New York Wage Board Decision Postponed

Coincidentally in the wake of a story that 15,000 New York state workers earn less than $15/hour, the Wage Board appointed by Governor Cuomo postponed their July 13 decision making meeting until July 22 in Albany.  In its July 13 edition, the New York Post reported on some 15,000 state workers earning below what the…

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Oregon Latest to “Ban The Box”

The state of Oregon become the latest to pass legislation into law that restricts the ability of employers to ask applicants about past criminal convictions.  The measure (HB3025), signed into law by Oregon Governor Kate Brown last month, prohibits employers from excluding job applicants from an initial interview solely due to a past criminal conviction. …

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2015 National Conference

Earlier this week, we announced that Dr. Sneh Desai will give the opening presentation at the 2015 DDIFO National Conference at Caesar’s Palace on Monday, September 21.  Dr. Sneh is an internationally renowned motivational speaker and author that you will not want to miss!.   Registration for the Conference is now open and members are encouraged…

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Competitor News

Out of the Chicago area, we took note of the recent news report that despite closing a host of stores in the greater Chicago area during the Great Recession, Krispy Kreme is looking to expand again in the area.  The Winston-Salem (NC) based company has signed a deal to open eight locations in Chicago and…

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Golf Anyone?

The 2015 John Henderson Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit Special Olympics RI will be held at the Kirkbrae Country Club in Lincoln, RI on Monday, August 3.  For more information, contact Dennis DeJesus with RI Special Olympics at (401) 349-4900.  In addition, the 18th Annual Dunkin’ Donuts George Mandell Memorial Golf Tournament will be held…

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A National Event

2015 marks the fifth year DDIFO will hold a National Conference and the second year it’s happening in Las Vegas. Executive Director Ed Shanahan is looking forward to the excitement that comes with Caesar’s Palace, not only because of its location on the Strip, but also because of the history and spirit that’s as much…

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Caesar’s Palace is home to the 2015 DDIFO National Conference

Of all the meetings Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners are invited to attend in a given year, few offer the variety of perspectives that the DDIFO National Conference does. Not only is it an opportunity to network with franchisees from across the system – some of whom have been with Dunkin’ since the early days, –…

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FDA Delays Menu Labeling

The menu labeling mandate which was to take effect on December 1, 2015 has been delayed by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for another year, now not becoming effective until December 1, 2016.  In announcing the delay to the compliance date of another year, the FDA acknowledged that it needed the extra time to…

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ACA Reporting Requirements

With all the various legal hurdles now having been cleared, the Affordable Care Act is the law of the land and consequently, employer reporting requirements are now kicking in.  The IRS has issued a number of draft reporting forms and certain large employers will be required to submit their reports electronically.  Consequently, employers are well…

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California Franchise Relations Hearing on Tuesday

Although scheduled for this past week, the California Senate Business & Professions Committee delayed its hearing on AB525, the Fair Franchising legislation until this coming Tuesday, July 14.  Talks between the opposing sides on the bill continue and the Committee appears hopeful of resolving a number of sticking points before calling the measure for a…

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