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California Comment On Dip In Small Business Optimism Index

California Comment On Dip In Small Business Optimism Index

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 11, 2021—Release today of the nation’s bellwether measurement of the Main Street economy showed a worrisome drop in optimism among the nation’s small-business owners, prompting the California state director for the association that takes the monthly poll to remind policymakers that much more will be known after Labor Day.   “Glad to see big […]

Release Of Today’s Jobs Report Raises A More Important Question

Release Of Today’s Jobs Report Raises A More Important Question

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 5, 2021—The release today of NFIB’s monthly Jobs Report raises an interesting question for state lawmakers to consider when they return from summer recess August 16, said the state director for California’s leading small-business association, and it’s not one that surfaces from the report but lurks underneath “Today’s Jobs Report does raise an interesting […]

Governor Signs Budget Bill Supportive Of Small Business

Governor Signs Budget Bill Supportive Of Small Business

Today’s action will give some Main Street entrepreneurs a way around federal SALT caps SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 16, 2021—The state’s leading small-business association today recognized Gov. Gavin Newsom for signing Assembly Bill 150, which contains a new elective tax for pass-through entities that is a way for smaller businesses to work around the State and Local Tax (SALT) […]

Comment on Today’s Release of State Economic Aid Package

Comment on Today’s Release of State Economic Aid Package

Small business commends Governor Newsom’s action on grants. Has two requests From John Kabateck, California state director for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). “Our state leaders have taken some notable steps in the right direction toward recovery by wisely using some of the state’s revenue surplus on expanding small-business grants and waiving occupational […]

April 30 Anniversary Date a Good Time to Right a Wrong

April 30 Anniversary Date a Good Time to Right a Wrong

  Two years ago this April 30, the Supreme Court of California took it upon itself to upend nearly 30 years of guidance on determining who is an independent contractor and who is an employee when it replaced the Borello test with its own confection now popularly known as the ABC test.   “The Dynamex […]

OSHA sued for foisting union activists on businesses

OSHA sued for foisting union activists on businesses

NFIB and PLF sue OSHA for foisting union activists on businesses The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is illegally foisting union activists onto non-unionized businesses, through an unlawful rule allowing agents from organized labor to participate, as of right, in OSHA health and safety inspections. So argues a lawsuit filed by attorneys with Pacific […]

OSHA sued for foisting union activists on businesses

OSHA sued for foisting union activists on businesses

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is illegally foisting union activists onto non-unionized businesses, nurse through an unlawful rule allowing agents from organized labor to participate, as of right, in OSHA health and safety inspections. So argues a lawsuit filed today by attorneys with Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF), representing the National Federation of Independent […]