DOL Persuader Rule Now In Effect

Although there are still challenges in play to the Department of Labor Persuader Rule, the new regulation went into effect this past Monday, April 25.  Notwithstanding, the DOL states the rule is only applicable to arrangements and agreements made on or after July 1, 2016 and to payments made pursuant to arrangement and agreements entered…

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CFA Day Forum

Again we strongly recommend that you plan to attend the 2016 CFA Day Forum March 17-18 at the Hyatt Regency in Washington DC.  Here are 3 simple reasons why you should: The stakes are high. Never before have there been so many anti-business regulations threatening your livelihood. As the saying goes, if you’re not at the…

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CFA Day Forum

We again remind you to consider the 2016 CFA Day Forum on March 17-18 at the Hyatt Regency in Washington DC.  If you’ve yet to decide to attend, here are 3 simple reasons you should do so: The stakes are high. Never before have there been so many anti-business regulations threatening your livelihood. As the saying…

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Congress Passes ObamaCare Repeal

Although it will be quickly vetoed at the White House, Congress passed legislation formally repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on Wednesday of this week.  The Senate had already approved the legislation by a vote of 52-47 last month under the reconciliation process, which meant that only 51 votes were needed for passage in the…

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CFA Day Forum

With all of these kinds of anti-business initiatives being bandied about at the state and local level, it seems the perfect time to get active politically within your own state.  At the same time, you can make a significant impact at the federal level as well by attending the CFA (Coalition of Franchisee Associations) Day…

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Spending Authorization Ready

As they rush to get to their Christmas vacation, Congress also appears set to pass the other half of the deal – an omnibus spending bill necessary to keep the government operating into the New Year.  With critical legislation such as the Omnibus Spending bill, Congress will often try to attach policy riders to piggy-back…

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CFA Lobby Day Forum Scheduled

The Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) has finalized the details for the 2016 CFA Lobby Day in Washington DC on Thursday and Friday, March 17 and 18.  Registration is now open for this exceptional annual program which this year will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Capitol Hill.  More information is available here…

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NLRB Reform Act Filed in US House

As has been expected for some time, a bill seeking to reform the National Labor Relations Board was filed this week in the US House by Representative Joseph Wilson (SC – 2nd District).  Citing a number of the regulatory excesses perpetrated by the NLRB and referring to the organization as the “President’s Labor Bully”, Wilson…

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Eliminating the Cadillac Tax

Congressional appetite to repeal the so-called Cadillac Tax provisions of Obama Care appears to be growing as we get closer to the 2018 effective date for that tax provision.   The “Cadillac Tax” is a non-refundable 40% excise tax on employee premiums that exceed $10,200 and $27,500 for individual and family coverage respectively.  In a letter…

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Obama Now Pushing Federal “Ban The Box”

President Obama last week announced his push to secure passage of federal “Ban the Box” legislation, even going so far as to threaten to enact it by Executive Order if Congress doesn’t pass it.  “Ban the Box” prohibits employers from inquiring whether a job applicant has any kind of criminal record and has been enacted…

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