Utah Considering New Soda Tax

I would submit one probably wasn’t too surprised by Seattle, Philadelphia and a host of California cities adopting additional taxes on sugary beverages, so-called soda taxes, but Utah?? Well, it seems that the soda tax proposal is part of an array of Tax Reform Proposals being entertained by the Tax Restructuring and Equalization Task Force…

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CFA Legal Symposium

It’s not too late though to attend the Coalition of Franchisee Association (CFA) Legal Symposium November 12 & 13 in Las Vegas. The event, which will feature many of the premier franchisee attorneys around the country, will be held immediately after the Restaurant Finance and Development Conference at The Bellagio on the Las Vegas Strip,…

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DDIFO National Conference This Weekend

You may have missed the early bird discount and the discounted rates for accommodations in the DDIFO room block, but you can still attend the 2019 DDIFO National Conference beginning Monday morning at Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Mashantucket, CT. The program will begin with an opening keynote address by Job Creators Network CEO Alfredo…

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Dunkin’ Doings

Congratulations are in order indeed for John Cadete, Eric Eskander and their team at Cadete Enterprises as they were recently named the Dunkin 2018 Franchisees of the Year. The selection is an honor bestowed by Dunkin’ at its annual awards ceremony. John Cadete is also a DDIFO Hall of Fame member, joining that prestigious group…

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Federal Fair Scheduling Bill Refiled

Legislation to require “fair scheduling” in the service sector at the national level was expected to be reintroduced as early as yesterday by democratic presidential candidate and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) in the Senate and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), the top Democrat on the House Labor appropriations subcommittee. The legislation, which will require “fair…

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Use of I-9 Information Before SCOTUS

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) heard oral arguments this week on a case coming out of Kansas relating the use of information taken from the I-9 Form. Kansas v Garcia involves three restaurant workers who were charged by the state of Kansas with identity theft based on fraudulent information included in state…

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Approaching Deadlines: An Eye on the Calendar

As we’ve tried to do over the past several months, now seems a good time to advise you of state law changes that will be taking effect within a few weeks, on or around the first of November. Those of you who live or have business interests in Missouri, New York, Oklahoma and Virginia might…

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Classification Law Moving East

With its recently enacted legislation, AB-5, which significantly alters the ground rules for the classification of employees, California has advanced the political “acceptability” of the “ABC” test first implemented in Massachusetts. Now, it would appear that New York State may be the next state to fall in line on “ABC” classifications. A new labor-backed coalition…

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DC Think Tank Charges NLRB Favors Business

After so many years of National Labor Relations Decisions coming down on the side of organized labor, the tide has now turned according to a liberal Washington DC think tank. The left-leaning Economic Policy Institute released an analysis of NLRB decisions this week that they claim shows a bias in favor of business interests by…

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Extended Until This Afternoon!

We were able to prevail upon Foxwoods Resort and Casino to extend the deadline for our DDIFO Room Block until 3:00 PM today, October 18. So, if you’ve yet to reserve your room accommodations for next week’s 2019 DDIFO National Conference, you can still get a room in the Grand Pequot Tower for the duration…

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