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Costs from regulations pile up, hurt small business profits
Washington Post

It’s getting more expensive to be an employer and small business owners say that’s making it harder for them to make money. The health care law, minimum wage increases and paid sick leave laws in some states and cities are increasing costs. Small companies also face the prospect of higher overtime expenses under a proposed federal regulation. “We’re going beyond the point where we can comfortably operate a functioning business and meet the requirements of these laws,” says Diana Lamon, who owns a Los Angeles restaurant, Poppy & Rose and a food truck, Peaches’ Smokehouse and Southern Kitchen, with her husband Ryan.

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