National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)

National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)

Cry Wolf Quotes

[John] Motley [of the NFIB] warned that business owners should not be fooled by small-business exemption [in the FMLA]. ‘That’s only temporary,’ he assured them, adding that he sponsors ‘stated aim’ was ‘paid leave for all employees.’

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NFIB mass mailer sent to tens of thousands of that organization’s members. 1988.
01/01/1988 | Full Details | Law(s): Family Medical Leave Act

It's opening the door to a lot more claims. That means more burdens on employers in terms of in-house costs, keeping more records and outside legal fees. It's going to be costly for businesses.

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Beth Milito, senior executive counsel for the Small Business Legal Center at the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), Inc.Com.

I would say that this is still bad legislation for business. It's the same legislative nightmare and the same issues that we argued at 12 weeks are there for six. It's still hard to get temporary workers part time, and it's still going to create a hardship for business.

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Laurie Ehlbeck, state director of the New Jersey chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business, The Bergen County Record

[I am] incredulous to hear from my staff that you are contemplating a compromise on parental leave legislation. [Mandated leave benefits are] the greatest threats to small business in America.

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John Sloane Jr., president of the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB).
12/01/1987 | Full Details | Law(s): Family Medical Leave Act