WASHINGTON, D.C. – The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index declined 5.5 points in December to 95.9, falling below the average Index value since 1973 of 98. Nine of the 10 Index components declined and only one improved. Owners expecting better business conditions over the next six months declined 24 points to a net negative 16%.…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), issued the following statement on behalf of NFIB’s Small Business Legal Center Executive Director Karen Harned following Isabel Guzman’s nomination to lead the Small Business Administration: “This has been a challenging year for small businesses and the government has relied upon the Small Business Administration to facilitate financial assistance…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Small business job growth continued in December, but the gains remain uneven as certain sectors of the economy are slowing due to state-mandated business closures and consumer resistance to spend, according to NFIB’s monthly jobs report. “Small businesses continued to prove that they are the engine of the economy as we closed a chapter…

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NFIB filed an amicus brief in the case Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid at the United States Supreme Court. The case questions whether a California regulation interferes with the “right to exclude,” a fundamental right of property ownership. Currently, California law allows union organizers to enter agricultural businesses during specified hours for a certain number of days each year. “This…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday the U.S. Department of Labor announced a final rule clarifying the standard for employee versus independent contractor status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Shortly afterward, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) issued the following statement on behalf of Karen Harned, Executive Director of NFIB’s Small Business Legal Center, applauding…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. –The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation’s leading small business advocacy organization, issued the following statement from Vice President of Federal Government Relations Kevin Kuhlman in response to the introduction of the COVID-19 recovery legislation today: “The passage of this bill will provide urgent assistance to America’s small businesses. The legislation provides much needed,…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation’s leading small business advocacy organization, issued the following statement from Vice President of Federal Government Relations Kevin Kuhlman in response to the inclusion of the Corporate Transparency Act in the NDAA Conference Report (Title LXIV, Establishing Beneficial Ownership Information Reporting Requirements…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index declined 2.6 points in November to 101.4 but remains well above the 47-year historical average reading of 98. Six of the 10 Index components declined and four increased. The NFIB Uncertainty Index decreased 8 points to 90, still a historically high reading. Owners expecting better business conditions over the…

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