DDIFO National Conference

DDIFO will announce our 2017 class of inductees into the Franchise Owners Hall of Fame next week and we’re sure you’ll be just as excited as we are about honoring these outstanding individuals. They’ll be honored at the Hall of Fame Induction luncheon, the closing event of the 2017 DDIFO National Conference at the Foxwoods…

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Miscellaneous

It was bad news all around relative to the restaurant industry economy in the month of July, as both same store sales and traffic both dropped in the height of the summer months and the growth in average ticket slowed to a trickle during the month. SSS fell 2.8 percent during the month, down 1.8…

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More Change in the Air at NLRB

It seems that the broad subject of the NLRB has dominated our writings more than not over the past few months, and it will likely continue. Last week, the US Senate confirmed the nomination of Marvin Kaplan to fill the 4th spot on the Board and then went on its summer recess until Labor Day!…

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Similar Story at EEOC

Although they weren’t as extreme as the NLRB under the Obama administration, there’s change taking place at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as well. The business community should note that last week, President Trump nominated Iraq war veteran Daniel Gade to the final vacant post on the Commission. Gade, a graduate and former professor at…

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Joint Employer Not in the News

Well, maybe I should have said “not in the newsroom”. This week the US Circuit Court of Appeals for DC ruled that CNN did not qualify as a joint employer, overturning an earlier NLRB ruling.  The issue was raised by union technicians who brought suit against CNN and their subcontractor, Team Video Services when the…

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Missouri Minimum Wage Issues Continue

The pendulum has swung again in Kansas City, Missouri on the question of municipal minimum wages as KC voters this week overwhelmingly approved a ballot question to raise the city minimum wage, but the vote is only a symbolic one due to the state legislature having preempted local wage mandates. The specific Kansas City measure,…

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Scheduling Law Takes Hold in Oregon

Oregon became the first state in the nation to impose scheduling mandates and penalties on private retail, hospitality and food services employers when democratic Governor Kate Brown signed Senate Bill 828 into law this week. The “Fair Workweek” law mandates that employers with more than 500 employees provide a “good faith estimate” of hours and…

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The Soda Can Con Continues

There was more info coming out this past week on the Philadelphia soda tax and the havoc it is reaping on the local economy in the City of Brotherly Love. The Tax Foundation released a detailed report one week ago on the Impact of the soda tax and how the tax was failing to achieve…

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CFA Commends NSAAA, Webinar Materials Available

The Coalition of Franchisee Associations, of which DDIFO is a founding member, commended the North American Securities Administrators Association (NSAAA) for the seven new sections it added to Item 19 of the Franchise Disclosure Document to further help guide regulators and protect investors from false or misleading Financial Performance Recommendations. The changes should help small…

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DDIFO National Conference & IdeaXchange

As we get closer to the Labor Day holiday, so too is the DDIFO National Conference just around the corner. The 2017 event will be held at the Foxwoods Resort & Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut on October 30 & 31 and you’ll want to register before early bird pricing ends. The event will kick off…

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