Mandatory Minimum Wage

The threat to the survival of your business and the ability of small business to thrive in Pennsylvania is real. Several Bills are in the House or Senate from $15-$21 an hour. SB 743- Sen Dan Laughlin (R) This legislation will increase the minimum wage in Pennsylvania to: • $11.00 per hour effective January 1, 2024 • $13.00 per hour effective January 1, 2025 • $15.00 per hour effective January 1, 2026 Also includes a tip wage increase Pennsylvania to 40% of the minimum wage

Now, more than ever, your voice needs to be heard on the Hill in Pennsylvania to fight these irresponsible policies that will only drive up the already untenable costs facing small business employers and ultimately put those who need low skill jobs out of work.

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Keystone Saves

Keystone Saves is a proposed State Backed program that would mandate employers to enroll their employees into an IRA (Individual Retirement Account) with the hope that employees would contribute to the account and rely on it for retirement.
A voluntary employee retirement savings program but opt out only for employers that would expand access to private sector individual retirement accounts (IRA) to the over two million Pennsylvania workers who currently have no opportunity to save for retire

This is a half-baked solution to address the lack of retirement savings in the workforce and WILL unfairly burden small business owners who are more likely to not have a company sponsored retirement plan. Your time and resources are precious, tell the Government to stay out of your operations. In other states that have implemented this, the employer paperwork is immense.

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Paid Family Leave Act

A mandated payroll deduction directly from employee wages, equivalent to the cost of an almost 20% increase in the state personal income tax and requires that employers offer up to 20 weeks of leave.
Eligible workers could earn up to 90 percent of their income for up to 20 weeks while they recover from an illness, care for a new child, or nurse a sick family member.

SAY NO to mandatory paid family leave in Pennsylvania.

Employers should be free to set leave policies that balance the interest of employees and the sustainability of the business as a whole. Keep the Government out of your business’s leave policies.

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Four-Day Work Week

A soon to be legislation that would require reduction of the standard workweek for businesses with more than 500 employees from 40 hours per week to 32 hours per week without a reduction in pay for workers. This legislation would exclude local and mid-size businesses from the requirement allowing those companies to continue to work a 40-hour workweek.

Stop this now. Government overreach again. Could increase cost to the employer of up to 20%. Creates a mass exodus from small business to big business. Today it will be businesses over 500 but later it will turn into all businesses.

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