Good News, Bad News

Workers at a Long Island, New York location of the retail giant Target rejected unionizing a couple of weeks ago by an overwhelming vote of 118 – 39! The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Union has tried on a number of occasions to unionize Target workers, but has failed in each instance. New York…

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Cuomo Endorses Expansion of Paid Leave

Although he has still yet to sign the legislation or officially indicate that he will sign it, newly re-nominated democrat New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has made clear that he does intend to expand the state paid sick leave law to allow for bereavement leave of up to 12 weeks. The legislature passed the bereavement…

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Maryland Healthy Working Families Act

Maryland franchisees are encouraged to consider attending a luncheon program on October 2, 2018 that will provide details on the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act (MHWFA) and help them understand their obligations under the law. The program, which will be held at the Holiday Inn Columbia East in Jessup, Maryland, will feature Ms. Tralene Putnam,…

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CFA Inaugural Legal Symposium

The Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) inaugural legal symposium will be held in one month on Wednesday, October 24 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place (with rooms available in the CFA block at a discounted $179 per night) in Chicago . Franchisees already confirmed from more than a dozen other national brands will hear from…

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Dunkin’ Doings

DD is 49th most popular brand with generation Z – here Generation Z is comprised of people born after 1997, and Business Insider has identified the top 100 brands of this new generation. Generally speaking, they are loyal to companies that are healthy, socially-conscious and technologically connected. And on another note, to kick off the…

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NLRB Moves to Fix Joint Employer

It may have been a long time coming, but the National Labor Relations Board is again moving to correct the egregious 2015 ruling on the joint employer definition. Yesterday, the NLRB released a draft rule that rolls back the new definition of joint employer the agency created in its Browning Ferris decision back in 2015.…

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McDonald’s VS. SEIU

Speaking of the joint employer rule and NLRB, the heavyweight battle between the Golden Arches and Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the money and force behind the Fight for $15 and other worker advocacy initiatives, is just getting bigger and broader. McDonalds Corporation last week retained management-side law firm giants Littler Mendelson and Morgan Lewis…

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Business Still Targets Gaston Pearce

And the third leg of this week’s NLRB stool shows the business community continuing its strong opposition to the re-nomination of democrat and former Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce to another five year term on the National Labor Relations Board. Business groups are lobbying Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) hard in opposition to Pearce with…

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Soda Tax Preemption in Washington

Voters in Washington State will have the opportunity to do the same thing that California legislators did a few months ago when I-1634 is on the ballot in November. Initiative-1634 is an initiative petition that would prohibit local communities from levying new or increased taxes, fees or assessments on raw or processed foods, beverages, or…

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Profit Must Be a Dirty Word

At least it seems to be in Portland Oregon! The city is set to advance an initiative to the November ballot that would impose a one percent gross receipts surcharge on businesses with more than $1 billion in national revenue and over $500,000 revenue within the city. The city council is currently debating whether to…

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