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Planet Fitness Association Appoints Jim Coen as Head

Jim Coen
Jim Coen. photo/bluemaumau

PORTSMOUTH, N.H.—The Planet Fitness Independent Franchisee Association (PFIFA) has appointed Jim Coen as its interim executive director.

Maine's House Approves Franchisee Protections!

AUGUSTA, Maine – Maine's House of Representatives on Monday passed the Small Business Protection Investment Act LD 1458 by a vote of 75 in support and 60 against.

Michael Seid's Article on a Proper Franchising Program Improperly Omits Unit Economics

An article by Michael Seid was recently posted at Franchise Chat, entitled  "Developing A Proper Franchising Program".

Supreme Court Approves Obamacare!

President Obama talks with Solicitor General Donald Verrilli to learn of SCOTUS passing heatlh care law
President speaks with Solicitor General Verrilli on the phone to learn that SCOTUS upheld health care law, photo/White House

WASHINGTON — In a 5-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court this morning upheld the legality of the Patients Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

Tim Horton’s Ruling may be a Cautionary Tale for Dunkin’ Donuts Franchise Owners

A Canadian court ruling involving Tim Hortons may be a cautionary tale for Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees. The case was brought by a group of Tim Horton’s franchise owners after they were forced to sell items at below cost and switch to more expensive pre-baked donuts from a supplier affiliated with the franchisor.

Dunkin Employees Will Go To Trial

Franchisees may establish a no-tipping policy, but employees may still sue if customers tip anyway.

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.

VIDEO: Franchisee Association Testifies to Massachusetts Lawmakers

Affiliates of Dunkin Donuts Independent Franchise Owners testified on June 29 at the beginning of a committee hearing regarding a fair franchising law sponsored by State Senator Brian A. Joyce.

New Franchisee Federations Spring Up

LEXINGTON — As spring 2010 comes to a close after an extraordinary recession, new independent franchisee federations are springing up, while old ones have either changed or otherwise passed quietly during the dead of winter.