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If you hire employees, you need to secure information for the mandatory records and forms you must complete. Visit the Hiring Employees page on IRS.gov and search for Form W-4 - Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate.

Advocacy released the June-July 2015 edition of its newsletter, The Small Business Advocate. Highlighted in the newsletter is Advocacy's new research report, The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act: A Preliminary Examination of Its Impact on Small Businesses, as well as a related issue brief, Patenting and Innovative Startups: Putting the America Invents Act in a Broader Economic Context.

On July 13, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a joint proposed rule, “Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles-Phase 2.”  This proposed rule would further tighten greenhouse gas emission requirements for new Medium-Duty and Heavy-Duty vehicles.  It would also cover new trailers for the first time. The Office of Advocacy will host an Environmental Roundtable on this rule on July 29, 2015.

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July 17, 2015


The Honorable Phyllis C. Borzi

Assistant Secretary of Labor

Employee Benefits Security Administration

Department of Labor

SBA Advocacy and SBA Ombudsman Round Table:

Introduction to Agencies & Small Business Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces (FAR*) Dialogue


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

10:00 a.m. – 12 noon


Hispano Chamber of Commerce

***SBA Environmental Roundtable Meeting***

WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 10 a.m. – noon


TO:                 Interested Persons


FROM:           Kevin Bromberg, Assistant Chief Counsel

David Rostker, Assistant Chief Counsel

Tabby Waqar, Assistant Chief Counsel

SBA Office of Advocacy

Roundtable on the FAR Council’s Fair Pay Rule

Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 12:00-2:00PM (EST)


Dear Small Business Representatives:


Small Business Administration
Office of Advocacy Roundtable on

DOL’s Overtime Regulations


Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 2:00-4:00PM (EST)


A call-in option will also be available upon request.  


Dear Small Business Representatives:


The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (DOL) published its proposed rule that amends the regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) governing the “white collar” exemption from overtime pay for executive, administrative and professional employees.

The proposed rule from DOL:


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