Three huge issues harmful for small business were stopped—for now
The Nebraska Unicameral Legislature adjourned the 2019 half its 106th session May 31. It will resume business Jan. 8, 2020. NFIB succeeded in stopping three big proposals harmful to small business
Defeated Minimum Wage Increase for Tipped Employees
Legislative Bill 400 would have increased the state minimum wage rate for “tipped” employees from the current rate of $2.13 per hour to $3.60 per hour on August 1, 2019, and to $4.50 per hour on January 1, 2020.
Stopped Paid Sick Leave Mandate
Legislative Bill 305 would have required employers to provide paid sick leave to full-time employees on the basis of one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked, up to a maximum of 40 hours annually.
Halted Paid Family Medical Leave Insurance Act
Legislative Bill 311 would have required employers to fund paid family medical leave, pay employees all other benefits during the leave of absence, and allow employees to return to their jobs after exercising their right to family medical leave.
[Photo courtesy of Unicameral Update, the Nebraska Legislature’s official news source]