Florida, Chicago & Denver on Minimum Wages

As we’ve anticipated, the Florida Minimum Wage petition has met the signature threshold and is headed for the ballot in November 2020. The Florida Division of Elections has officially certified over 768,000 voter signatures (766,200 are required for 2020 petitions). The petition, which will appear on the 2020 ballot as Amendment 2, will increase the…

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Chicago Council Passes Fair Workweek Law

The Chicago City Council unanimously approved the “Fair Workweek” that mandates at least a two week notice of work schedules and provides penalty pay for those whose schedules are changed within that two week timeframe. The final ordinance, which was spearheaded by new Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, covers eight different industries from restaurants to manufacturing…

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Competitor News

A group of Democratic senators, 5 of whom are candidates for the democratic presidential nomination and have pandered to protesters against the company in past weeks, wrote Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta to demand a “full investigation” into workplace violence against McDonald’s employees.  They wrote in response to an OSHA complaint against one location filed…

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From the Find New Taxes File . . .

San Francisco voters will decide on a ballot measure slated for next November that calls for instituting a new CEO tax on certain companies in the “City By The Bay.” The Excessive CEO Salary Tax earmarks the estimated $80 million in new revenue it would generate for mental health and substance abuse programs within the…

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“Fair Workweek” Proposals Spreading

Not unlike the waves from minimum wage battles, consideration of so-called Fair Workweek legislation is also spreading across the nation. Fair workweek laws generally provide that employers provide workers with a minimum (usually 10 – 14 days) period of notice of their work schedule and any deviation from that schedule requires an additional “predictability payment”…

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Don’t Risk Your Network! Learn more at the Illinois Franchise Meeting

Learn how to protect your network from employment nightmares. Illinois elected officials are passing more laws mandating that employers provide more benefits to their employees. In fact this week, Northbrook opted in to the Cook County paid sick leave law! And, just over the past month or so, Illinois expanded the reach of the Illinois Wage…

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CFA Inaugural Legal Symposium

The Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) inaugural legal symposium will be held in a couple of weeks on Wednesday, October 24 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place. Although the CFA room block is now closed, rooms may still be available. Attendees will hear from top franchisee attorneys Robert Zarco with Zarco, Einhorn, Salkowski & Brito,…

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CFA Inaugural Legal Symposium

The Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) inaugural legal symposium will be held in one month on Wednesday, October 24 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place (with rooms available in the CFA block at a discounted $179 per night) in Chicago . Franchisees already confirmed from more than a dozen other national brands will hear from…

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CFA Inaugural Legal Symposium

The Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) inaugural legal symposium will be held just over one month from now in Chicago on Wednesday, October 24 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place (with rooms available in the CFA block at a discounted $179 per night). Franchisees already confirmed from more than a dozen other national brands will…

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