Legislative Action Watch

December GR Today (Legislative E-Newsletter)

The Little Black Book of the Promotional Products Industry 2015-2016
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Getting Involved
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ACTION ALERTS
Click on the following links to take action on important industry issues!

Support The Promotional Products Industry
The promotional products industry plays an important role in the U.S. economy, comprised primarily of small business owners. Sharing the importance of the promotional products industry helps ensure that our message about this useful and dynamic industry is protected.

Preserve Deductibility of Advertising Expenditures
Help to educate your elected officials on the importance deductibility of advertising expenditures are too small and growing businesses and it's impact to the promotional products industry.

Independent Contractors and the Promotional Products Industry
Independent Contractors play a vital role in the promotional products industry. Write your member of congress to preserve the Independent Contractor designation and preserve Section 530 of the Revenue Act. 

Supporting TSCA Reform
Data gaps from the dated Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 has had a negative effect on today's promotional products industry. It is important that we inform congress to be mindful and pass commonsense legislation that is transparent and uniform.

Support the Protecting Local Business Opportunity Act
Inform your elected official on the need to define "joint employer" by supporting the "Protecting Local Business Opportunity Act.

Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity
New Department of Labor rules were proposed on overtime requirements employees must be paid to qualify as exempt. We urge you to contact your elected official and inform them of the undue burden this will potentially have on employee flexibility and its impact on small business by supporting the "Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act!"

New York State Chemical Ban
There is legislation in the New York state legislature that would ban some chemicals in children's products. Industry members in New York are encouraged to take action.

2014-2015 Legislative Documents:
Position Statements
Promotional Products: A Powerful, Cost- Effective Communication Tool
Advertising Expenditures
Independent Contractors and the Promotional Products Industry

2016 Legislative Agenda

Who Reps You?
Find your Senators, Member of Congress and State Officials using your address.

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Resources:
Small Business Owners
Resource for small business owners provided by the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship.

Sales Tax FAQs
Answers to questions about sales and use tax for business. 

Independent Contractor vs. Employee
An overview of the IRS rules regarding independent contractors.

The Affordable Care Act: What You Need To Know
This resource from healthcare.gov will give an overview of the Affordale Care Act and what it could mean for you and your business.

Legislative Booth Presentation
To use at your trade show booth. Show your knowledge of product safety compliance and legislative affairs. 

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