CFA Day Scheduled for May 9

The Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) has confirmed its annual CFA Day in Washington, DC for May 9. The 2018 CFA Day is a golden opportunity to unite with franchisees from 17 different brands in various industries from across the United States to learn about pressing legislative issues and advocate for franchisee issues before members…

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House Passes ‘drive-by lawsuit’ Fix

The US House of Representatives yesterday passed HR 620, which requires that business owners be given details about alleged ADA violations and a time to cure the default before a lawsuit can be initiated. The ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017, which has long been a priority of the Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA),…

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MUFC Conference

We’ve noted that the popular Multi-Unit Franchising Conference (MUFC) is set to take place in Las Vegas on April 3 – 6, 2018. Registration is now available with the “Early Rate” fee for franchisees of $795 expiring on March 16, 2018. After that date, the franchisee registration fee increases to $895. However, as DDIFO is…

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Drive-by Lawsuit Hearing

The Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA), of which DDIFO is a founding member, has been working hard over the past several years to get Congress to stop the proliferation of so-called drive-by lawsuits. Well, its hard work is finally starting to show some results as this week the Senate Committee on the Judiciary held a…

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Inside House Tax Reform

Speaking of the work of the CFA, they sent out a summary recently of the key provisions contained in the House Tax Reform proposal, The Tax Cut and Jobs Act. Currently being marked up in the House Ways & Means Committee, the legislation provides for a reduction in tax brackets from 7 to 4 with…

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Secretary Announces Apprenticeship Task Force

Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta has announced the members of the new Apprenticeship Task Force and franchisees should be proud of their participation in Coalition of Franchisee Associations among others. The CFA was instrumental in guiding task force appointments that would best represent the interests of small business man and woman.  With CFA input, we…

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CFA Commends NSAAA, Webinar Materials Available

The Coalition of Franchisee Associations, of which DDIFO is a founding member, commended the North American Securities Administrators Association (NSAAA) for the seven new sections it added to Item 19 of the Franchise Disclosure Document to further help guide regulators and protect investors from false or misleading Financial Performance Recommendations. The changes should help small…

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At Least They’re Turning!

There’s that old saying that the wheels of government turn slowly, and they may even be stopped altogether in many instances, but, the reality is that the federal government is moving favorably for small business on a number of issues. The Department of Labor is moving forward on several fronts that you will want to…

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Register Now for CFA Webinar

There’s only a few days left to register for the CFA Webinar entitled: “Franchisors New Financial Performance Requirements: What You Need to Know” being held next Wednesday, July 26 from 11AM – 12 Noon ET. On May 8, 2017, North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) voted to adopt a Financial Performance Representation Commentary for franchises.…

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