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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.
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.
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.'
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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