NFIB Rhode Island Small Business Victories: January 2018

Date: February 05, 2018

VICTORIES

Workplace Bullying

NFIB successfully opposed workplace bullying legislation that would hold an employer liable for workplace incidents (even if they had no knowledge of the event).

 

Scheduling Law

NFIB successfully opposed legislation to require employer predictions of exact hours worked 14-21 days in advance and face penalty pay to workers who had their schedule changed. 

 

CHALLENGES

$15 Minimum Wage

NFIB will fight efforts to institute a $15 minimum wage for Rhode Island businesses.

 

Taxes

NFIB continues to lead the fight against the expansion of the sales tax to include services and labor.

NFIB is leading the campaign to increase the estate tax exemption to at least $2.0 million with the goal of reaching the federal exemption of more than $5.45 million. 

 

Insurance

NFIB is fighting to stop new healthcare mandates, which will add to small businesses already high cost of healthcare and oppose efforts to enact a single-payer healthcare system in Rhode Island.

 

Employment Law

NFIB continues to lead the fight against changing the definition of the employee/independent contractor relationship. Granting penalty pay for workers whose work schedules are changed.  

 

 Energy

NFIB will work to increase capacity to ensure Rhode Island businesses have access to affordable, clean energy to compete with businesses in other parts of the nation and around the globe.   

 

 

 

 

 

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