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Benefits to Franchisees of California's New Franchise Law

On Sunday, Oct. 11, Gov. Jerry Brown (D-CA) signed California bill AB-525 into law. This sweeping new law gives franchisees across the state more protections when purchasing, transferring and terminating their franchise agreement.

California’s Governor Jerry Brown Signs Strongest Franchise Protection Rules in the U.S.

Sacramento capitol dome
Sacramento capitol dome. photo/thomas hawk

SACRAMENTO – Governor Jerry Brown of California signed a new franchise protection law Sunday afternoon that gives California franchise owners the strongest rights in the United States.

Former McDonald's US CEO: $15 per Hour Will Destroy Franchises

Former CEO for the U.S. operations of McDonald's Corporation, Ed Rensi, speaks with Fox Business News (video below) on the impact of the $15 minimum wage for fast food workers on franchises.

CFA and IFA Work Together to Advance Fair Franchising Legislation

The Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) is proud to announce that due to its collaborative efforts with the International Franchise Association (IFA), California AB525 passed unanimously out of the California Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday night.

PODCAST: California State Senators Hear Franchise Owners Speak on Need for Good Faith in Franchise Relations

(PODCAST) SACRAMENTO — California state senators listened to franchise owners and associations ask for passage of Senate Bill 610 yesterday. Authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson [D-Santa Barbara], the bill was crafted to bolster good faith in a franchisor's dealings with franchisees and the right to associate without fear of reprisal.

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2011 Lawsuits through the Eyes of DLA Piper

WASHINGTON – As we are now well into 2012, a look back at last year’s pertinent legal cases is important for franchisors and their attorneys.

Fighting for Franchisee Rights

Franchisees and their associations look at the draft of the universal franchisee bill of rights
Franchisee association leaders look at a draft of their bill of rights, Orlando

Leaders in the franchise world weigh in on the necessity of having less oppressive contracts between those who grant franchise licenses and franchised establishments that dot main street.

AAHOA Strikes Back

Hats off to the Asian American Hotel Owners Association for the threat to sever its relationship with Choice Hotels International because of Choice’s persistent, self-defeating anti-franchisee positions. Choice has consistently failed to recognize that their franchisees are the heart and soul of their business.

Universal Franchisee Bill of Rights

Franchising is one of the most powerful brand building tools ever created.  It is reported that franchising is responsible for 760,000 businesses, 18 million jobs, 14 percent of the private sector employment, and over $500 billion in annual payroll.

Bill of Rights for Franchisees Now Ratified

Elected delegates representing franchisees debate on the franchisee bill of rights in Orlando
Delegates debate franchisee bill of rights at March meeting. photo/bmm

WASHINGTON — Some of America's largest franchise groups formally ratified a franchisee bill of rights on Friday, June 3.