Minimum Wage

Franchises

Service Workers Union Allies With Franchisees, Drawing Ire of Franchise Industry

The Service Employees International Union launched a franchisee-focused initiative, as the International Franchise Association reaffirms franchisees' satisfaction with the system.
Employee Compensation

Should You Raise Your Employees' Pay?

There is a benefit to paying efficiency wages. But make sure the cost is right for your business.
Minimum Wage

Burger King Founder Predicts Wage Hike Would End the 'Dollar Menu' Era

The man who help found the fast-food joint 51 years ago says that prices will shoot up if workers' pay increases.
McDonald's

McDonald's Is Raising Employees' Wages, But Only at Corporate Locations

The pay hike will not directly impact workers at franchised locations, which comprise 90 percent of the chain's U.S. restaurants.
Minimum Wage

Should Tipped Minimum Wage Still Exist?

Tipped workers are coming into the spotlight in the minimum wage debate, with Rhode Island considering tripling the minimum wage for those workers.
Minimum Wage

Franchises Lose Bid to Block Part of Seattle's Minimum Wage Rollout

Franchise owners in Seattle are still on track to be grouped with large businesses under the city's new minimum wage law.
McDonald's

McDonald's Employees Claim They Were Told to Put Mustard on Burns and Keep Working

Backed by a minimum-wage activist group, employees that suffered severe burns on the job have filed complaints against the chain in 19 cities.
Franchises

Why the International Franchise Association Is Suing Seattle

Oral arguments on the preliminary injunction to prevent Seattle's minimum wage hike start today.
McDonald's

McDonald's Makeover Promises to Be Pricey for Franchisees

With a new customizable burger platform and minimum wage on the agenda, McDonald's image revamp may end up costing franchisees.
Minimum Wage

Wal-Mart to Spend $1 Billion Raising Employee Pay to at Least $9 an Hour

Nearly half a million Wal-Mart workers are about to get a raise.
Employee Retention

Lower Employee Turnover and Improve the Bottom Line

Follow this five-pronged strategy to make staff departures exceedingly rare.
Franchisees

Judge Rules Against Joint Employer Responsibility in Minimum Wage Case

A California judge ruled that only Massage Envy franchisees – not the corporate franchisor – are responsible for wage violations, in contrast to recent National Labor Relations Board decisions.
Franchises

The Legal Issues That Could Change Franchising Forever

Franchising has been in the hot seat in the past year, as a number of legal and political conflicts -- minimum wage, protections for frachisees and the role of franchisors in labor disputes -- have come to a head.
Franchises

Franchise Industry Not Without Hurdles in 2015

The International Franchise Association predicts a solid 2015 for franchised businesses, though regulatory battles loom.
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.