The International Franchise Association is looking to get a case before the U.S. Supreme Court. It wants a ruling overturned that would force many franchise businesses to increase the minimum wage in Seattle to $15 per hour by 2018.
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Franchise businesses continue to contribute to economic growth. New numbers from ADP and Moody's Analytics show franchises creating 20,000 new jobs in January.
Does Seattle's proposed minimum wage hike adversely hurt franchise businesses more than others? Not necessarily. Having a plan to combat the wage hike to maintain profits probably makes the better prepared than an independent business.
Franchise owners who are enlisted in one of the armed services or who face being enlisted to active duty away from their business may not be able to get a refund on your initial franchise fee.
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The head of the International Franchise Association is pleading with Congress to support a measure that would halt an NLRB ruling that he says is "a radical change to the National Labor Relations Act’s (NLRA) joint employer standard."
The Coalition to Save Local Businesses is seeking to reverse an NLRB ruling recently that will redefine the term "joint employer" and if it fails, could have devastating effects on franchise employers.
Entrepreneurs looking to buy a franchise business should know that "healthier" franchise companies often charge higher up-front fees while those scuffling more have lower fees.
A new law signed by California Gov. Jerry Brown aims to be the strongest in the country at protecting the rights and investments of franchisors, who rely on the backing of a franchisee.
The owner of nine Papa John's franchises is facing prison time for falsifying employee records to avoid paying workers overtime pay and breaking New York minimum wage laws.
The mini-market franchise 7-Eleven is extending a special offer to U.S. military veterans. The company wants to give vets significant discounts on franchise fees to get them back into the workforce and owning their own business.
In-N-Out Burger is suing the DoorDash delivery service for continually aligning itself with the long-established fast-food business. The company says the delivery service's poor service is blemishing the In-N-Out name.