Tag Archives: Regulations

Sensible Regulations: Two different mindsets on hiring ex-felons

A lack of employment opportunities is often cited as a contributing factor to ex-felons ending up back in the prison system. Cutting down on the number of repeat offenders in the Corrections system is one way to reduce prison costs … Continue reading

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On Repeat: NYS Employer Annual Wage Notices Due February 1st

It’s that time of year again. New York State employers are required to give workers (both new hires and existing employees) a notice of wage rates by February 1st every year. The notice should be in English and the employee’s … 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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The small business Obamacare jigsaw puzzle

Regardless of size, all employers must notify employees of open enrollment in the health care exchanges under the Affordable Care Act (aka, Obamacare) by March 1, 2013. No wait, we don’t have the form ready yet – probably will be … Continue reading

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Members of Congress Take the Small Business Challenge

The doors Kevin McCarthy usually walks through lead to a large room in Washington, D.C., where wars have been declared, presidents give State of the Union addresses and the processes of democracy regularly echo from its walls. But earlier this … 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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Your property rights in peril

Private property rights are a cornerstone of the American free enterprise system – indeed, one of the cornerstones of freedom guaranteed in our Constitution. Like many of our constitutional freedoms, however, citizens must remain ever vigilant to keep government at … Continue reading

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Small business confidence: One step forward, two steps back

After gains in April and May, small business confidence sputtered in June as NFIB’s monthly economic Index dropped just under a point (0.9) and landed at 93.5, a crisis of confidence among job creators. I have written before about the inability of … Continue reading

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Congress Takes a Break, Regulators Run at Full Speed

There are few greater places to celebrate July Fourth than Washington, D.C. The fireworks, parades and displays of historic documents attract huge crowds who brave stifling heat and humidity to refresh their patriotic zeal. Unfortunately, many who could benefit by … Continue reading

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Obamacare compassion is overwhelming

Pardon me while I wipe away the tears of appreciation for the Obama administration’s decision delaying Obamacare’s employer mandate until 2015. The compassion of the administration for businesses struggling to figure out and comply with this regulatory behemoth is overwhelming. … Continue reading

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