10 Local Legislative Issues Small Businesses Should Be Watching

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This article is for small business owners looking to stay abreast of local legislation.
Adam Uzialko
Staff Writer. Updated Feb 21, 2023
States and municipalities often write their own laws that expand upon federal regulations or a lack thereof. Which ones affect your business?

States and municipalities often write laws that expand on federal regulations or a lack thereof. These laws may affect how your business operates.
– In 2022, local business regulations related to vaccine mandates and employer tip credits are especially worth watching.
– Other local legislative issues to watch include healthcare reform, pay equity and data security. Consult a small business expert or lawyer to determine how your business should respond to any applicable legislation.
This article is for small business owners looking to stay abreast of local legislation.

The news cycle is often hyper-focused on policy developments at the federal level, easily creating blind spots for small business owners at the state and local levels. While federal rules and regulations are critical, they do not diminish the importance of state and local regulations. Entrepreneurs and small business owners must be just as aware of their own state legislatures and municipal governments as they are of the U.S. Congress and White House.