NOTEBOOK: Supreme Court Protects Small Businesses
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NOTEBOOK: Supreme Court Protects Small Businesses

During its recently completed 2021-22 term, the high court shielded small businesses from several harmful outcomes in five major wins for Main Street.

While several recent U.S. Supreme Court’s rulings generated headlines and national discussion, other decisions handed down by the justices didn’t make national news, but were important in protecting small businesses, according to the National Federation of Independent Businesses.

Small businesses had a successful term at the Supreme Court, said Karen Harned, Executive Director of NFIB’s Small Business Legal Center. The NFIB was the lead plaintiff in one case -- NFIB v. OSHA -- and filed amicus briefs in the other four.

“The courts are fundamentally the last line of defense for small businesses regarding government overreach, burdensome regulations, and costly mandates,” Harned said in a statement. “The cases decided this term will benefit small businesses across various industries.”

The cases the high court ruled in favor of small businesses included:

  • NFIB v. OSHA
  • Boechler P.C. v. IRS
  • Viking River Cruises v. Angie Moriana
  • Cummings v. Premier Rehab Keller
  • West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency

CLICK HERE to read a breakdown of these five rulings and how they may impact your business.