Chris Massey

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Chris Massey

Chris is VP of Government Relations & Partnerships at Zenefits. Chris has spent over 20 years in state, local and federal government advocacy, working recently as Director of Government Relations at Lyft and as Founder and President of The Impact Group.

small businesses

January 10, 2017

Small Businesses Will Face These Thorny Issues in 2017

This article was originally published by The Hill on January 6th, 2017. As 2017 kicks off and a new administration is approaching, we can be certain that a number of policy changes are on the horizon. What exactly those changes will look like remains unclear. In the absence of certainty, many small businesses are wondering how […]


December 19, 2016

Zenefits’ nonpartisan approach to small business advocacy

You may have heard reports – some correct, some not – about various Zenefits employees helping the incoming Trump administration transition into office. Since politics is a sensitive subject these days, we wanted to be absolutely clear: Zenefits has no politics. The company is not Republican or Democratic. Zenefits is guided by one thing: our […]


June 17, 2016

New Study Details Impact of Compliance Challenges on Small Business Growth

Whenever small businesses are asked about their biggest challenges, taxes, accessing capital, and hiring are always at the top of the list. Regulation, too, is typically cited as a big concern, and a new study last week shed additional light on the regulatory headache that continues to cause small businesses and entrepreneurs pain. The study […]


May 19, 2016

New Overtime Rules – What You Need to Know

On Wednesday, the US Department of Labor changed the rules determining who is eligible for overtime, a change that will affect virtually every business in the country. Under current law, if a salaried employee performing certain “white collar” job functions earns more than $23,660 a year and works more than 40 hours a week, they […]


May 6, 2016

Lessons from LA: Ways We Can Spur Small Business Growth

As I travel to forums around the country, I’m often reminded that we don’t make it easy to grow a small business. It brings me back to the challenges I faced when I started my own firm years ago. There is just too much that stands in between a small business and its customers. From […]


March 30, 2016

Zenefits Partners with SBA and Tech Giants to Make Entrepreneurship Easier

Today marks an exciting day for the 28 million small businesses currently operating in the United States. Today, Zenefits and tech industry leaders Amazon, Box, Facebook, LegalZoom, Microsoft, and Salesforce have joined forces with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to found the Small Business Technology Coalition. While we know small businesses and entrepreneurs create […]