The Costly Card-Check

The Employee Free Choice Act of 2009 has franchises lobbying politicians to block the legislation that could ‘dramatically increase labor costs.’ Take Action today!

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Seeking the Best Coffee in a Popularity Contest

The survey results caught the eye of Nate Silver, the baseball-numbers analyst turned political-numbers figured that if the food-guide makers used their usual methodology, it might not mean that Starbucks is favored head to head over runner-up Dunkin’ Donuts, or third-place finisher Peet’s.

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Mandatory Franchise Dispute Arbitration Under Assault

The Federal Arbitration Act, enacted more than 80 years ago, sets the ground rules for the use of arbitration and generally pre-empts state franchise laws that address how legal disputes should be resolved. But there are loopholes, and state courts are increasingly citing them to overturn restrictive arbitration clauses in franchise agreements.

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Coffee Competition

Not only has the Golden Arches stolen share from java leader Starbucks as the place most preferred by coffee drinkers, but McDonald’s has also dislodged Dunkin’ Donuts from its second-place spot, according to the May 2009 survey by BIGResearch of more than 8,000 consumers.

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