Category Archives: Regulations

Cuomo against … his own agenda?

Today’s NY Post ran the following op-ed that I wrote in response to the Governor’s sudden shift in agenda.  The online version can be found here. Cuomo against … his own agenda? Would a pro-business candidate back an agenda that … Continue reading

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Survey Showing New Yorkers Eager to Leave Means Big-Govt. Policies Aren’t Producing Opportunities

A new Gallup Survey showing that more than four in 10 New Yorkers want to move should force policymakers in Albany to rethink what they’re doing. “New York has a government program for every problem, a regulation for every business, … Continue reading

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NFIB/NY’s Durant and Albany-Colonie President Eagan Talk Lawmakers Return to Albany

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NFIB Objects to Proposition 65 Abuse in California

In 1986 the voters of California adopted an initiative known as Proposition 65 (colloquially “Prop. 65.”). If you live in California—or if you have visited recently—you see Prop. 65 warnings everywhere you go. The Act requires businesses to prominently display … Continue reading

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NFIB/NY Unveils 2014 Legislative Agenda

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) today released an ambitious legislative session for next year that features tax and regulatory reforms to improve New York’s notoriously bad business climate and legal changes to eliminate predatory lawsuits. “An unprecedented level … Continue reading

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Employee Misclassification: Guilty Until Proven Innocent

Many people that once dreamed of being their own boss could now have a big problem on their hands. And many businesses that rely on those individuals to help carry out operations could be in the same boat.  This week … Continue reading

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New HIPAA Rule May Extend to Your Business

There has been a lot of talk in the media and even Congressional hearings on whether or not the source code powering the Obamacare  federal website violates HIPAA privacy protections on medical records and personal health information. But this chatter … Continue reading

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A Matter of Grave Concern: NFIB Legal Speaks-Up for the Right to Raise a Constitutional Defense

Today the NFIB Legal Center filed an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court to take up an important case on behalf of a small business owner who has been denied the right to raise a basic defense to a potentially … Continue reading

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The Greenhouse Gas Lawsuit Explained: What is at Stake and Why Does it Matter?

Last week the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it would hear arguments on an important environmental case. The lawsuit concerns the propriety of new EPA regulations that NFIB and other industry groups contend were illegally adopted. Specifically the Supreme Court … Continue reading

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Bunny ‘tale’ shows how regulations can go wrong

Red tape is the one thing that children’s magician Marty Hahne can’t make disappear. As a story from the Washington Post details, Hahne recently received a letter from the U.S. Department of Agriculture informing him that if he wanted to … Continue reading

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