New I-9 Form Released

Early this week, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a new version of the I-9 Form, Employment Eligibility Verification. The new form incorporates the 5 specific changes to the form, each of which is detailed on the USCIS website. The new form was effective and available for use immediately upon its July…

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Homeland Adds 15,000 H-2B Visas

The Department of Homeland Security ended the speculation this week when it announced the issuance of an additional 15,000 H-2B visas for temporary foreign workers in seasonal non-agricultural sectors. Although Congress had authorized the government to more than double the 66,000 H-2B visa limit, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly decided not to go anywhere near…

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Calling All Regulatory Excess!

Shortly after assuming office, President Trump mandated that for every new regulation proposed, federal agencies submit two regulations that should be eliminated. Well, that order is now starting to bear fruit as federal agencies are aggressively looking to identify regulations ripe for elimination. In that vein, the Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy will…

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Senate Labor Committee Advances NLRB Nominees

The names of President Trump’s final two nominees for the NLRB Board have been advanced by the US Senate Health Education Labor & Pension Committee and will go before the full Senate for a final confirmation vote soon. Attorneys William Emanuel and Marvin Kaplan were both approved by a party line vote of 12 –…

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Register Now for CFA Webinar

There’s only a few days left to register for the CFA Webinar entitled: “Franchisors New Financial Performance Requirements: What You Need to Know” being held next Wednesday, July 26 from 11AM – 12 Noon ET. On May 8, 2017, North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) voted to adopt a Financial Performance Representation Commentary for franchises.…

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Soda Tax Appealed to PA High Court

Having been rejected at both the Court of Common Pleas (initial action) and just last month, the Commonwealth Court (appellate level), plaintiffs challenging the Philadelphia soda tax this week brought the issue to the Pennsylvania state Supreme Court. The American Beverage Association, along with the Pennsylvania Beverage Association and several other local business plaintiffs, appealed…

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St. Louis Minimum Wage To Drop

It’s been an up and down battle over the minimum wage in St. Louis for the past several months, but it looks like small businesses may be the final winner as the state preemption of local minimum wages will take effect on August 28 of this year. St. Louis passed its own minimum wage law…

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DDIFO IdeaXchange

DDIFO franchise owner members should now have access to DDIFO IdeaXchange, an online community solely for member Dunkin’ franchisees. The IdeaXchange, initially launched back at the beginning of the month, is the secure online community where we can share important information, ask questions, give advice and/or opinions on current issues and get resources from fellow…

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DDIFO Hall of Fame Nominations

One of the first posts we made on the DDIFO IdeaXchange was of the call for nominations for DDIFO Hall of Fame induction. The 2017 DDIFO Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Luncheon will be held on October 31 in conjunction with the DDIFO National Conference at Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut –…

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Dunkin’ Doings

Maybe it doesn’t qualify under Dunkin’ Doings any longer, but we note that former Dunkin’ Donuts President Paul Twohig has resurfaced as the new Chief Operating Officer for Mod Super Fast Pizza Holdings, effective immediately. Twohig, who has served on Mod’s advisory Board for the past 10 years, announced his retirement from Dunkin’ in April…

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