• Joint Employer Threat Stifles Small Business Growth
    Aug 1, 2017  - Like many small business owners, Kristie Arslan and her husband are looking for growth opportunities. They own a small gourmet popcorn shop in Alexandria, VA, and were considering opening five new locations through franchising. But they soon realized that the joint employer threat made their expansi... More
  • ICYMI: Congress Must Act to Protect Local Businesses From Joint Employer Scheme
    Jul 17, 2017  - By Chairwoman Virginia Foxx Far too often in Washington, D.C., when you have a hammer, everything looks like a nail. That certainly seemed to be the mindset of government bureaucrats during the Obama administration. In an attempt to solve a problem that didn’t exist, bureaucrats who have never owne... More
  • ICYMI: Dat Dog Tells Washington That Labor Policy Threatens Expansion Plans
    Jul 13, 2017  - By CityBusiness Staff Congressional lawmakers looking at the impact of an Obama-era labor policy heard Tuesday from a New Orleans-based business concerned that it could derail plans to expand in the Gulf South. Dat Dog, the gourmet hot dog joint that opened on Freret Street in 2011, was one of seve... More
  • ICYMI: Apprenticeships, Technical Education Offer a Path to a Successful Workforce – ‘College-only’ Is a Myth
    Jun 21, 2017  - Apprenticeships, Technical Education Offer a Path to a Successful Workforce – ‘College-only’ Is a Myth By Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) In making his impassioned speech on how our county’s economy can grow through tax reform, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said Tuesday, “We need to connect people... More
  • #WhyCTE Works
    Jun 21, 2017  - We hear stories in the news all too often about Americans struggling to find employment, jobs that go unfilled, and a persistent skills gap. Fortunately, career and technical education (CTE) offers a solution to these problems. CTE provides students with the education, skills, and hands-on experienc... More
  • What They’re Saying: Strengthening CTE Is a Win for Students and Communities
    Jun 20, 2017  - From technological advances to the expansion of the economy, today’s job market is significantly different from the one even just a few years ago. To help America’s students and workers gain the skills and knowledge they need to fill these in-demand, high-skilled jobs, Reps. Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-... More
  • The Good, the Bad, the Fiduciary
    Jun 9, 2017  - Saving for retirement is no easy task. Unfortunately, it’s about to become even harder. That’s because the Obama administration’s flawed fiduciary rule takes effect today. The rule threatens to restrict access to affordable retirement advice for low- and middle-income families and undermine the abi... More