Tax Extenders Bill Circulating

House Democrats have reportedly come up with a draft tax extenders package that would roll back the 2017 tax law estate tax parameters and expand both the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit. The draft tracks with House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal’s (D-MA) stated preference to…

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Clock Runs Out on Alabama Fair Franchising

As the Alabama legislative session expires this week, so too do any chances of passing SB 129, the Protect Alabama Small Businesses Act. Despite outstanding efforts by the Alabama Franchisee Association to get the bill to the brink of going to the Governor’s desk, last minute scare tactics and misinformation from the IFA and its…

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No Deal in Vermont As Legislature Adjourns

Despite movement toward agreement on increasing the state minimum wage and adopting a statewide paid sick leave law, negotiation broke down with a fanfare as the House abruptly adjourned last week until January 7 of 2020. It had been reported that House and Senate leadership had broken a stalemate and reached agreement on increasing the…

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Ban The Box, Build the Revenue

Like most newfangled legislative ideas, so-called “ban the box” laws, have enjoyed success at some government levels but failed in others. The Washington Post this week reported that Washington DC has levied almost $500,000 in fines from 1,100 charges of discrimination against private employers since it banned the box with the Fair Criminal Record Screening…

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Colorado Enacts Equal Pay Law

Just over a week after significantly increasing the penalties for failure to pay correct wages, Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed Senate Bill 85 into law last week making Colorado the latest state to enact an equal pay mandate. The law will become effective on January 1, 2021 at which time employees who believe they were…

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Approaching Deadlines: An Eye on the Calendar

Often throughout the year, we advise our subscribers of different laws or regulations that will be taking effect at a future date, either near term of a few months later. We’re going to add “Approaching Deadlines: An Eye on the Calendar” to SRNS periodically to ensure that you are aware of those changes that will…

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CFA Legal Symposium Ties with RFDC

Have we got a deal for those of you who may be attending the 2019 Restaurant Finance & Development Conference at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, Nov. 11-13! The Coalition of Franchisee Associations will be coordinating its 2019 CFA Legal Symposium with the RFDC this year and will host this don’t miss event immediately after…

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Window Closing on DDIFO Hall of Fame Nominations

There’s only another 2 weeks for you to submit nominations for induction into the DDIFO Hall of Fame. The nominating process has been open since May 10 and we encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity to nominate those you believe worthy of recognition. Nominations must be received by DDIFO no later than June…

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Foundation Filling Summer Calendars

The Joy in Childhood Foundation will be at its busiest over the next couple of months with a number of fundraising golf and cricket tournaments on tap. Make your plans now to help the foundation meet its fundraising goals. The Ramblewood Country Club in Mt. Laurel, NJ will host the New York & Central Atlantic…

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Next Issue

Small Regular No Sugar! will not publish next week as we will be enjoying a 1 week vacation without computer access. We will resume publication with our next issue coming out on Flag Day, June 14!

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