Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, requiring responsible franchise practices; conferring powers and duties upon the Department of Community and Economic Development; and establishing remedies and penalties.

Pennsylvania Hearing Held/Franchise Owner Points Well Received

The Consumer Affairs Committee of the Pennsylvania General Assembly held their hearing this week on HB 1620, a fair franchising proposal sponsored by state representative Peter Dailey, a former Quiznos franchisee.  About 2 dozen franchisees from a broad array of brands listened as DDIFO and CFA Chairman Keith Miller supported passage of the initiative.  As…

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Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, requiring responsible franchise practices; conferring powers and duties upon the Department of Community and Economic Development; and establishing remedies and penalties.

Important Pennsylvania Fair Franchising Hearing Coming

The House Consumer Affairs Committee of the Pennsylvania Legislature will be holding an important public hearing on HB 1620 , filed by Representative Peter Daley on Tuesday, November 19.  We will be testifying on behalf of DDIFO members along with Coalition of Franchisee Association (CFA) Chairman Keith Miller, but we would encourage many other franchisees…

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Fair Franchising Initiatives Still in Play!

Proposed legislation that would provide some degree of balance and equity in the franchisor-franchisee relationship has been considered in several states thus far this year and is still very much alive in Pennsylvania.  The House Consumer Affairs Committee will be holding a public hearing on HB 1620 on Tuesday, November 19 and DDIFO will be…

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CFA Launches Political Web Site

The Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA), the leading national organization for legislative efforts on behalf of the franchisee community recently launched a great web site to help members lobby effectively at the state and federal level across the country.  CFAvotes.com will provide you with all the contact information you will need to contact your local,…

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IFA Working Against Fair Franchising In PA

In their recent newsletter, the IFA boasted of having had Matt Haller and Dean Heyl travel to Harrisburg, PA. to begin work against HB 1620, which would provide some balance to the franchisee/franchisor relationship.  They are working to build a coalition against the bill, filed by Representative Peter Daley.  In the newsletter, they allege the…

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CFA Webinar Open To DDIFO Franchise Members

As a founding member of the Coalition of Franchisee Associations, DDIFO has long been advocating for program and services that benefit our individual members.  This week’s CFA Webinar is another example of DDIFO delivering on that effort.   At 4 PM this Thursday, September 19, CFA will sponsor: “Does Your Franchise Agreement Pass The Test?” featuring…

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The Fifth Annual CFA Day Forum

The fifth annual CFA Day Forum, held at the Fairmont in Washington, D.C. from July 9-10, was a huge success. Members of 14 associations gathered with vendors, franchise attorneys and government officials to talk about issues that affect franchisees and topics of pertinence to small business owners. During their visit to Capitol Hill, CFA attendees…

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Avon Hardware, et al v. Ace Hardware

The case of Avon Hardware, et al v. Ace Hardware is an Illinois lawsuit that has been appealed to the Illinois Supreme court. The case stems from a disclaimer in the Ace Hardware Franchise Agreement that states that the franchisee couldn’t rely on anything outside the franchise agreement. In considering the purchase of a franchise,…

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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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