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The NFIB Small Business Legal Center is the voice for small business in the nation's courts and the legal resource for small-business owners nationwide. Simply, we litigate and educate for small business. The Legal Center is not a legal defense fund.

NFIB Small Business Legal Center as litigator
The Legal Center is the advocate for small business in the courts. We do what federal and state NFIB lobbyists do, but instead of lobbying legislators we lobby judges through briefs and oral arguments in court. We tell judges how the decision they make in a given case will impact small businesses nationwide. Importantly, we only initiate lawsuits and file amicus ("friend-of-the court") briefs in precedent-setting cases. That means we go to court only in those cases that will impact many small business owners.

NFIB Small Business Legal Center as educator
Recent estimates show that the thousands of pages of federal regulations alone cost Americans more than $1 trillion. With so many rules to keep track of, it's not surprising that many small business owners don't know or understand the laws that apply to them. That's where the Legal Center comes in. We have guidance documents that cover laws important to small businesses nationwide.

  • The Federal Employment Law Handbook
  • Helpful Tips for Hiring a Lawyer
  • Small Business Guide to Handling OSHA Inspections
  • Small Business Guide to Document Retention
  • Model Employee Handbook for Small Business
  • Wage and Hour Handbook for Small Business
  • Employment Law Hotline
  • Guide to Managing Unionization Efforts
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