OSHA Issues Vaccine ETS

As we advised in a Membership Update earlier this week, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has completed its draft Vaccine Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) and sent it along to the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) within the Office of Management and Budget for final review. Once…

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Top Legal Advice, Free!

Unlike politicians’ promises for free services – free college tuition, free child tax credits, free universal guaranteed income, free prescription drugs, etc. – there are times when items of great value really are offered for FREE! And, that’s precisely what the Coalition of Franchisee Associations is offering franchisees at its upcoming Annual Legal Symposium in…

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New York COVID Designation, HEROES Act Extended

Last week, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced that Public Health Commissioner Howard Zucker, MD has extended the designation of COVID-19 as a “highly contagious communicable disease” and thereby continued the implementation of the HERO Act. Under the state’s Health and Essential Rights (HERO Act) Act, all employers must implement workplace safety plans establishing procedures…

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EEOC Files COVID ADA Lawsuit

We knew it was coming at some point, and now the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed its first lawsuit alleging an employer violated the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) by not allowing for a “reasonable accommodation” in the COVID era. The particulars in this case involve teleworking – not a major concern to…

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Biden Vaccine Mandate

Last night from the White House, President Biden announced that through the US Department of Labor’s Occupational and Safety Health Administration (OSHA), he will be requiring that all American employers with 100 or more employees mandate that their employees be vaccinated against the coronavirus or produce a negative COVID-19 test on a weekly basis. In…

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State of the Industry

One of the many great presentations given at this week’s 20th Annual Multi-Unit Franchising Conference which concludes today in Las Vegas, was effectively a status report on the state of the franchising industry. Overall, the report by FranData CEO Darrell Johnson pointed to calm seas on the surface with much tumult churning below. As to…

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CFA Day Postponed To June 2022

The lingering apprehension of the COVID-19 pandemic coupled with the resilience of the delta variant has forced the Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) to postpone its annual CFA Lobby Day in Washington DC until next year. As the corona virus continues to cause turmoil across the country, CFA could not get the necessary meetings scheduled…

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Addressing Recruitment & Turnover Challenges in 2021 with Tapcheck!

From the ongoing effects of the COVID pandemic, unemployment premium payments and competing with the “gig economy”, the quick service restaurant industry continues to face crucial labor shortages on top of high employee turnover rates. Owners and managers are seeking new ways to attract and retain staff through company culture and employee benefits. The rise…

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DDIFO National Conference

The DDIFO National Conference has been an annual event the Dunkin’ franchise owner community has always looked forward to and supported. From the opening cocktail reception to our business members’ sponsorships and exhibits, to the Annual DDIFO Hall of Fame Induction luncheon, the National Conference always seemed to be a highlight for all involved. After…

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SBA Expands Targeted EIDL Pool

The SBA Administrator Isabel Guzman has announced that the agency will expand eligibility for its $25 billion cash grant program to a host of additional businesses. SBA’s Targeted Economic Injury Disaster Loan Advance grant program, which provides up to $10,000 to eligible businesses as well as its Supplemental Targeted Advance program ($5,000 follow-up grants) will…

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