Big Apple Cuts Regulations

For the first time in memory, the regulatory pendulum in New York City swung in the opposite direction last week when Mayor Eric Adams cut the regulatory burden for restaurants. Through a mix of executive orders, regulatory changes, penalty reductions and introducing cure periods, NYC businesses will enjoy a (relatively) more business-friendly relationship with City…

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Trump Admin Releases Regulatory Plans

The Trump administration yesterday released its fall 2018 regulatory roadmap, listing all the rules that the government expects to take action on in the coming months. The two with which we are most concerned of course, the joint employer and overtime exemption rules, are both set to be addressed – and finalized – by the…

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Regulatory Reform Roundtables Roll On

We haven’t been advised of them in a few months, but the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) effort to identify overly-burdensome regulations and replace them whenever possible is still ongoing. This week DDIFO was notified by the SBA Office of Advocacy that another round of Regulatory Reform Roundtables has been scheduled for the week of July…

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SBA Regulatory Reform Schedule

The latest series of Small Business Administration (SBA) Regulatory Reform hearings wraps up next week with three more public hearings looking to identify and eliminate regulatory burdens on small businesses. A hearing will be held in Milwaukee, WI beginning at 8:30 this morning at Schlitz Park, 1555 N Rivercenter Dr, Conference Room 3, Milwaukee (Milwaukee…

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SBA Regulatory Reform Schedule

The Small Business Administration (SBA) keeps marching ahead under President Trump’s orders to find and eliminate regulatory burdens on small businesses. The agency has held a number of Regulatory Reform hearings around the country over the past year and continues to schedule the public forums. Upcoming Regulatory Reform hearing, at which small business men and…

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Treasury Targets Family Gift Rules

It’s not just the regulations and rulings of the Obama-era NLRB and Department of Labor that the Trump administration is looking to correct, as the Treasury Department this week released a report detailing the regulatory changes it will pursue. In an 11-page report entitled: Identifying and Reducing Tax Regulatory Burdens, the Treasury Department continued the…

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SBA Roundtable

The Office of Advocacy at the Small Business Administration will host a Regulatory Reform Roundtable in Glen Allen, Virginia on October 16, the latest in a series of regional roundtables that have included others in Louisiana, Idaho, Washington, Kentucky, Ohio, Missouri and Kansas. The roundtables are designed to solicit suggestions from small business men and…

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Calling All Regulatory Excess!

Shortly after assuming office, President Trump mandated that for every new regulation proposed, federal agencies submit two regulations that should be eliminated. Well, that order is now starting to bear fruit as federal agencies are aggressively looking to identify regulations ripe for elimination. In that vein, the Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy will…

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