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Chairman Chabot Praises Jobs, Wage Growth, and Economic Boost

House Small Business Committee News - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 12:00am

WASHINGTON – Today, House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) released the following statement after the United States Department of Labor announced an additional 250,000 jobs were added in October.

“With 250,000 jobs added this October, unemployment remaining at 3.7 percent, and wage growth at the fastest pace in a decade, America's 30 million small businesses are experiencing a boost in economic growth like never before. I’m pleased to see the positive effects of our economic policies coming to fruition through rising incomes and steady paychecks for millions of Americans.”

To read the full report from the Department of Labor, click here.

Chairman Chabot Praises Jobs, Wage Growth, and Economic Boost

House Small Business Committee News - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 12:00am

WASHINGTON – Today, House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) released the following statement after the United States Department of Labor announced an additional 250,000 jobs were added in October.

“With 250,000 jobs added this October, unemployment remaining at 3.7 percent, and wage growth at the fastest pace in a decade, America's 30 million small businesses are experiencing a boost in economic growth like never before. I’m pleased to see the positive effects of our economic policies coming to fruition through rising incomes and steady paychecks for millions of Americans.”

To read the full report from the Department of Labor, click here.

Chairman Chabot Celebrates Rule to Increase Access to Health Care Options for Small Business

House Small Business Committee News - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 12:00am

WASHINGTON – House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) released the following statement after the proposed rule on Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRA) by the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury was published on October 29.

“Since 2013, the year before many of Obamacare’s regulations and mandates took effect, premiums have doubled for Obamacare’s individual health insurance plans. For this reason, this rule is vital for the health of America’s 30 million small businesses. It’s time we foster fairness and balance for large and small businesses alike, so that innovators are able have access to affordable, quality health care options for their families. I am pleased that the Administration is fighting for small business owners and working to eliminate the unnecessary red tape that Obamacare imposed.”

According to the Administration, for firms that employ 3-24 workers, the percentage of workers covered by employer health benefits, has fallen from 44 percent in 2010 to 30 percent in 2018. For firms that employ 25-49 workers, the percentage of workers covered by employer health benefits has fallen from 59 percent in 2010 to 44 percent in 2018. This rule would allow small employers to give their employees funds to pay for health care coverage selected by the employees. Preliminary estimates from the Treasury Department indicate that initially roughly 800,000 employers are expected to provide HRAs that would pay for coverage for more than ten million employees. Chairman Chabot has demonstrated his support of rules to provide more options for small business employers and employees, and also cosponsored H.R. 1101the Small Business Health Fairness Act, which passed the House last year.

Chairman Chabot Celebrates Rule to Increase Access to Health Care Options for Small Business

House Small Business Committee News - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 12:00am

WASHINGTON – House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) released the following statement after the proposed rule on Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRA) by the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury was published on October 29.

“Since 2013, the year before many of Obamacare’s regulations and mandates took effect, premiums have doubled for Obamacare’s individual health insurance plans. For this reason, this rule is vital for the health of America’s 30 million small businesses. It’s time we foster fairness and balance for large and small businesses alike, so that innovators are able have access to affordable, quality health care options for their families. I am pleased that the Administration is fighting for small business owners and working to eliminate the unnecessary red tape that Obamacare imposed.”

According to the Administration, for firms that employ 3-24 workers, the percentage of workers covered by employer health benefits, has fallen from 44 percent in 2010 to 30 percent in 2018. For firms that employ 25-49 workers, the percentage of workers covered by employer health benefits has fallen from 59 percent in 2010 to 44 percent in 2018. This rule would allow small employers to give their employees funds to pay for health care coverage selected by the employees. Preliminary estimates from the Treasury Department indicate that initially roughly 800,000 employers are expected to provide HRAs that would pay for coverage for more than ten million employees. Chairman Chabot has demonstrated his support of rules to provide more options for small business employers and employees, and also cosponsored H.R. 1101the Small Business Health Fairness Act, which passed the House last year.

Expressions Hair Design Speech Case Back on Track after Detour to NY State Court

WLF Legal Pulse - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 9:25am
For more than 40 years, merchants have sought the right to impose surcharges on customers who use credit cards when making purchases. They prefer customers to pay with cash because when a customer pays with a credit card, the merchant must pay a transaction fee to the credit-card issuer. To encourage cash transactions, many merchants …

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Chairman Chabot Voices Support for Ohio Franchise Network

House Small Business Committee News - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 12:00am

WASHINGTON – Today, House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) released the following statement after meeting with local members of the Ohio Franchise Business Network in Cincinnati, Ohio. The International Franchise Association invited Chairman Chabot to this meeting to update members on legislation affecting small business franchises.

“Franchises bring together innovators, entrepreneurs, local communities, and brands by the opportunity they offer job creators. With 7.6 million direct jobs created through franchises nationwide, it’s critical we ensure small business owners have the certainty they need to operate and expand their businesses without fear of unfairly being labeled a joint employer. That’s why Rep. Cuellar (D-TX) and I introduced H.R. 6695, the Trademark Licensing Protection Act of 2018, this August to clarify that controlling and protecting a trademark license does not create a joint-employer relationship under state or federal law. As the largest vocational training industry in America, it’s important franchises continue to flourish and have access to the resources they need to grow their business and create jobs.”

Chairman Chabot Puts Ohio Women Entrepreneurs in Focus

House Small Business Committee News - Tue, 10/30/2018 - 12:00am

WASHINGTON – This week, House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) held a roundtable in Lebanon, Ohio, to examine the challenges and successes of women small business owners. The roundtable also celebrated the opening of the first Small Business Administration (SBA) Women’s Business Center (WBC) in Cincinnati.

“While we on the House Small Business Committee celebrate all entrepreneurs, in October we also like to highlight the specific achievements of women-led companies. Women now own more than 11 million businesses in the United States and employ almost 9 million workers. The new Women’s Business Center in Cincinnati will be another great resource for women entrepreneurs and I look forward to hearing its success stories. While the Committee continues to focus on helping businesses grow, we will also continue to celebrate their achievements along the way,” said Chairman Chabot.

October also marks the 30th anniversary of the Women’s Business Ownership Act becoming law. This legislation eliminated state laws requiring women to have a male relative or husband to get a loan; established the National Women’s Business Center Council; and created the Women’s Business Center Program.

Federal District Court Excludes Dubious “Scientific” Opinions in Mirena MDL

WLF Legal Pulse - Mon, 10/29/2018 - 2:17pm
Featured Expert Contributor, Judicial Gatekeeping of Expert Evidence   Evan M. Tager, a Partner in the Washington, DC office of Mayer Brown LLP, with Jonathan S. Klein, an Associate with the firm. For a printer-friendly PDF version of this post, click here. Although courts don’t always apply Daubert with the rigor that is warranted, when they …

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In-N-Out Asks Supreme Court to Look at Labor Regulators’ Mistreatment of Commercial Speech

WLF Legal Pulse - Mon, 10/29/2018 - 9:05am
“It’s the only fast food chain I actually like.” That was Anthony Bourdain’s verdict on In-N-Out Burger. It is not an unusual opinion. Thanks to its clean halls, happy employees, and fresh produce, In-N-Out enjoys fanatical brand loyalty. Its new locations attract crowds and helicopters. Its drive-thru lines are measured from space. It is acclaimed …

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