB Vice President of Federal Government Relations. “As Deputy Secretary at DOL, Ms. Su oversaw the proposed rule to redefine and restrict what constitutes an independent contractor, which if finalized, will negatively affect millions of small businesses. California small employers now face a substantial tax increase as a result of mismanagement of the state’s unemployment insurance program which Ms. Su helped manage as California’s Labor Secretary.”

NFIB small business members have identified “unreasonable government regulations” as one of the top problems facing their businesses.

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