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Franchise Industry Not Without Hurdles in 2015
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Franchise Industry Not Without Hurdles in 2015

The International Franchise Association predicts a solid 2015 for franchised businesses, though regulatory battles loom.
Kate Taylor
Pittsburgh Eatery Eliminates Tipping; Offers Servers Salary, Health Care and Shares Instead
Restaurant Business

Pittsburgh Eatery Eliminates Tipping; Offers Servers Salary, Health Care and Shares Instead

The upscale Bar Marco in Pittsburgh joins a handful of stateside establishments turning an age-old dining paradigm on its head.
Geoff Weiss
U.S. Wage Hikes to Impact a Third of Walmart Stores
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U.S. Wage Hikes to Impact a Third of Walmart Stores

The world's largest retailer will adjust salaries in more than 1,400 locations due to minimum-wage hikes across the U.S.
Condé Nast to Pay $5.8 Million to Unpaid and Underpaid Interns
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Condé Nast to Pay $5.8 Million to Unpaid and Underpaid Interns

Interns triumphed over the publisher in a class-action lawsuit brought by thousands of former interns from magazines like Vogue and the New Yorker.
Kate Taylor
Chipotle Employees Claim the Chain Isn't as Worker-Friendly as You Think
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Chipotle Employees Claim the Chain Isn't as Worker-Friendly as You Think

Employees at the burrito chain are suing for wage theft in two states.
Kate Taylor
NYC Papa John's Pizza Franchisee Sued for $2 Million
Legal Issues

NYC Papa John's Pizza Franchisee Sued for $2 Million

This is what happens when you allegedly underpay 400 delivery workers and shave hours from their paychecks.
Why August Was a Terrible Month for McDonald's
McDonalds

Why August Was a Terrible Month for McDonald's

McDonald's reported a 3.7 percent drop in global sales in August on Tuesday.
Kate Taylor
What Happens When a Mall Is Split Between Two Minimum Wages?
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What Happens When a Mall Is Split Between Two Minimum Wages?

Westfield Valley Fair Mall in California is divided between two minimum wages, each with its own set of problems.
Kate Taylor
Fast-Food Workers to Strike in 150 Cities Across the U.S.
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Fast-Food Workers to Strike in 150 Cities Across the U.S.

Fast-food workers are planning a strike this week that could be the largest yet as the responsibilities of franchisors and franchisees continue to be battled in court.
Kate Taylor
How Entrepreneurs Can Prepare for a Higher Minimum Wage
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How Entrepreneurs Can Prepare for a Higher Minimum Wage

Business owners are wise to be ready for eventual increases in the minimum wage.
Stephen Sheinbaum
Are Minimum-Wage Activists Trying to Kill the Franchise Model in Seattle?
Franchise

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
Franchisees Seek Injunction to Halt Minimum-Wage Hike in Seattle
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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
Regulator Names McDonald's a 'Joint Employer'
Franchise

Regulator Names McDonald's a 'Joint Employer'

The National Labor Relations Board has deemed McDonald's a 'joint employer' – a decision that could redefine franchising as we know it.
Kate Taylor
New McDonald's Lawsuit Could Redefine Franchising as We Know It
Franchise

New McDonald's Lawsuit Could Redefine Franchising as We Know It

A worker group is filing charges against franchisees and McDonald's as a joint employer, setting a precedent that could have broad ripple effects.
Kate Taylor