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Franchisees, Franchisors Declare Victory over NLRB Poster Rule

WASHINGTON – The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) abandoned its appeal to require all employers to post an 11 x 17-inch poster containing information about workers rights to organize labor unions. Franchisee, franchisor and other trade groups are declaring a legal victory against the NLRB.

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.

President Signs Tax Cut Law

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photo/Chuck Kennedy, White House 12/17/10

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Late Friday afternoon President Barack Obama signed into law a two-year extension of tax cuts that were about to expire, as well as additional tax cuts. The U.S. House of Representatives had voted its approval the night before. The President was flanked by Vice President Joe Biden and other members of Congress.

Obama Agrees to Keep Tax Cuts for All

President Obama talks about cutting taxes
Obama supports tax cuts for all. Franchise associations applaud. photo/WH

Senate Votes Down Paycheck Fairness Act

WASHINGTON – Senate Democrats were unable to overcome a Republican filibuster of the Paycheck Fairness Act on Tuesday.  The bill, closely watched by the franchise community, has died by a vote of 58 to 41, two short of the 60 needed for approval.

CFA Urges Franchisees to Oppose Paycheck Fairness Act

WASHINGTON – The Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) is urging its members to contact their senators to oppose the Paycheck Fairness Act, S. 182. The bill was introduced to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex, and for other purposes.

Congress to Subsidize Selling Franchises to Vets

Soldier stands after securing outpost in Rajankala, Afghanistan
Soldier stands after securing outpost in Afghanistan photo/U.S. Army

WASHINGTON — A bill has been introduced into the House and now the Senate that provides tax credits to franchisors for selling franchises to veterans.