The Office of Advocacy’s Small Business Profiles are an annual analysis of each state’s small business activities. Each profile gathers the latest information from key federal data-gathering agencies to provide a snapshot of small business health and economic activity. This year’s profiles report on state economic growth and employment; small business employment, industry composition, and turnover; plus business owner demographics and county-level employment change.
The Department of Labor (DOL) is requiring federal contractors, subcontractors and certain parties who contract with the Federal Government to provide their employees with up to 7 days of paid sick leave annually, implementing Executive Order 13706, which was signed by President Obama on September 7, 2015. The proposed rule applies to new contracts or contract-like instruments, if: (i)(A) it is a procurement contract for services or construction; (B) a contract covered by the Service Contract Act; (C) a contract for concessions; and (D) a contract entered into with the Federal government