Philadelphia Mandates Sick Leave

Although he vetoed sick leave mandates on two occasions in the past, apparently the third time was the charm for Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter who signed the mandate into law last week.  The Philadelphia City Council had passed the sick leave bill, which mandates one hour leave for every 40 hours worked, earlier on February…

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Sick Leave As A Presidential Campaign Issue

Most will remember that President Obama called for adoption of mandatory sick leave for all employees earlier this year in his State of the Union address.  Now, in the wake of Philadelphia passing it into law, and two bills being filed in Congress to mandate it, presumed democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton quickly tweeted out her…

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Zarco Presenting At DDIFO Florida Meeting

Renown franchise attorney Robert Zarco has confirmed as the presenter for the Orlando District meeting on February 26 at the Four Points by Sheraton Orlando Studio City Hotel.  Attorney Zarco, founding partner of Zarco Einhorn Salkowski & Brito, will be presenting on the Affordable Care Act and its ramifications for franchise owners as well as…

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Northeast Regional Member Meeting

Members will also want to plan on attending the Northeast Regional meeting to be held on March 5 at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel and Conference Center in Framingham, Mass.  DDIFO Restaurant Analyst John Gordon will be presenting important Wall Street insights and information on Dunkin’ as well as other major issues in the restaurant space. …

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Senator Susan Collins Completes CFA Lobby Forum Lineup

The Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) has finalized its speaker lineup for the 2015 CFA Day Forum at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC on March 24 – 25, 2015 with the addition of Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), the prime sponsor and driving force behind the “40 Hours is a Full Work Week” bill. …

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Multi-Unit Franchising Conference & DDIFO Discount

We remind you again that the 2015 Multi-Unit Franchising Conference will be held at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas April 8 – 10 and DDIFO members may register for the event at the discounted rate of $495 by using the special discount promo code, BrancaDD15.  Hotel registrations should be made using this unique web link…

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Competitor News

Starbucks announced earlier this week that they will soon be launching a high-end subscription service for “reserve” coffees – at a cost of $288 per year.  This comes on the heels of announcing a few weeks back that they were entering the matchmaking business as well, entering an agreement with Internet dating service Match.com.  Under…

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“Joint Employer” Subject of Senate Hearing

The US Senate took a major first step into the “joint employer” debate last week when it held a hearing on the NLRB efforts to dramatically expand the longtime definition.  The hearing was held by the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, chaired by Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN).  Earlier this year, Senator Alexander, along…

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Coalition Created To Preserve Existing Definition

On the subject of the “joint employer” issue, a host of national business groups have joined forces to create the “Coalition to Save Local Businesses”.  The coalition was announced this week in Washington, DC. and is comprised of  the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Restaurant Association, the National Retail Federation, the Coalition of Franchisee…

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Table For 2 At The Food Truck??

A bill has been filed in the North Carolina legislature that will allow food trucks operating in the state to offer seating to their customers.  The legislation, filed in the NC General Assembly by state Senator Jerry Tillman, allows a food stand to provide tables and chairs for customers without obtaining a restaurant permit.  We…

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