(Brent A. Jones) – The 2017 Nevada Legislature has come to an inglorious end. Much as I hate to say “I told you so” as it relates to my prediction that Gov. Brian Sandoval was going to sell us out on ESAs…
I told you so.
On the other hand, much of the Democrat-proposed anti-business legislation in the most anti-business session in state history either didn’t get passed or has been vetoed by the governor. Consider it a “stay of execution.”
Because make no mistake; the anti-business lobby will be right back at it in 2019. And unless a pro-business candidate is elected to replace Sandoval – as Republicans have little chance of winning back control of either the State Senate or the State Assembly in 2018 – things could go bad in a hurry. Really bad.
In fact, in marketing expert Dan Kennedy’s most recent “No B.S. Marketing Letter” he writes…
“The Communist Republic of California – from which companies and affluent individuals have been fleeing Governor Moonbeam (Jerry Brown) in record numbers – has yet another scheme to usurp business owners’ rights.
“Aimed at fast food and retail operations with over 500 employees – and attempting to class multiple franchisees of a brand as one employer – the pending Fair Scheduling Act would prohibit on-call scheduling and require employers to lock in all workers’ schedules at least two weeks in advance.”
Just imagine the chaos such a law would visit upon your business if enacted here!
Kennedy also notes that P.F. Chang’s has been sued in California for allegedly violating the Americans with Disabilities Act. And what egregious conduct is the Chinese restaurant chain being charged with?
“Charging higher prices for gluten-free menu items.”
The unconstitutional encroachment of government into the business decisions of private enterprise is absolutely breathtaking. And outrageous. Including government-mandated “minimum wages” which, essentially, make entry-level jobs in your company illegal.
Speaking of which…
Kennedy also notes that because government is now firmly enshrined in its power to establish a minimum wage, right around the corner will inevitably be a new push for a “minimum hours” law that will similarly outlaw part-time jobs at your business.
“This is why banks, restaurants and big box retailers are working feverishly to replace as many employees as possible with self-serve, self-checkout, front of store, back of store automation,” Kennedy writes. “I recently had a friend tell me of simply shutting down one of his businesses; the only one requiring a lot of staffing.”
The danger is real. The threat is near. Don’t wait until it’s too late to protect yourself.
And whatever you do, don’t sit on the sidelines during the 2018 election cycle in Nevada. If the wrong people are put in office, your business could well end up on the endangered species list!