CFA Congressional Teleconference Rescheduled

A Conversation with Congressman Chip Roy, the lead republican sponsor of the now passed Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act, has been rescheduled for next Monday, June 8 for one hour beginning at 10:45 AM. This Congressional Teleconference is the first in a new CFA sponsored monthly series of Tele-town Hall meetings where CFA member franchisees…

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Effort to Amend PPP Provisions in CARES Act

Notwithstanding the above and other requirements of the Paycheck Protection Program, a serious effort is now underway in Washington to amend some of the provisions of the CARES Act. Specifically, the Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) and other business allies in the Nation’s Capital are working to better educate Congress on the needs of the…

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Webinar on Reopening Today at Noon

The Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) is sponsoring another “don’t-miss” webinar today, May 8 from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM. Attorney Robert Bernstein, a partner with the Laner Muchin Law Firm out of Chicago will be presenting: Reopening Your Business: A Legal Guide for Franchisees. As COVID-19 restrictions on businesses begin to ease in a…

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There’s Still An Action Alert on PPP Funding

Notwithstanding the current stand-off in Congress, efforts are still underway in the US Senate to appropriate additional funds for the critical Paycheck Protection Program. As we reported last week, the Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) was asking all franchisees to contact Congress to urge the appropriation of additional funds for this program. This week, that…

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Action Alert on PPP

In light of the Senate failure to pass additional funds as detailed above, the House is now working on its own version of legislation to amend the CARES Act and expand the PPP, but party politics will continue to play a role and we need your help to make sure franchisees are protected. The Coalition…

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COVID-19 Webinars

Join the Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) and the International Franchise Association (IFA) at 11:45 a.m. ET this morning for a webinar providing a more detailed look at the Paid Leave requirements of the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act, signed into law by the President last week along with some of the provisions pending in…

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Interactive Conference Call on Coronavirus Response Act

All Dunkin’ franchisees will want to register to participate in a Coalition of Franchisee Associations interactive conference call at 2:00 PM ET today, March 20. The conference call, entitled “What the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Means to Franchisees”, will be led by Glenn Spencer, senior vice president for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Employment…

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CFA Webinar Next Monday

The Coalition of Franchisee Associations will also host two important and exceedingly timely webinars focused on challenges from the coronavirus crisis. First off, next Monday, March 23 from 2:00 – 3:00 PM Eastern Time, attorney Nate Riordan, founder of West Coast Franchise Law, will present “Emergency Advice for Your Business During the Pandemic from a…

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CFA Webinar on Tuesday

And then on Tuesday, March 24, CFA will host another important webinar to answer your questions about the coronavirus pandemic and what it means for the franchise workplace. Don’t miss Fisher Philips attorneys Hagood Tighe and Andria Ryan, both employment law experts who also spoke at the CFA Legal Symposium, presenting “COVID-19: Workplace Guidance for…

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Miscellaneous

We want to acknowledge and thank CFA Executive Director Misty Chally for the great job she did representing franchisee associations on the Stuart Varney Show on Fox Business television earlier this week. Misty was interviewed about the needs of the franchising industry in these chaotic times of COVID-19. Congrats, Misty and thank you!  We also…

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