Small biz taxes: What’s in store

“States are getting slammed, and they will have to make some ugly choices,” says James Horney, a researcher at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a Washington, D.C., think tank.

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IFA calls on Congress for industry aid

The International Franchise Association (IFA) is urging Congress to take action to help franchised business owners weather the current economic crisis and help lead the country out of the recession.

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DDIFO with CFA on Capital Hill

As a member of the Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA), DDIFO participated in the inaugural CFA Day Forum 2009, in Washington DC, February 10th and 11th. Franchisee associations meeting in our nations’ capital as a collective group marks a historic event for the entire franchise community. The mission of the CFA is: “to leverage the collective…

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Mandated Paid Sick Leave

 In the 110th Congress, Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA) and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) introduced the Healthy Families Act (HFA). HFA requires certain employers, who employ 15 or more employees for each working day during 20 or more workweeks a year, to provide a minimum of seven days of paid sick leave per year to employees…

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Arbitration Fairness Act

The Arbitration Fairness Act, which bans binding mandatory arbitration clauses from consumer, employment, and franchise contracts, was reintroduced in the House last week. Rep. Hank Johnson, the original sponsor of the bill, was joined by 36 other House members and will likely get more support in the coming months. Arbitration is a form of alternative…

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Credit Card Fair Fee Act

For years, retailers and merchants have been waging a quiet war with the financial industry over “interchange fees” — the hidden costs of processing credit and debit card transactions that can wipe out a store’s profits while earning banks a pretty penny. Last year Congress stepped into the fracas with legislation that would enable merchants…

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The Card Check Battle Takes to the Airwaves!

Both sides of the Card Check (Employee Free Choice Act) debate have taken to the airwaves to make their point: Watch a couple of the commercials here! Those in support of the act: For those opposed: The Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) and the International Franchise Association (IFA) have both come out against Card Check! Visit…

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