Sub-Committee Appointed To Refine New Hampshire Fair Franchising Bill

At the conclusion of its public hearing on HB1215, the fair franchising bill pending in the NH House of Representatives, the Commerce and Consumer Affairs Committee appointed a sub-committee to work through the issue in greater detail.  The sub committee, chaired by Representative Kermit Williams (D-Wilton), will also include Representative Chris Muns (D-Hampton), and Representative…

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Maine Legislation Still Awaiting House Floor Debate

No word yet of when Maine’s legislation, LD1458, will be debated on the floor of the House of Representatives.  You will recall that there were three reports coming from the Joint Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development vote on the legislation, the final being to further study the issue.  In light of that…

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Franchisees In North Carolina and New Jersey

We advised a few weeks ago that there were franchisees with a number of different brands looking to meet with other franchisees in both North Carolina and New Jersey in order to network and possibly discuss issues of mutual interest.  We have heard from several of you interested in participating and wanted to make sure…

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CFA Day Forum Registration Now Open

Speaking of the Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA), their annual CFA Forum and Lobby Day in Washington DC has been scheduled and registration is now open.  CFA Lobby Day presents an exceptional opportunity for members to speak with their Senators and Representatives in Congress and advise them of the issues and concerns of the franchising…

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Maine Fair Franchising Work In Progress

The Small Business Investment Protection Act, LD1458, was the subject of a committee work group meeting just yesterday, so we don’t have a full report on which to advise you yet.  Suffice it to say that the Maine legislative page reports that the matter was tabled, but we’ll have more information later today.  We apologize…

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New Hampshire Fair Franchising Issue For February

We would encourage franchisees regardless of the brand concept who have real concerns about the inequity of the franchisor/franchisee relationship, or have suffered losses as a result of the lack of fair franchising protections in New Hampshire to advise us and plan to attend the NH Legislature’s hearing on fair franchising when it is held…

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McD’s Franchisees Not All Singing Praises

In past hearings on fair franchising proposals, opponents have rounded up some McDonald’s franchise owners to testify against restoring equity and balance to the relationship.  Now comes a report by Janney Capital Markets that crystalizes the outlook that McDonald’s franchisees have for the next six months and rates their relationship with the franchisor.  On a…

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Final Reminder of CFA Webinar Next Friday

We want to remind you one last time of the Coalition of Franchisee Association (CFA) Webinar, CFAVotes – Navigating The Only Legislative Website For Franchisees to be held one week from today on January 24 at 11:00 AM ET.  The CFAVotes website is becoming increasingly important as DDIFO, CFA and other franchisee associations become more…

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Fair Franchising Soon To Be Scheduled In New Hampshire

Although we do not yet have a date for any public hearing on the issue, the New Hampshire House of Representatives is expected to soon schedule a public hearing on HB 1215, An Act Related to Franchisee Rights, a version of the fair franchising legislation filed recently in a number of state legislatures.  NH Rep…

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Maine Fair Franchising Bill Up For Hearing

The Small Business Investment Protection Act, pending in the Maine Legislature since early in 2013, will be discussed in detail at an upcoming meeting of the Labor, Commerce, Research & Economic Development Committee on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at the State Capital in Augusta.  The bill, filed by Rep. Erin Herbig (D-Belfast), is identified as LD1458,…

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