LA Minimum Wage Sent To Mayor For Signature

Out on the West Coast, the Los Angeles City Council surprised no one when it gave final approval to an increase in the minimum wage required for hotel workers to $15.37/hour.  The ordinance, which will likely be subjected to legal challenges from the hotel industry, was sent to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti for his…

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Governor Brown Kills Franchisee Relief With SB610 Veto

California Governor Jerry Brown waited until the last day to kill the hope of restoring some semblance balance and equity to the franchise relationship in the Golden State, vetoing the California Franchise Relations Act on the 29th of September.  Had he not taken action by the 30th, the bill would have become law without his…

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Franchise Relations Act Down To The Wire

Speaking of next Wednesday, that’s when we will know whether the California Franchise Relations Act (SB 610) has been signed into law, allowed to become law without the signature of Governor Jerry Brown, or vetoed by him.  You will recall the legislature passed the bill in the latter part of August and the Governor has…

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California Back in the News As LA Votes to Hike Hotel Minimum Wage

The Los Angeles City Council this past week, on a 12 – 3 vote, took steps to dramatically increase the minimum wage to $15.37 per hour by 2017 for hotel workers in the City of Angels!  The specific proposal came about after Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti proposed gradually increasing the minimum wage for all…

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Cancer Warning Labels on Coffee?

With a more and more litigious society, this should not come as any kind of surprise, but it did.  It was reported this week that a California nonprofit group known as the Council on Education and Research on Toxins (CERT) has filed a lawsuit against Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks for not putting cancer warning labels…

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Still Awaiting Action on California Franchise Relations Act

 California Governor Jerry Brown has still not given any indication whether he will or will not sign the California Franchise Relations Act into law.  The bill was enacted by both branches and has been on the Governor’s desk for a number of weeks now.  He has until September 30 to take action on the legislation…

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California, Here We Come…

California’s great gold rush started in 1848. By 1855, some 300,000 came to the Golden State, hoping to strike it rich. Now, 159 years later, there is a new rush going on—this one for a share of the state’s giant coffee market. California is the nation’s most populated state—one out of eight people living in…

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Independent Joe: August/ September 2014

Those attending the Conference – where we’ll celebrate our 25th Anniversary as an independent organization representing Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners – will also experience some cutting edge information with an outstanding program of presentations, the DDIFO Hall of Fame Induction, and an exceptional Exposition Hall with our sponsor/exhibitors providing the goods, services and products that…

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California Franchise Relations Still Waiting on Governor

California Governor Jerry Brown has not yet taken action on the California Franchise Relations Act (formerly SB 610) which the legislature sent him a few weeks ago.  California law gives the Governor until September 30 to sign or veto the legislation, so there is still time for you to send him a letter encouraging him…

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California Franchise Relations Act Before Governor

California Governor Edmund “Jerry” Brown has yet to take action on the California Franchise Relations Act (formerly SB 610) which the legislature sent him last Friday.  Under California law, the Governor generally has 12 days from the date of transmittal to sign legislation however, since he has it in his possession now when the legislature…

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