Small Business and Work-Family

Small Business: FMLA, non-compliance (2008)

Statistic: 

According to the 2008 Families and Work Institute’s National Study of Employers, “…between 18 to 21 percent of employers (small and large) appear to be out of compliance with FMLA.” (Families and Work Institute, 2008).

Source: 

Galinsky, E., Bond, J. T., & Sakai, K., with Kim, S. S., & Giuntoli, N. (2008). 2008 National Study of Employers. Retrieved from http://www.familiesandwork.org/site/research/reports/2008nse.pdf

Description: 

“The 2008 NSE sample includes 1,100 employers with 50 or more employees--77 percent are for profit employers and 23 percent are nonprofit organizations; 40 percent operate at only one location, while 60 percent have operations at more than one location (Families and Work Institute, 2008).”

Small Business: small vs. large employers, paid maternity leave, temporary disability insurance (2008)

Statistic: 

Small employers are significantly less likely (48%) than large employers (76%) to offer any replacement pay to women during maternity leave: “Of employers providing some pay to women during maternity leave, most (80%) fund this pay through a general temporary disability insurance (TDI) plan….Only 73 percent of small employers, versus 85 percent of large employers offer TDI coverage (Families and Work Institute, 2008).

Source: 

Galinsky, E., Bond, J. T., & Sakai, K., with Kim, S. S., & Giuntoli, N. (2008). 2008 National Study of Employers. Retrieved from http://www.familiesandwork.org/site/research/reports/2008nse.pdf

Description: 

“The 2008 NSE sample includes 1,100 employers with 50 or more employees•77 percent are for profit employers and 23 percent are nonprofit organizations; 40 percent operate at only one location, while 60 percent have operations at more than one location.”

Small Business: small vs. large employers, child care programs (2008)

Statistic: 

Large employers (more than 1,000 employees) are significantly more likely to offer child care resource and referral, on- or near-site child care, Dependent Care Assistance Plans, and vouchers or other subsidies for child care than small employers (50-99 employees) (Families and Work Institute, 2008).

Source: 

Galinsky, E., Bond, J. T., & Sakai, K., with Kim, S. S., & Giuntoli, N. (2008). 2008 National Study of Employers. Retrieved from http://www.familiesandwork.org/site/research/reports/2008nse.pdf

Description: 

“The 2008 NSE sample includes 1,100 employers with 50 or more employees-77 percent are for profit employers and 23 percent are nonprofit organizations; 40 percent operate at only one location, while 60 percent have operations at more than one location (Families and Work Institute, 2008).”

Microenterprise, Definition(s) of

“A small business with fewer than 5 employees and less than $250,000 in revenue” (CFED).

Glossary Source: 

CFED. (n.d.). Glossary. Retrieved from http://www.cfed.org/focus.m?parentid=2&siteid=374&id=687

Small Business, Definition(s) of

“The Office of Advocacy defines a small business for research purposes as an independent business having fewer than 500 employees” (U.S. Small Business Administration, n.d.).

“The Small Business Act states that a small business concern is ‘one that is independently owned and operated and which is not dominant in its field of operation.’ The law also states that in determining what constitutes a small business, the definition will vary from industry to industry to reflect industry differences accurately. SBA's Small Business Size Regulations implement the Small Business Act's mandate to SBA. SBA has also established a table of size standards, matched to North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) industries (U.S. Small Business Administration, n.d.)”

“An organization that is small in relation to the potential market size, managed by its owners, and not part of a larger organization. There is no single official definition of what constitutes a small business. A standard definition for the size of small business is one having fewer than 100 employees (BNET Business Directory, n.d.).

While there is no universal definition of what constitutes a small business, approximately 80% of U.S. businesses have fewer than 20 employees (U.S. Census Bureau, 2004).

Glossary Source: 

U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Advocacy. (n.d.). FAQ’s: Advocacy small business statistics and research. Retrieved from http://web.sba.gov/faqs/faqindex.cfm?areaID=24.

U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Advocacy. (n.d.).What is small business. Retrieved from http://www.sba.gov/category/navigation-structure/contracting/contracting-officials/eligibility-size-standards.

Small business. (n.d.). In BNET business directory. Retrieved from http://dictionary.bnet.com/definition/Small+Business.html

U.S. Census Bureau. (2004). Statistics about business size (including small business) from the U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved from http://www.census.gov/epcd/www/smallbus.html

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