CFA Lobby Day Fast Approaching

The Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) Lobby Day Forum, planned for June 22 in Washington DC, offers business leaders like Dunkin’ franchise owners from across the footprint a great opportunity to dig deeper into the issues that most affect your operations – and your bottom line! Register now to attend this year’s event and help…

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Registered for CFA Lobby Day Yet?

The Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) Lobby Day Forum, planned for June 22 in Washington DC, offers business leaders like Dunkin’ franchise owners from across the footprint a great opportunity to dig deeper into the issues that most affect your operations – and your bottom line! Why not register now to attend this year’s event…

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Labor Shortage Bill Filed

Although certainly not a silver bullet, legislation was filed late last month to help franchisees address the current labor shortage. The Essential Worker for Economic Advancement Act (EWEA) was filed by Representative Lloyd Smucker (R-PA-11) on March 28. EWEA would create a three-year H-2C visa program for nonimmigrant service workers who would fill nonagricultural jobs…

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Help Pass the EWEA

The filing of the aforementioned Essential Worker for Economic Advancement Act (EWEA) is another prime example of why you should attend the Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) Lobby Day in Washington, DC on June 22, 2022. The CFA Lobby Day gives franchisees across the country a great opportunity to explain to our elected leaders how…

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Make an Impact in Washington DC

In the wake of the aforementioned success, this seems a perfect time to implore our franchisee subscribers to attend the Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) Lobby Day in Washington, DC on June 22, 2022. As evidenced by the very favorable results on ERTC penalty relief that we detailed above, the CFA Lobby Day gives franchisees…

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FTC Nominee Bedoya Advances

On the flip side of the nomination coin, also on Wednesday of this week, Senate Democrats voted 51-50 to advance the nomination of Alvaro Bedoya to serve as a Member of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The Bedoya nomination was tied up in a deadlocked (14-14) Senate Commerce Committee and needed to be advanced by…

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Upcoming CFA Events

It’s time to take out your calendars and make sure you’re clear to attend the next CFA Webinar that DDIFO will host on Monday, April 4, 2022. Always a critically important and timely subject, “Encroachment and Cannibalization in Franchising” will begin promptly at 1:00 EDT and will feature preeminent franchisee attorney, Robert Zarco, founding partner…

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FTC Nominee Deadlocks Committee

In the highly charged and partisan US Congress, another nominee of President Biden has been deadlocked in committee, necessitating additional votes in the Senate to move the nomination forward. The Founding Director of the Center on Privacy and Technology at Georgetown University School of Law as well as a Visiting Professor there, Alvaro Bedoya was…

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Franchisees Turn to Capitol Hill for Help Easing Labor Shortage

While the labor shortage has impacted businesses across the board, franchisees know firsthand how the hospitality space is getting hit especially hard. Many workers in hospitality, who lost their jobs during the pandemic, don’t intend to return to work in the industry, according to research from the career site Joblist that examined the second quarter…

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Tips to recruit and retain workers

In the face of a historic labor shortage, there are several levers franchisees can pull to help recruit and retain workers. One that may not be top of mind is to communicate their plight to state and federal lawmakers. “They are aware of the labor shortage, but they need specific examples from their constituents,” says…

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