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Rules on Temporary Workers Means Increased Costs for Small Businesses

The Departments of Homeland Security and Labor released two H-2B regulations April 29 that will affect employers utilizing the H-2B program. The regulations include a final rule determining the wage methodology for temporary non-agricultural workers under the H-2B visa program, and an interim final rule (IFR) that includes a new employer registration process, increased recruitment and oversight, requirements for guaranteed pay, additional fees, and similar payment for corresponding U.S. workers.

Small Construction Businesses Lead the Way

Last month the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy released a report analyzing the economic significance of small businesses in the United States. The report revealed that construction is among the industry sectors in the U.S. economy most dominated by small businesses with 84% of those who work in the industry working for a small business, defined as a business employing fewer than 500 people.

Compliance Alert: Updated Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination

July 14, an updated document on Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues was released by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Littler Mendelson, P.C., has issued an analysis, which includes some important compliance steps employers should take. 

SBA Adjusts Monetary-Based Small Business Size Standards For Construction

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced an interim final rule June 12 that will adjust monetary-based small business size standards to account for inflation. The rule will go into effect July 14 and the SBA is accepting comments from the public until August 11. 

HHS Delays SHOP Online Enrollment for Small Employers

The U.S. Health and Human Services Department (HHS) Nov. 27 announced that online enrollment for small businesses in the federally-facilitated Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) Marketplace will be delayed one year until November 2014.  

Business Groups Respond to IRS Final Rules on Health Insurance Tax

As a part of the Affordable Coverage Project, ABC and other business groups responded to final rules issued by the IRS on the new burdensome health insurance tax beginning on Jan. 1, 2014, calling on Congress to protect employers and consumers from the increased health coverage costs.

Business Groups Urge Congress to Delay Health Insurance Tax

The Affordable Coverage Coalition, of which ABC is a member, Nov. 21 sent a letter urging members of congress to support H.R. 3367, the Small Business and Family Relief Act, bipartisan legislation that would delay the health insurance tax for two years.

Study Finds Corporate-Only Tax Reform Could Hurt Small Businesses

A study completed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) found that corporate-only tax reform might cause many small businesses that file as pass-through entities to suffer the consequences of this one-sided solution. 

ABC Calls Attention to New Taxes in Health Care Law

In response to a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee hearing on the tax provisions contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), ABC sent a letter that called attention to several provisions that will affect ABC members, including the additional Medicare taxes on wages and investment. 

Small Business Committee Chairman Announces Regulatory Watch Initiative

House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) introduced a new initiative, “Small Biz Reg Watch,” which will help small businesses participate in regulatory development.

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