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Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Seafood Import Monitoring Program

Office of Advocacy - Mon, 03/14/2016 - 2:31pm

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has proposed a rule establishing filing and recordkeeping procedures relating to the importation of certain fish and fish products, in order to implement the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act’s (MSA) prohibition on importing and trading of fish that were taken, possessed, transported, or sold in violation of any foreign law or regulation.  Specifically, NMFS seeks to integrate catch and landing information and documents for certain fish and fish products within the International Trade Data System (ITDS) and require electron

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Small Business Profiles for the States and Territories, 2016

Office of Advocacy - Wed, 03/09/2016 - 2:16pm

The Office of Advocacy’s Small Business Profiles for the States and Territories are an annual analysis of each state’s small business activities. They provide information on small business employment, industry composition, small business borrowing, exporting, and survival rates, as well as business owner demographics. The profiles provide information for the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. territories and United States. Detailed historical data may be found in the Small Business Economy.

 

 

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DOL to Require Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors

Office of Advocacy - Fri, 02/26/2016 - 10:52am

The Department of Labor (DOL) is requiring federal contractors, subcontractors and certain parties who contract with the Federal Government to provide their employees with up to 7 days of paid sick leave annually, implementing Executive Order 13706, which was signed by President Obama on September 7, 2015.  The proposed rule applies to new contracts or contract-like instruments, if: (i)(A)  it is a procurement contract for services or construction; (B) a contract covered by the Service Contract Act; (C)  a contract for concessions; and (D) a contract entered into with the Federal government

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Understanding the Imported STEM Entrepreneur

Office of Advocacy - Wed, 02/24/2016 - 8:19am

For Release: February 24, 2016

SBA Number: 16-04 ADV

 

Contact: Elle Patout

Elle.Patout@sba.gov

 

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Imported Entrepreneurs: Foreign-Born Scientists and

Office of Advocacy - Tue, 02/23/2016 - 10:19am

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Research Summary

Imported Entrepreneurs: Foreign-Born Scientists and
Engineers in U.S. STEM Fields Entrepreneurship

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Chief Counsel Testifies on Advocacy Involvement in the Regulatory Process

Office of Advocacy - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 3:03pm

For Release: February 10, 2016

SBA Number: 16-03 ADV

 

Contact: Elle Patout

Elle.Patout@sba.gov

 

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2/10/2016- Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight, and Regulations

Office of Advocacy - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 7:37am

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Testimony of

 

The Honorable Darryl L. DePriest, Esq.

Chief Counsel for Advocacy

U.S. Small Business Administration

 

U.S. House of Representatives

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EEOC to Require Employers with 100 or More Employees to Disclose Pay Data

Office of Advocacy - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 1:38pm

In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), the U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) proposes a revision to an employer form to include collecting pay data from employers. The current Employer Information Report (EEO-1) collects data about employees' ethnicity, race, and sex, by job category for employers with 100 or more employees, or federal contractors with 50 or more employees and a federal contract of $50,000 or more.

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