The regular session of the Minnesota Legislative starts January 9, 2017. The election resulted in many new faces on capitol hill. There has been considerable discussion since that time about people’s plans. Now is the time that action may occur. The question remains what will happen? And, more importantly, what will be the impacts on small businesses?
The first bill expected in the House of Representatives will address the cost of health care in Minnesota. This comes as surprise to no one. The bigger question is what will happen if anything? As a small business owner, a few things to know:
At the end of last session, the legislature had pieced together a nearly $1 billion bonding bill to fund critical infrastructure. That fell apart with dispute arose over the Southwest light rail. The delay of that funding causes delay in important projects repairing roads and bridges. A special session did not happen and now it is time for the new policy makers to do something. A few things for business owners to know:
People can be the biggest asset and the biggest liability of any company. Changes in any laws governing the terms of employment are particularly felt by small business owners.
The 2017 Session is shaping up to be an active year. The attorneys of Loop Legal will continue to monitor the laws as they move through the process. Contact us today if you would like to learn more about how we can help your small business advocate or otherwise prepare for the changes.