DC Pushes Expansion of Living Wage Law

Home of the nation’s capital, the District of Columbia has had a Living Wage Law on the books since 2006.  Its City Council is now looking to expand the reach of that law to include any business that “directly or indirectly benefits” from government contracts or various government assistance programs.  The proposal, filed by Councilwoman…

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CFA Day Forum

With all of these kinds of anti-business initiatives being bandied about at the state and local level, it seems the perfect time to get active politically within your own state.  At the same time, you can make a significant impact at the federal level as well by attending the CFA (Coalition of Franchisee Associations) Day…

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Independent Joe #35 December/ January

After enduring weeks of holiday messages and late-night comedians’ jokes about New Year’s resolutions, now is the time people decide just what they will accomplish in 2016. Jokes about losing weight, getting in shape or giving up bad habits can yield some laughs, but they often don’t result in action. Still, it’s important to look…

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Military Training Makes this Colonel an Effective Dunkin’ Operator

The transition from serving his country to operating a string of successful Dunkin’ Donuts franchises in the Washington D.C. area may seem like a radical change for retired Army Lieutenant Colonel Jerome Johnson, but apparently it was less of an adjustment than one might imagine. Johnson, who retired from active duty after a 22-year career,…

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California Fair Franchise Celebration

This week the Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) will gather in Sacramento for its quarterly Board meeting and to celebrate the signing of the California Franchise Relations Act with a reception on the evening of January 6.  If you would like to attend, contact Misty Chally, Coalition of Franchisee Associations, at 202-416-0270.  We also remind…

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Spending Authorization Ready

As they rush to get to their Christmas vacation, Congress also appears set to pass the other half of the deal – an omnibus spending bill necessary to keep the government operating into the New Year.  With critical legislation such as the Omnibus Spending bill, Congress will often try to attach policy riders to piggy-back…

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16 Week Paid Leave Introduced in DC

In the “frosting on the cake” category, Washington DC Councilman David Grosso this week filed legislation that would mandate up to 16 weeks of paid family leave for all employees in the District of Columbia!  The proposal would require that all non-federal employers pay into a city-managed fund (what could go wrong with that?) that…

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CFA Lobby Day Forum

The Coalition of Franchisee Associations schedules an annual lobbying day in the nation’s capital where franchise owners can meet with their representative and senators to discuss issues of concern to the franchisee community. This year’s CFA Day Forum will be held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington DC on March 24 & 25. The…

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CFA Lobby Day Forum

Speaking of the CFA and the benefits we derive as a member organization (actually a founding member organization) reminds me that it’s not too early to begin planning to attend the CFA Day Forum in Washington DC, March 24 & 25.  The CFA Day Forum is a great opportunity for you to get to the…

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CFA Forms State Congress To Coordinate Efforts

The Washington DC-based Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) recently announced the creation of the CFA State Congress, an undertaking to help identify franchisee leaders in states across the country who would be willing to take a leadership role in helping the franchisee community organize and advocate for more fair franchising rights in states across the…

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