Monday, February 09, 2015
Survey/Paid Sick Leave/Ex-Offenders
Yesterday, I went to see Selma. A wonderful movie, but I was particularly taken by Dr. King's comments about speaking up. He told the black community that if they wanted to have their voices heard they need to speak up. Now I don’t want to equate the black struggle for voting rights with small business wanting their voices heard but the message is the same. You need to speak up.
Please take a few minutes to complete the Small Business California survey if you have not already done so. We will keep this open for a few weeks but we need to get more responses. Below is the live link to the survey:
In the State of the Union speech, President Obama signaled his support of the Healthy Families Act. This would provide 7 days paid sick leave for employees of businesses with 15 or more employees. It would be earned at a rate of one hour for every thirty hours worked.
A topic of discussion has been to get businesses to hire ex-offenders. There are tax breaks available to businesses that do so. The question is, would you hire an ex-offender in your business?