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SBAM Advocates for YOUR Small Business

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SBAM and its members recognize that political action is essential in promoting and protecting an environment where private enterprises can exist and grow.  The Small Biz PACs are critical components to a successful advocacy program.  The PACs provide necessary funds to promote issues and candidates that support small business in Michigan. 

You can help protect your small business and help bolster Michigan’s entrepreneurs by getting involved today. 
You have a business to run, so the team at SBAM constantly monitors issues affecting small business so you don’t have to.  SBAM also helps to give you and other small business owners a voice in the democratic process by connecting members with influential policymakers.

You can help protect your small business and help bolster Michigan’s entrepreneurs by getting involved today.

SBAM has an easy way for you to contact your elected officials. Take action now and voice your support for small business by:
  • Contacting your legislators
  • Examining voting records   
  • Locating your elected officials
  • Tracking key issues
  • Learning about elections

Legislative News

House to vote on overtime rule

On Sept. 29, the House will vote on a bill introduced by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-Mich.) that would delay by six months the Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) overtime rule, which is set to take effect in December 2016. However, even if Congress approves the measure, the bill still faces a near-certain...

For FMLA purposes, what is the definition of a year?

By Anthony Kaylin, courtesy of SBAM Approved Partner ASEUnder the Family Medical Leave Act, an eligible employee is one who works for a covered employer (50 or more employees); has worked for the employer for at least 12 months; has at least 1,250 hours of service with the employer during the...

SBAM supports critique of proposed federal overtime rules

The Small Business Association of Michigan’s (SBAM) national affiliate the National Small Business Association (NSBA) recently submitted comments warning against the Department of Labor’s (DOL) proposed rules on overtime pay. In addition to the massive threshold increase, NSBA also criticized...