As expected, our state Legislature (a Democrat majority) continues to do everything within its power to devastate small businesses in our state. The latest assault comes in the form of the proposed mandatory family leave law that would apply to businesses with more than 25 employees.
Instead of allowing businesses the flexibility to work with their employees, Olympia again levies still more taxes from workers so that government, in its infinite wisdom and compassion, can “take care of everyone.” What’s worse is that the payment amount has a built-in escalator clause that will make it the most costly leave law in the nation. Whatever happened to the notion that families can and should save a bit of money to deal with inevitable challenges? Must we always expand government and harm hardworking small businesses, which are the backbone of our economy?
Most businesses have come to terms with the changing needs of their employees. Flexibility is often granted to support families. Too bad this state’s leaders do not grant the same flexibility to small business owners, most of whom have families to support as well.