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The Trump Effect: Small Business and Regulation


It’s been a volatile year for several regulations that affect small business, with the Trump administration proposing changes to rules covering topics from employment, to taxes, and employee benefits.

In this video series featuring Washington Post contributor and small business influencer Gene Marks and the Paychex compliance team, you’ll get an overview of the potential effects of Trump administration policies on small businesses, before diving into each topic in-depth.

See the Trump Effect on:

  • Employment law
  • Taxes for small businesses
  • Retirement compliance
  • The Affordable Care Act (ACA)
  • Financial compliance

Michael Trabold, Paychex Director of Compliance

Get an overview of how Trump administration policies may affect employment law, taxes, retirement compliance, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and financial compliance, before diving into each topic in-depth with Paychex compliance professionals.



Stephen Dombroski, Paychex Sr. Payroll Tax Compliance Manager

Learn about potential policies affecting taxes for small businesses, including changes to current tax benefits, credits, influence on state and local taxes, keeping business activity in the U.S., and fraud reduction efforts.



Robert Reed, Paychex Insurance Compliance Manager

See how Trump administration policies may address the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including repeal and replace efforts, provisions likely to be in any ultimate potential legislation, and the potential impact on workers’ compensation insurance.



Tammy Tyler, Paychex Sr. Compliance Analyst

How may future policies affect employment law? Learn about potential changes to wage and hour compliance and the Final Overtime Rule, as well as immigration, the gig economy, compliance complexity, and infrastructure.



Michael Savage, Paychex Manager, Retirement Compliance

Learn about the questions surrounding retirement compliance, including the DOL’s Fiduciary Rule, state retirement initiatives, health savings accounts (HSA) as a retirement planning tool, and the future of retirement plans.



Rebecca Wagner, Paychex Sr. Compliance Analyst

Trump administration policies may affect a potential repeal of Dodd-Frank. Find out what that could mean for small businesses, and learn about anti-money-laundering and “Know Your Customer” requirements as well as some ambiguity surrounding a large cash-based industry.




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Gene Marks is a business owner, small business expert, author, speaker, CPA, and columnist for The Washington Post.

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