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Are Minimum-Wage Activists Trying to Kill the Franchise Model in Seattle?
Legal Center

Are Minimum-Wage Activists Trying to Kill the Franchise Model in Seattle?

The International Franchise Association claims Seattle's new minimum wage law discriminates against franchisees, and says it's all one labor union's fault.
Kate Taylor
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Franchisees Seek Injunction to Halt Minimum-Wage Hike in Seattle
Legal Center

Franchisees Seek Injunction to Halt Minimum-Wage Hike in Seattle

The International Franchise Association filed for an injunction preventing Seattle from enacting the new minimum wage law in its present state.
Kate Taylor
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Franchisees Take Action Against Seattle's Minimum Wage Law
Minimum Wage

Franchisees Take Action Against Seattle's Minimum Wage Law

Outraged that the new law holds them to stricter rules than small-business owners, franchise owners are fighting back with a lawsuit and full-page ad in the 'Seattle Times.'
Kate Taylor
Seattle Says Franchises Aren't Small Businesses, Forces Them on $15 Wage Fast Track
Minimum Wage

Seattle Says Franchises Aren't Small Businesses, Forces Them on $15 Wage Fast Track

The International Franchise Association is filing a lawsuit opposing Seattle's plan, which forces franchises to adopt a $15 minimum wage in three years.
Kate Taylor
Franchising for Entrepreneurs: An Entrepreneur Growth Conference Panel Preview
Franchises

Franchising for Entrepreneurs: An Entrepreneur Growth Conference Panel Preview

From answering "why franchising?" to facing the future of the industry, here's what to expect at Entrepreneur's Growth Conference's franchising panel.
Kate Taylor
Report: Franchise Establishments to Post Biggest Growth Since the Recession
Growth Strategies

Report: Franchise Establishments to Post Biggest Growth Since the Recession

The International Franchising Association predicts that franchise growth and job creation will outpace the wider economy in 2014.
Kate Taylor
Franchise Sector Adds 15,000 Jobs as Growth Continues to Outpace Broader Market (Infographic)
Franchises

Franchise Sector Adds 15,000 Jobs as Growth Continues to Outpace Broader Market (Infographic)

The franchise industry created over 15,000 new jobs in September, according to the ADP National Franchise Report.
Kate Taylor
By the Numbers: A Look at the Franchise Economy (Infographic)
Franchises

By the Numbers: A Look at the Franchise Economy (Infographic)

This nifty infographic breaks down the state of the franchise economy in terms of jobs, growth, policy and what to expect in the coming year.
Kate Taylor
Franchises Criticize War on Styrofoam as Expensive, Unproductive
Franchises

Franchises Criticize War on Styrofoam as Expensive, Unproductive

Portland, Maine, joins the list of cities mulling a ban on polystyrene - a move that small-business owners and franchisees say will unfairly increase costs.
Kate Taylor
Franchise Sector Seen Growing Faster Than Broader Economy; Health Care, Regulation Top Franchisee Concerns
Franchises

Franchise Sector Seen Growing Faster Than Broader Economy; Health Care, Regulation Top Franchisee Concerns

While the franchise sector is forecast to grow faster than the broader economy, franchisees are concerned by increasing government regulations and pessimistic about the future of small business.
Kate Taylor
Taxes, Healthcare and Immigration: Preview of the 2013 IFA Public Affairs Conference
Franchises

Taxes, Healthcare and Immigration: Preview of the 2013 IFA Public Affairs Conference

A look at how the International Franchise Association plans to advocate for the franchise industry's interests in Washington.
Kate Taylor
Businesses Have Additional Year Before Facing Obamacare Penalty Fees
Legal Center

Businesses Have Additional Year Before Facing Obamacare Penalty Fees

The Obama Administration announces that it will delay the health-reform fines for businesses with 50 or more employees until 2015.
Catherine Clifford
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Franchises

Report: Franchise Jobs Grow at Twice U.S. Rate

A new report today from ADP and Moody's shows the franchise industry added nearly 20,000 jobs in May.
Catherine Clifford
Lending to Franchises Reaches the Highest Level Since the Recession
Finance

Lending to Franchises Reaches the Highest Level Since the Recession

Banks are expected to make $23.9 billion available to franchise businesses this year, according to a new report by the International Franchise Association.
Catherine Clifford