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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Drive-by Lawsuits

We noted this week a story on the dramatic increase – to record breaking numbers – of lawsuits filed alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Title III. Over 11,000 lawsuits were filed in 2019 – up from just 2700 in 2013 – alleging some violation of the landmark 1990 law. That fact…

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CFA Day Forum Scheduled in DC

The Coalition of Franchisee Associations’ 2020 CFA Day Forum has been confirmed for May 20 in Washington DC and registration is now open. This event is an exceptional opportunity for franchisees to visit with their elected representatives and senators in Congress and discuss the issues that are most impacting your business. This year, the event…

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What Happens in Vegas . . .

A number of DDIFO leaders and members attended the 2019 Restaurant Finance and Development Conference and later the Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) Legal Symposium this week in Las Vegas. At the Restaurant Finance Conference, there was much talk about franchisor and franchisee relationships, and the need to creatively cover rising labor and rent expense. Generally…

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CFA Legal Symposium

The Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) is holding its annual CFA Legal Symposium next week at the Bellagio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The event was established as a vehicle to help franchisees meet with the country’s top franchisee attorneys. This year’s event, which is being held on Wednesday, November 13, in conjunction with…

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CFA Legal Symposium

The Coalition of Franchisee Association (CFA) Legal Symposium, which will be held in Las Vegas on November 12 & 13 is rapidly approaching, but you can still attend and meet with many of the premier franchisee attorneys around the country. The symposium will be held immediately after the Restaurant Finance and Development Conference at The…

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