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NFIB Bursts New York City’s Bubble

Today the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Small Business Legal Center filed an amicus brief asking New York’s Court of Appeals to uphold a lower court’s ruling saying New York City’s ban on large drinks is unlawful. “Small business … Continue reading

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New York State Credit Card Surcharge Restrictions in Limbo

Do you know the New York State law regarding credit card surcharges? If not, you’re not alone. Until October 2013, New York State law prohibited merchants from imposing surcharges on credit card transactions. N.Y. Gen. Bus. Law § 518 (McKinney) … Continue reading

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Worker Misclassification: Increased Audits and Penalties in New York State

New York State employers should be vigilant about the proper classification of workers as employees or independent contractors on a go-forward basis. Although businesses already may be aware of the 2007 Questionable Employment Tax Practices (QETP) state-federal initiative to crackdown … Continue reading

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Employer Guides: NY’s Unemployment Insurance System

New York State recently made several changes to the Unemployment Insurance (UI) system as part of the Business Relief Act passed in the 2013-2014 State Budget. These changes will save employers approximately $400 million in total and will allow the … Continue reading

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NFIB Legal Explains What the Recess Appointment Case Means for Small Business

Great news from Washington – Virtually all of the commentary on today’s oral arguments in NLRB v. Noel Canning suggests that the Court is inclined to hold President Obama’s 2012 “recess appointments” to the National Labor Relations Board unconstitutional. ABC … Continue reading

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Great News for Small Business: NLRB’s Notice Poster Rule is Dead

In case you missed it, the NFIB Legal Center released a statement earlier this week proclaiming final victory in our legal challenge to the National Labor Relation Board’s “Notice Poster Rule.” The rule would have required virtually every employer in … Continue reading

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NFIB Legal Continues Fight Against Eminent Domain Abuse in America

The NFIB Legal Center has taken-up the fight to curb eminent domain abuse in America. You may recall that last year we asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider Kelo v. New London. Unfortunately, the Court balked. So our fight … Continue reading

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Appeals Court Reviews Labor Board’s Sneak Attack on Small Business

As Election Day approaches, small-business owners are beginning to get lots of notice, especially from vote-seeking candidates who express admiration for their ability to create jobs and keep the nation’s economy afloat. But when these hard-working entrepreneurs become the center … Continue reading

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NFIB Files Supreme Court Brief in Antitrust Case

From the folks in the Washington D.C. NFIB office… Washington, D.C., August 27, 2012 – The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Small Business Legal Center today filed an amicus brief in Federal Trade Commission v. Phoebe Putney Health System, … Continue reading

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