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Can Government Engage in Anticompetitive Conduct?

If you run a business renting bikes, it is definitely going to be a problem if your municipality should start a program renting out bikes at below market rates to tourists. Of course, these issues come up from time to … Continue reading

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Five Things Every Parent – and Small Business Owner – Should Know About Summer Jobs

School’s winding down, and a lot of high-school students will try to get a summer job. Summer jobs are good for students. They pay real money, which can come in handy, and a lot of businesses offer employee discounts, which are … Continue reading

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Why is NFIB and NFIB Legal Center So Concerned About the Federal Government’s Clean Water Act Land-Grab?

$37,500 Per Day in Penalties for a CWA Violation Not too long ago, NFIB Small Business Legal Center came to the defense of an ordinary Idaho couple facing serious heat from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Mike and Chantell Sackett … Continue reading

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Boiling-Down the Federal Government’s Clean Water Act Land-Grab

NFIB and NFIB Small Business Legal Center are currently in the process of preparing comments, which we will soon submit to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers, voicing small business concerns and legal objections to … Continue reading

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First Amendment Concerns and Equal Protection Problems: Why Government Can’t Force a Non-Consenting Business into a Collective Bargaining Agreement

The Fresno Business Journal ran a great editorial last week from NFIB’s Small Business Legal Center’s Executive Director, Karen Harned, on a hot-button issue that’s gotten a lot of attention lately. The case comes out of California’s Central Valley—America’s breadbasket. … Continue reading

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NYC’s Soda Ban on Trial in High Court

When announcing the City’s ban on large soda drinks, Mayor Bloomberg thought that he was going to make New York City a leader in the push for Nanny State regulations nationwide. Many health advocates seem to think it’s a good … Continue reading

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NFIB Legal Center Defends Entrepreneur in 54 Million Dollar Personal Liability Claim

The NFIB Small Business Legal Center recently announced that it was coming to the defense of an entrepreneur in his lawsuit against the federal agency that destroyed his company and then came after his personal assets—despite the fact he was … Continue reading

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Taking the Fight for Fair Compensation to the California Supreme Court

As part of the NFIB Legal Center’s Just Compensation Project, we are stepping up our efforts to defend the right of small business owners to receive full and fair compensation for eminent domain takings. This is a nationwide effort. In … Continue reading

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Restoring Section 179 Expensing to Meaningful Levels will Boost Small Business, Reduce Unemployment

Rarely a day passes without news reports featuring pictures of long lines of unemployed people seeking jobs. More than 10.5 million Americans were without full-time work in March, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Equally disturbing was the decline … Continue reading

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Tax Reform: Only One Part of a Broad Plan

Earlier this month, the New York State legislature passed a budget that included several important tax reforms. NFIB/NY identified several of these measures as priorities in its 2014 Legislative Agenda, including reform of the estate tax, tax cuts for manufacturers, … Continue reading

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