LATEST SENATOR KING
WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, U.S. Senators Angus King (I-Maine) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) introduced the Simplifying Technical Aspects Regarding Seasonality (STARS) Act. This bipartisan legislation would clarify the definition of seasonal employment under the health care law to reduce the regulatory burden on small businesses and help them avoid costly penalties that make it harder to grow and create jobs.
“Seasonal workers play a vital role in Maine’s tourism industry, as small businesses across the state rely on the additional help to handle the influx of visitors during summer months,” said Senator King. “These restaurants, shops, and hotels are vital to the health of our state economy, but too many are struggling with unclear bureaucratic definitions surrounding ’seasonal’ employees. This bipartisan legislation would help clarify this language, and allow more small businesses to grow, thrive, and contribute to the Maine economy.”
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