Minimum Wage Movement

It seems to be a topic that just won’t go away, but there is still more activity to report on relative to minimum wage increases across the country.  In the District of Columbia, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced in her state of the District address that she will file legislation to mandate a minimum wage of…

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Airports and Minimum Wages

Speaking of Seattle and minimum wage, you will recall that the city of Sea-Tac in Washington state, encompassing the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, was the first in the nation to adopt a $15 minimum.  Not to be outdone, two Massachusetts legislators think airport workers need special protection and have filed bills (SD 2307 / H 3923)…

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Delaware Taxes Due By June 1

For those members who may have created your company in the generally business-friendly state of Delaware, we would point out that taxes for LLP and LP organizations based in Delaware are due by June 1.  Delaware law does not require that LLPs and LPs file an annual report, but they want their taxes on time…

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“Cops on Rooftops” has become a popular fundraising effort for Special Olympics in several states.

Community Charities Run on Dunkin’ Too

The scope and reach of community programs supported by Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees is as impressive as it is impactful. The Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation, which this summer announced another $205,300 in grants to support organizations in the mid-Atlantic region, has helped to raise more than $1 million for non-profits throughout New York, New…

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A virtual cup of coffee with DDIFO Executive Director Ed Shanahan

June 14th, 2013 – Franchisee/Franchisor Roles, Criminal Background Checks, Charity Events, Market Conditions

New Delaware Law Clarifies Franchisee/Franchisor Roles – Earlier this week,Delaware Governor Jake Markell signed into law, HB55, legislation that establishes that the franchisee and franchisor relationship is actually one where the franchisee is considered an independent contractor!  The proposal passed both branches of the Delaware legislature unanimously and is similar to a bill that was passed into law in Georgia last…

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Dunkin Donuts Philadelphia Regional Scholarship Program

Dunkin’ Donuts Philadelphia Regional Scholarship Program: 25 high schools seniors awarded $1,000 scholarships The DDIFO honors the individual Dunkin’ Donuts owners in the Greater Philadelphia region who made these scholarships possible. Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners in the Philadelphia area awarded 25 scholarships of $1,000 each to promising local college-bound students. High school seniors living in…

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For franchisees, a new lender steps up to bat

CNN Money.com reports that a new player is charging into the arid landscape of banks willing to lend to franchise operators. Bancorp Bank, based in Wilmington, Del., said this week that it will launch a new program specifically targeting startup and expanding franchises.

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