Changes to COBRA benefits

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 created changes to COBRA benefits which impact employers, like Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners.

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Swine flu: A proactive Response

Nixon Peabody LLP issued this OSHA Alert on 4/28/2009

On Sunday, April 26, 2009, the U.S government declared a public health emergency concerning the outbreak of swine influenza A (H1N1; “Swine Flu”)

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Sen. Arlen Specter is Switching to the Democratic Party

The democrats are closer to having the 60 votes needed to overcome procedural hurdles in the Senate now that Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., has decided to switch parties. It’s unclear how Specter’s party switch will affect his stance on “Card Check”.

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DDIFO to Attend AAFD Annual Conference

Kevin McCarthy, DDIFO Chairman will be attending the American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD) Annual Conference, April 30th thru May 3rd on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas.

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Starbucks Lawsuit May be Class-action

The lawsuit of a Starbucks store manager in Florida who claims the company violated federal law by not paying overtime was granted conditional class-action status this week by a U.S. District Court judge in Broward County.

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