Calling Pennsylvania Franchisees to Protect Their Businesses
On July 24, 2013, Pennsylvania State Rep. Peter Daley (D-49) introduced legislation which would help even the playing field in regards to franchisee-franchisor relations.
Pa. House Bill 1620 aims to protect franchisees from "fraudulent or unfair practices in the sale and operation of franchised businesses." Among others, the provisions contained in the bill require franchisors to act in good faith and with the highest standards of due care. The language also protects franchisees from significant changes in renewals, limits on transfers and restrictions on legal avenues in regards to franchisor-franchisee disputes.
The House Committee on Consumer Affairs is scheduled to hear this bill Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 140 of the Main Capitol Building. Click here to write to the Pennsylvania House Committee on Consumer Affairs and ask for their support of HR 1620!