NLRB OKs Cell Phone Ban in Workplace

Two weeks ago, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a final ruling reversing the decision of the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) in the case of Colt Beverage where the ALJ found that a company prohibition on the use or possession of a personal cell phone in the work area violated the employee’s rights under…

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CFA Congressional Teleconference Rescheduled

A Conversation with Congressman Chip Roy, the lead republican sponsor of the now passed Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act, has been rescheduled for next Monday, June 8 for one hour beginning at 10:45 AM. This Congressional Teleconference is the first in a new CFA sponsored monthly series of Tele-town Hall meetings where CFA member franchisees…

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State and Local Issues of Note

With so much of the nation’s focus these past three months on the COVID-19 pandemic – and more recently, protests over the tragic killing of George Floyd, state and local issues that can impact your business could easily be overlooked. In the hope of keeping you informed of some of those possible oversights, we advise…

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Dunkin’ Doings

All would agree it has been a very long 3 months for small business owners across the country – certainly including Dunkin’ franchisees, but steadily, Dunkin US sales conditions are looking up. On June 3, Dunkin’ posted a SEC update that showed US Dunkin same store sales (SSS) improving from -25% for week ending April…

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More Business Liability Shields Put in Place

Last week, we advised you of some of the movement in different states around the idea of shielding private businesses from COVID-19 lawsuits so long as they operate within the parameters of various government edicts (state or federal regulations, executive orders or guidance. Up to this point, the focus has almost exclusively been protecting the…

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In-N-Out Joins Business Interruption Insurance Lawsuit

A legal challenge against insurance providers for denying losses claimed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic welcomed another voice last week. In-N-Out Burger, the privately-held California-based burger company filed suit against Zurich American Insurance, with which the chain has a $250 million “all risk” policy. The company argues their coverage policy “contains no exclusion…

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