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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. 

Coming This Summer of the Franchisee

Pray for heat, throw your hat in the ring and fire up the franchisee bill of rights, here are my best picks for what's coming up this summer for franchisees.

Seismic Shift in Franchisees Seeking Balance

The drafters of the bill of rights for franchisees
Drafters of the Bill of Rights for franchisees, Orlando/ bmm

ORLANDO — There is a seismic shift under way in how franchisees approach balance in franchisee/franchisor relationships. It is a multi-pronged strategy headed by the three-year-old Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) that utilizes market forces, collective bargaining and possible legislation.

Democracy Comes to Franchising

Vantage Hospitality franchisees vote on all major decisions in the chain

America's Best Value Inn moves when franchisees say move

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. — Corporate chains have employees, but a franchise chain has an army of entrepreneurs.