Dr. Winslow Sargeant is the sixth Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, appointed by President Obama August 19, 2010. The Office of...
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Small Business Statutes
Learn about the various government statutes affecting how small businesses do business.
The Regulatory Flexibility Act requires federal agencies to review regulations for their impact on small businesses and consider less burdensome alternatives.
The Administrative Procedures Act (APA) ( 5 U.S.C. §§ 551-59, 701-06, 1305, 3105, 3344, 5372, 7521) was passed in 1946 to clarify the process of making regulations, and to allow greater...
The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act provides that each bill must be analyzed for its impact on local government and other entities before it can be voted on. In this way, its impact is known to the...
The Paperwork Reduction Act requires all proposed regulations to be analyzed for the paperwork that they require and that paperwork be reduced to a minimum. A regulation which creates a new...
This law institutes a process to make paperwork reduction a serious, ongoing effort and introduces measures to make it easier for small businesses to comply with the law. The law: requires the...
The Small Business Paperwork Relief Act of 2002 ("SBPRA") requires a Task Force (chaired by the Office of Management and Budget and comprised of the Office of Advocacy and other federal agencies)...
The Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA) (5 U.S.C. § 504; 28 U.S.C. § 2412) provides for the award of attorney fees (up to $125 per hour) and other expenses to eligible individuals and small entities...
Government agency memorandums related to small business concerns.