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Legislation and Regulation

Legislative issues and government regulations can put the franchise business model at risk. Learn what multi-unit franchisees, franchise organizations, and the IFA are doing to take action to ensure franchise industry success. Learn how to get involved in educating your local, state, and federal elected officials about the benefits of franchising.

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Suggestions include improvements to FTC pre-sale disclosure, franchisee due diligence, and third-party seller disclosures 
  • International Franchise Association
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IFA says California's $20/hour QSR minimum wage, effective April 1, is cause for alarm for both franchises and customers
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Mary Kennedy Thompson discussed the effect of alternative financing on small businesses
  • The International Franchise Association
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The campaign ads against joint employer were set to air in Arizona, Montana, and Washington D.C.
  • M. Scott Morris
  • 1,606 Reads 3 Shares
The IRS, seeking to crack down on ERC tax credit fraud, offers employers the option to repay only 80% if they no longer feel eligible
  • Eddy Goldberg
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A lawsuit claims the NLRB rule violates both the National Labor Relations Act and the Administrative Procedure Act.
  • M. Scott Morris
  • 2,402 Reads 17 Shares
The International Franchise Association (IFA) is actively combating the National Labor Relations Board's new joint employer rule through litigation, lobbying, and coalition building, urging Congressional support for bipartisan legislation to nullify the rule and leading a coalition of 60 organizations, highlighting its commitment to protecting the franchise business model and economic opportunities for Americans.
  • Kerry Pipes
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The International Franchise Association is adding litigation to its list of tools to promote and enhance franchising.
  • International Franchise Association
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IFA urges members to write Congress to overturn the NLRB’s new joint employer rule and preserve the franchise business model
  • Matt Haller
  • 6,188 Reads 59 Shares
The IFA and its members push back against federal and state attempts to destroy the franchise business model
  • Matthew Haller
  • 2,975 Reads 19 Shares
California, IFA, and SEIU reach a deal protecting franchised restaurants in the state
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  • 3,284 Reads 9 Shares
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Survey reveals that half of SMBs say their businesses have been hurt by high interest rates
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In 2023, as legislative threats to the franchise business model continue to mount, your advocacy is more important than ever
  • Matthew Haller
  • 2,268 Reads 4 Shares
Multi-brand franchisee Wes Snyder testified on challenges in today’s labor market.
  • M. Scott Morris
  • 2,040 Reads
New bill will protect the independence of local franchise businesses by clarifying the joint employer standard
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 2,639 Reads
The IFA says one-size-fits-all regulation of franchising by the FTC is the wrong approach
  • Matt Haller
  • 4,336 Reads 20 Shares
Two points of view on the FTC’s current investigation into franchisee-franchisor relationships. (See next article for the IFA's response.)
  • Ronald K. Gardner
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IFA joins more than 280 organizations to oppose the FTC’s proposed noncompete clause rule and its authority on the issue
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 2,639 Reads 5 Shares
Been offered phony conference attendee lists or discounted hotel rates? The FTC wants to crack down on impersonation fraud and seeks your input!
  • Franchise Update Media
  • 2,321 Reads 6 Shares
IFA report identifies the top 10 regulatory issues likely to affect franchising this year
  • The International Franchise Association
  • 3,429 Reads 2 Shares
Legislative threats to the franchising model persist in 2023. Learn more and get involved!
  • Matt Haller
  • 2,947 Reads 9 Shares
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Non-competes are facing strong headwinds from the courts and a new FTC proposed rule change
  • Dylan R. Newton and Michael S. Horn
  • 6,600 Reads 38 Shares
Petition to recall California’s FAST Act appears to have gathered enough signatures to appear on the 2024 ballot
  • The International Franchise Association
  • 2,588 Reads 3 Shares
Get involved in the effort to roll back California’s FAST Recovery Act now, before it spreads to other states.
  • Matt Haller
  • 4,685 Reads 12 Shares
Business coalition forms to roll back California’s FAST Act (AB 257), which threatens fast food brands in the state
  • Franchise Update Media
  • 5,558 Reads 12 Shares
Joint-employer standard would be expanded under the latest NLRB proposal 
  • Calfee, Halter & Griswold
  • 6,107 Reads 3 Shares
NLRB proposes return to expanded joint employer standard, threatening franchising
  • Jim Paretti, Michael J. Lotito, and Maury Baskin
  • 4,602 Reads 8 Shares
Joint-employer standard will be expanded in latest NLRB proposal 
  • Joel R. White
  • 5,996 Reads 6 Shares
California’s FAST Recovery Act (AB 257) is a clear and present danger to franchising
  • Therese Thilgen
  • 10,308 Reads 89 Shares
With David Weil defeated, the IFA urges franchisees to get involved in protecting the FTC Franchise Rule and to attend the FAN meeting in D.C. this September
  • Matt Haller
  • 6,332 Reads 6 Shares
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