http://www.governor.state.nc.us/: Governor McCrory Signs Tax Reform Into Law

Governor Signs North Carolina Tax Overhaul

We advised last week that the NC legislature had passed a complete overhaul of their tax code.  This week, we can officially tell you that Governor Pat McCrory signed the bill into law this past Tuesday.  The new tax code provides an array of tax cuts for businesses and individual tax payers.

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A virtual cup of coffee with DDIFO Executive Director Ed Shanahan

July 14th – Enviormental Reform, Energy Saving Grants, Hall of Fame Nominations

North Carolina’s Changing Environment – North Carolina takes a different view of environmental considerations when it comes to rezoning proposals and the jobs it can represent.  Currently, in Charlotte, residents may protest rezoning issues and force a supermajority requirement on the Charlotte City Council.  The legislature however is within one final vote of passing the Create…

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A virtual cup of coffee with DDIFO Executive Director Ed Shanahan

July 5, 2013 – NYC’s 500th Store, Tip Pooling, CFA Lobby Day

Obama Administration Delays Employer Mandate – Not only big news, but Good News!  The big story of the week was the Obama Administration’s decision to delay the implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate until 2015 – coincidentally after the 2014 mid-term congressional elections, but whatever their reasons . . .  The delay in…

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A virtual cup of coffee with DDIFO Executive Director Ed Shanahan

June 28, 2013 – NLRB Appointments, Tip Pooling, Employee Payment

Supreme Court To Review NLRB Appointments – President Obama’s “recess appointments” to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), which were ultimately declared illegal, continue to make news.  The three appointments, made while the Senate was still in session, were negated by the courts.  Consequently, any decisions (most of which were anti-business) by the NLRB after the…

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A virtual cup of coffee with DDIFO Executive Director Ed Shanahan

June 8th, 2013 – Fair Franchising, Tax Reform, Swipe Fees

Inequities in Franchise Relationship Are A Global Issue – Over the course of the past few weeks, we’ve reported on efforts to enact “fair franchising” legislation in Maine, California and Massachusetts.  Notwithstanding arguments by the IFA and others that infusing a more equitable balance into the franchise relationship would be devastating, the “land down under” now weighs…

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Feeling the Squeeze: Franchisees Face Costly State Laws & Regs

Rising health care premiums. Minimum wage increases. Paid sick leave. Bans on large sugary drinks and Styrofoam containers. Running a business has plenty of challenges even before the government gets involved. And get involved they have: federal, state, and local governments are all looking for ways to squeeze more money out of businesses and individuals,…

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Plotwatt releases Energy Management Performance Guides specific to Dunkin Donut Operators

January 4, 2013, DURHAM, NC – PlotWatt, the Durham-based technology company that provides energy management solutions to quick serve restaurant (QSR) released new energy management tools optimized for Dunkin’ Donuts in the latest version of its software product. Using patent-pending technology which computes itemized appliance-level energy consumption of all major electrical appliances without attached appliance-level hardware, PlotWatt…

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida Spring Franchise Owners Meeting Agenda

2:00 – 2:45 PM  Welcome:  Ed Shanahan, Executive Director, DDIFO “A New Direction – A New Effectiveness!” 2:45 – 3:30 PM  Attorney David J. Daly, of Daly Cavanaugh along with Attorney and CPA Phillip Howell of Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith “Bulk Sales Taxes – A Multiple Choice Question?” 3:30 – 4:30 PM  Attorney Russell S. Buhite of Marshall Dennehey…

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Tampa, Florida Spring Franchise Owners Meeting Agenda

2:00 – 2:45 PM  Welcome:  Ed Shanahan, Executive Director, DDIFO “A New Direction – A New Effectiveness!”   2:45 – 3:30 PM  Attorney James Ervin, a partner in the tax department of Holland & Knight “Bulk Sales Taxes – A Multiple Choice Question?” 3:30 – 4:30 PM  Attorney Nathan Adams of the health care department…

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