NFIB Iowa Small Business Victories: January 2018

Date: January 25, 2018

Victories

PASSED

Preemption legislation that prevents cities and counties from unilaterally implementing minimum wage increases and other employment mandates like paid leave that are inconsistent with state rules and regulations. 

 

PASSED

Workers’ Compensation Reform that re-balances an employee’s need for medical care and replacement income due to injuries on the job with an employer’s need for predictable and insurable cost effective structures to accommodate their employees. Additionally, the bill prevents attorneys from taking advantage of injured workers by taking fees on voluntary payments as well as significantly reduces the interest rates on workers’ compensation judgments.

 

PASSED

PLA Reform that eliminates the practice of government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs).  These agreements affect all publicly-financed construction projects.

 

PASSED

Collective Bargaining/Chapter 20 Reform which enacts significant changes to laws governing collective bargaining for wages, healthcare and other benefits for public employees. The bill will make government more efficient, streamline many outdated processes and will have a positive impact on taxpayer dollars.

 

 

Challenges

Income Tax Reform

NFIB will be working to help enact tax policies that simplify and reduce the burdensome personal income tax rates for small business.

 

Federal Coupling

NFIB will continue to advocate to legislators, the importance of coupling Section 179 of the Federal tax code permanently with the State tax code.

 

Property Taxes

NFIB will be working with legislators to promote policies that protect small businesses from overaggressive city and county tax assessing entities.  Keeping property taxes low will help small businesses invest and grow.

 

 

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