Maine Fair Franchising Work In Progress

The Small Business Investment Protection Act, LD1458, was the subject of a committee work group meeting just yesterday, so we don’t have a full report on which to advise you yet.  Suffice it to say that the Maine legislative page reports that the matter was tabled, but we’ll have more information later today.  We apologize…

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New Hampshire Fair Franchising Issue For February

We would encourage franchisees regardless of the brand concept who have real concerns about the inequity of the franchisor/franchisee relationship, or have suffered losses as a result of the lack of fair franchising protections in New Hampshire to advise us and plan to attend the NH Legislature’s hearing on fair franchising when it is held…

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McD’s Franchisees Not All Singing Praises

In past hearings on fair franchising proposals, opponents have rounded up some McDonald’s franchise owners to testify against restoring equity and balance to the relationship.  Now comes a report by Janney Capital Markets that crystalizes the outlook that McDonald’s franchisees have for the next six months and rates their relationship with the franchisor.  On a…

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Fair Franchising Soon To Be Scheduled In New Hampshire

Although we do not yet have a date for any public hearing on the issue, the New Hampshire House of Representatives is expected to soon schedule a public hearing on HB 1215, An Act Related to Franchisee Rights, a version of the fair franchising legislation filed recently in a number of state legislatures.  NH Rep…

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Maine Fair Franchising Bill Up For Hearing

The Small Business Investment Protection Act, pending in the Maine Legislature since early in 2013, will be discussed in detail at an upcoming meeting of the Labor, Commerce, Research & Economic Development Committee on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at the State Capital in Augusta.  The bill, filed by Rep. Erin Herbig (D-Belfast), is identified as LD1458,…

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Maine Franchise Owners Host Meet & Greet

The Maine Franchise Owners, a new franchisee organization spearheaded by a couple of Dunkin’ franchisees, will host a Franchise Business Day and Legislator Meet & Greet for franchisees of all brands operating in the state of Maine on January 29, 2014.  The event will be held at the Senator Inn in Augusta beginning at 1…

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Maine Fair Franchising Bill Back On For Another Hearing

The Small Business Investment Protection Act, pending in the Maine Legislature since early in 2013, is back on the schedule for another important hearing before the Labor, Commerce, Research & Economic Development Committee on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at the State Capital in Augusta.  The bill, filed by Rep. Erin Herbig (D-Belfast), is identified 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.

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.

Pennsylvania Fair Franchising Hearing Tuesday

The House Consumer Affairs Committee of the Pennsylvania Legislature will hear public testimony next Tuesday, November 19 at 9:30 AM on HB 1620 in Room 140 of the Main Capital Building in Harrisburg.  Click here to write to the committee members and to ask their support of HB 1620.  If any franchise owners would be available…

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