California Dreamin’

But some are bad dreams for certain employers! Fresh off surviving a recall election just two weeks ago, California Governor Gavin Newsom, signed a couple of pieces of legislation into law over the past two weeks that won’t bode well for business going forward. Assembly Bill 1003, provides that employers found guilty of intentional theft…

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More About Third-Party Delivery

It seems as though of late reporting on some issue relating third-party delivery firms and municipalities taking action against them is becoming a weekly feature! About a month ago, we advised that New York City joined San Francisco in capping delivery fees; then the City of San Diego was mandating an itemized breakdown of fees…

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W&M Starts Reconciliation Mark-up

Earlier this week, the U.S. House Committee on Ways & Means announced that it would begin marking up the budget resolution that House and Senate leadership hope to pass without Republican support. “Mark-up” is that point in the legislative process where the responsible committee determines which specific issues are added or removed from the legislation…

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CFA Day Postponed To June 2022

The lingering apprehension of the COVID-19 pandemic coupled with the resilience of the delta variant has forced the Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) to postpone its annual CFA Lobby Day in Washington DC until next year. As the corona virus continues to cause turmoil across the country, CFA could not get the necessary meetings scheduled…

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Attorney Generals Write Congress for PRO Act

Having just advised of the NLRB General Counsel and her strong unionizing proclivities, you should also be aware that the campaign to pass the Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO Act) and implement its many egregious provisions is now in full swing. Just two weeks ago, 17 Attorneys General from around the country –…

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Mass. Governor Proposes $1B in UI Relief

Last week, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker proposed a supplemental budget that would utilize $1 Billion in federal pandemic relief funds to replenish the state Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund. During the height of the coronavirus pandemic with its accompanying layoffs, shutdowns and business closures, the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund, funded by a payroll tax on employers,…

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With an Eye on the Calendar

As we get ready to close out the summer months, there are a number of dates approaching where new laws – or changes to existing laws – will become effective that you need to be aware of. We’ve previously advised you that effective September 1, the sexual harassment laws in the state of Texas will…

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CFA Lobby Day

We’re just over two weeks away from the 2021 Coalition of Franchisee Association Lobby Day and your participation has never been so important. As evidenced by the news items already detailed above, having franchise owners like yourself personally explain to members of Congress the impact of such issues as joint employer, replenishing the RRF and…

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HELP Committee Hears PRO Act Next Week

After the hearing on the above-mentioned nominations, the Senate HELP Committee next week will be focusing on the Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO Act) with a public hearing scheduled for Thursday, July 22. This legislation contains many of the pro-union, anti-business provisions that we’ve been fighting through the CFA over the past decade.…

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Other Changes to Note

Aside from minimum wage increases, the calendar is replete with different changes on a seemingly monthly basis that you need to be aware of. Among these, we would point out that a change in employment law took effect yesterday in the Commonwealth of Virginia imposing a requirement that most employers must now include information in…

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