California Assembly Bills 1782 and 2637, which would have improved the regulatory climate for franchises in the state, have been vetoed by Governor Jerry Brown after being passed by an overwhelming majority of the legislature.
Today I attended the International Franchise Association's fourth annual California Franchising Day. During the course of the day, I had the opportunity to meet with
The International Franchise Association’s (IFA) fourth annual California “Franchising Day” is set for March 8, 2016. The goal of Franchising Day is to inform California legislators about some of the key issues affecting the franchise industry.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”), in response to pressure by the International Franchise Association, recently changed its position regarding how it views franchise companies and their affiliates for purposes of determining loan worthiness.
This week, the California legislature nearly unanimously approved Assembly Bill 525, which would (if signed by Gov. Brown) amend the existing California Franchise Relations Act (“CFRA”).
Tomorrow (Monday, June 29, 2015), California State Assembly Bill (AB) 525 will be considered by the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee. If passed by the Senate, AB 525 will amend the existing California Franchise Relations Act by expanding protections for existing franchisees.