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Majority of Small Businesses Face Staff Shortages

About three quarters of small business owners have a hard time finding adequately trained and skilled staff, found a survey recently conducted by the Chamber of Trade Crafts and Small Business (OZS). They are also fairly optimistic that the government will come up with systemic solutions.

More than 42% of the 510 respondents in the survey believe that the government will do more for small businesses than its predecessors.

Most believe that legislative changes on sick leave coverage should take priority. They want that the public health care insurance start paying sick leave compensation as of day 20 of the leave, whereas currently the compensation comes out of the employer’s pocket until day 30.

Moreover, 96% of the respondents said that any new real estate tax should not exceed the current real estate duty.

Slightly fewer respondents, 94%, believe that some of the professions that were deregulated in 2013 should be regulated again, as the deregulation poses a risk to the health and safety of people.

Source: sloveniatimes.com

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