A federal court in Seattle has denied the International Franchise Association’s request to enjoin the portions of Seattle’s minimum wage law that discriminate against franchisees.
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?
2014 was a challenging year for franchising, seeing two new broad-based forms of attack on the franchise model driven by labor unions. The International Franchise Association has created a coalition to fight back.
The IFA has responded to the City of San Francisco’s unanimously passing a new law called the “Retail Workers Bill of Rights.” If it is signed by Mayor Edwin Lee, it would go into effect next summer.
The Franchise Industry Continues to Fight New Minimum Wage Laws, and Other Top Stories in Franchising this Week
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