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Chairperson Harr and members of the Business and Labor Committee:   The Lincoln Independent Business Association would like to express its opposition to LB 494 which increases the tipped minimum wage. LIBA opposes increasing the tipped minimum wage because it will cut into already thin profit margins in the restaurant industry to increase the wage of employees who are already among the highest compensated at restaurants and bars. Under Nebraska statute, tip earning employees are …

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Chairman Lathrop and Members of the Business and Labor Committee: I write on behalf of the Lincoln Independent Business Association to express our opposition to LB 955 the Paid Family Medical Leave Act. LB 955 authorizes the commissioner of labor to impose a payroll deduction on employee paychecks and disburse the funds to qualifying employees who must miss work for care of a new child or a serious health condition. The payroll deduction required under …

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Senator Lathrop and Members of the Business and Labor Committee: LIBA is opposed to LB 1085 because the reporting requirements are unnecessary and will only serve to foster dissatisfaction in the workplace. LB 1085 requires employers with 50 or more employees to compile a list of employees by job title, gender, age, years of service and salary and make this list available to the equal opportunity commission as well as all employees of the business. …

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Sen. Lathrop and Members of the Business and Labor Committee: I write on behalf of the Lincoln Independent Business Association to express our opposition to LB 943 and 947. LIBA would be just as happy as anyone else if Nebraska could pass a law that mandates everyone make more money with no adverse consequences. ¬†However, actions do have consequences.¬† Raising the minimum wage has little potential to reduce poverty, it will cause wage inflation and …

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