Franchisees and franchisors continue to fight new minimum wage laws by U.S. cities that discriminate unfairly against small business owners who are affiliated with franchise systems. Are these types of laws “industry specific” within the meaning of Item 1 of the Franchise Disclosure Document?
The Franchise Industry Continues to Fight New Minimum Wage Laws, and Other Top Stories in Franchising this Week
Following on the heels of similar strikes in recent weeks in New York and Chicago, hundreds of St. Louis area fast food restaurant employees walked off the job May 9, which affected more than 30 area businesses including a number of fast food franchise businesses. Franchisors and franchisees should educate themselves and learn how they can and cannot legally respond to a striking workforce.