Posts tagged International Franchise Association

    Considering California’s $22 Minimum Wage at the Federal Level

    September 20, 2022 // The labor council created by California’s FAST Recovery Act will be responsible for setting employment standards for fast-food workers and have the authority to raise the minimum wage for these employees by 41 percent to $22 per hour. Such a dramatic increase in the minimum wage for fast-food workers would improve pay for those who are able to keep their positions, but would have negative impacts on employers, consumers, and workers who suffer job loss as a result. A national $22 minimum wage for fast-food workers would cause labor costs to rise by up to 35 percent, resulting in increased prices, layoffs, or some combination of both.

    FAST Act Advances to Full Senate as Largest Restaurant Operator Flynn Weighs In

    August 16, 2022 // IFA President and CEO Matthew Haller. "This bill forces an unnecessary tax on working families across the state during a time of historic inflation. It would unequivocally hurt locally owned and operated restaurants and have sweeping impacts on a huge portion of the restaurant industry." Last December, David Kaufmann of Kaufmann, Gildin & Robbins wrote a fiery piece against the FAST Act in the New York Law Journal. "The state whose recently enacted AB-5 law has in significant part triggered the nationwide supply chain breakdown is now threatening to turn franchising into a socialist endeavor," he wrote.

    IDENTIFYING & ADDRESSING TODAY’S LABOR CHALLENGES; A 2022 Study on the Impact of Labor Shortages in Franchising

    April 12, 2022 // An inaugural study on the impact of labor shortages on franchised businesses by the International Franchise Association (IFA) and FRANdata reveals the availability of qualified labor is the number one challenge facing small businesses today. The study shows how the franchise business model is uniquely equipped to adapt to today's challenges, highlighting the many ways franchisors are helping their franchisees address the labor shortage.

    Labor Relations Radio, Ep 13—Guest: Michael Layman of the International Franchise Association

    April 1, 2022 // Michael Layman of the International Franchise Association From the ‘ABC Test’ to ‘Joint Employer,’ the franchise business model is under assault on multiple fronts, with millions of jobs at stake.

    Senators Introduce Employee Rights Act of 2022

    March 25, 2022 // The Employee Rights Act of 2022 is also co-sponsored by Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Ranking Member Richard Burr (R-North Carolina), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky), and Senators John Thune (R-South Dakota), John Barrasso (R-Wyoming), Mike Braun (R-Indiana), Roger Marshall (R-Kansas), Jerry Moran (R-Kansas), Tommy Tuberville (R-Alabama), Jim Risch (R-Idaho), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Steve Daines (R-Montana), Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyoming), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Mississippi), Bill Hagerty (R-Tennessee), John Boozman (R-Arkansas), Roger Wicker (R-Mississippi), Thom Tillis (R-North Carolina), Kevin Cramer (R-North Dakota), Mitt Romney (R-Utah), Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas), Jim Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) and Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin). Representative Rick Allen (R-Georgia) is introducing companion legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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    The Value of Franchising

    February 8, 2022 // The Value of Franchising report demonstrates that independent franchise owners are local business leaders who contribute disproportionately to economic growth, job creation, wealth distribution, and charitable endeavors in their communities.