New I-9, But Same Old Risk

The new I-9 Form, which the US Citizens and Immigration Service (USCIS) published a few months ago will be required for all employers on January 22, 2017.  Although not mandatory until the 22nd, the form is available online now from USCIS and may be used immediately.  The I-9 Form itself may be new, with features…

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What’s Brewing: Bans, Minimum Wage Walkout, Fair Franchising

As if the daily tasks of running your Dunkin’ Donuts aren’t enough to keep you busier than busy, ever-changing laws and regulations can add more stress to your days. From attempted bans on soda products and successful bans on foam cups to calls for increased minimum wage and fees on worker immigration programs, it pays…

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E-Verify Offline Due To Federal Shutdown

One of the immediate casualties of Washington’s inability to take care of business and the resulting shutdown has been the E-Verify system for checking the legal status of immigrants applying for employment. Despite the fact that the system has been and will continue to be down until the shutdown ends, the US Immigration and Citizenship…

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7-Eleven Indictments a Cautionary Tale for all Franchisees

We took great notice of the recent news coverage that several 7-Eleven franchisees were among those indicted in a far-reaching case of immigrant exploitation. According to the New York Times, franchisees “recruited more than 50 illegal immigrants and gave them identities stolen from American citizens, including children and dead people. The employees worked for 100…

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A virtual cup of coffee with DDIFO Executive Director Ed Shanahan

June 23, 2013 – Fair Franchising, Tip Pooling, Competitor News, Hiring Issues

More West Coast Movement on Fair Franchising – Although it is not yet over, good news continues to stream out of California on the Fair Franchising initiative.  This week, the California Assembly’s Committee on the Judiciary approved the bill on a 7-2 vote with one member absent and not voting.  The bill has now been sent to the Assembly’s Committee…

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ICE Expands Chipotle Hiring Practices Probe

Nation’s Restaurant News reports that Federal investigators visited as many as 30 Chipotle locations across the country this week in an ongoing criminal investigation into the fast-casual chain’s hiring practices.

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Independent Joe – December 2010

We are pleased to introduce to you the Seventh Issue of Independent Joe, the quarterly magazine by DD Independent Franchise Owners for Dunkin’ Donuts Franchise Owners. This issue was published in December 2010.

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Immigration-The Dunkin’ Donuts Success Story

The story that Kevin McCarthy told at the National Immigrant Integration Conference (NIIC) on September 30, is one that is familiar to most Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners, particularly those who have been in the system for a while. It is their story – how hard working immigrants could build something for themselves, their families and for the company that gave them the opportunity.

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Concern grows over Arizona immigration law

Nation’s Restaurant News reports thet Arizona’s strict anti-illegal immigration legislation that was signed into law last month has provoked a growing number of boycotts and concerns among hospitality operators in the state.

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