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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At Least They’re Turning!

There’s that old saying that the wheels of government turn slowly, and they may even be stopped altogether in many instances, but, the reality is that the federal government is moving favorably for small business on a number of issues. The Department of Labor is moving forward on several fronts that you will want to…

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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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CFA Webinar on July 26

A few months back, the North American Securities Administration (NASAA) added some requirements on the part of franchisors making certain Item 19 Financial Performance Representations. As a result, effective May 8th of this year, franchisors are required to made those representations more transparent and less susceptible to manipulation. To keep you aware of these important…

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Joint Employer Briefs to SCOTUS

Perhaps the lightening rod of all NLRB decisions during the tenure of General Counsel Griffin was the Board’s rewriting of the definition of joint employer. As the Browning-Ferris decision reverberated through business circles, the NLRB upped the ante when they began liberally applying their new standard to an array of industries and companies (McDonald’s, DirectTV,…

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Swipe Fee Cap Safe in House, For Now

When talking about legislation at the federal, state or local level, victories can be fleeting and the old adage about not counting your chickens until they hatch comes into play. Such is the case currently with the Financial CHOICE Act of 2017 in the US House of Representatives. On Wednesday evening, House Republican leadership agreed to…

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AAFD To Honor CFA’s Keith Miller

The American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD) will be celebrating its 25th Anniversary Franchisee Leadership Summit from April 30 – May 3 at the Indian Wells Resort & Spa in Indian Wells, California. At the event’s Franchising Awards banquet and gala on Tuesday, May 2, the organization will present Coalition of Franchisee Association (CFA)…

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Florida Bill Clears First Hurdle

Good news came out of Tallahassee earlier this week with the Senate Committee on Regulated Industries voting favorably on the Protect Florida Small Business Act (SB 750). The 7-2 vote came at the conclusion of the public hearing (SB 750 discussion begins at 19:00 minute mark +/-) on the proposal that was sponsored by Senator…

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CFA Lobby Day and Forum Rescheduled

The Coalition of Franchisee Associations has announced that the CFA Lobby Day and Forum in Washington DC has been rescheduled for October 25-26 and they’ve kept the same great programming. An updated schedule of events is available with the event beginning with a congressional reception on Wednesday, October 25, followed by a day on the…

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