On November 14, Small Business Majority, alongside 20 business support organizations, submitted comments to the U.S. Small Business Administration in response to their proposed rule that would update eligibility for justice-impacted individuals seeking loans through the Agency. The letter outlines support for the rule and offers recommendations on how to continue to serve justice-impacted entrepreneurs.
On November 7, Small Business Majority submitted comments to the U.S. Deparrtment of Labor in response to their proposed rule that would update eligibility for overtime pay.
On November 3, Small Business Majority submitted written testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance in support of a national paid family and medical leave program to help the small business community.
On November 1, Small Business Majority sent a letter to Majority Leader Schumer, Minority Leader McConnell, Chair Murray and Ranking Member Collins urging them to include funding for the childcare industry to any supplemental funding package considered by the Senate Appropriations Committee.
On October 23, Small Business Majority, alongside Main Street Alliance and other small business advocates, filed an amicus brief in Moore v. U.S. urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the Mandatory Repatriation Tax (MRT) previously enacted by Congress. The brief outlines the importance of a stable and predictable federal tax structure to small business growth and competition and how efforts to undo federal tax provisions like the MRT will cause uncertainty for entrepreneurs.
On October 17, Small Business Majority's Colorado Director Lindsey Vigoda testified before the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment's FAMLI Division on the Colorado Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program (FAMLI) rulemaking process, particularly around the newest rules that will impact small businesses.
On October 10, Small Business Majority's CEO and Founder John Arensmeyer submitted comments on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s proposed regulations for the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA). The proposal would ensure comprehensive accommodations for employees during pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions because small business owners support measures that will bolster their employees’ health and financial security.
On September 29, Small Business Majority and partner organizations across the country submitted a letter to U.S. Senate leadership and the U.S. House of Representatives in support of the Child Care Stabilization Act, legislation that would ensure adequate and continued childcare funding to bolster a quality workforce and be a key factor in entrepreneurial sustainability.
On September 27, Small Business Majority joined the Responsible Business Lending Coalition in filing an amicus brief, alongside Public Counsel, U.C. Berkeley Center for Consumer Law & Economic Justice, California Association for Microenterprise Opportunity, and the Office of Kat Taylor, before the Central District of California in support of a California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI) regulation requiring sales-based financing providers to disclosure their APRs and other costs to small business borrowers.
More than 80 small business owners and advocates signed on to Small Business Majority's letter to California Governor Gavin Newsom in support of passing SB 33, which preserves a cornerstone of SB 1235 by requiring APR disclosure for all commercial financing products. These protections were set to expire in 2024, but SB 33 will eliminate the sunset date and guarantee continued transparency for businesses.