DDIFO Chicago Meeting

We’re safely getting back into the swing of member meetings and following all CDC protocols when our first meeting since before the pandemic is held at the Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O’Hare Hotel on Wednesday, June 16. The program, Thriving as a Franchise Employer in the New Normal, will begin at 11:30 AM and feature Chicago-based labor…

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Northeast Regional Meeting

We’ll be following up our Chicago meeting with the Northeast Regional Meeting just one week later on Wednesday, June 23 at the Framingham Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center. Again beginning at 11:30 AM, we’ll focus on the myriad changes to labor and employment law that directly impact you as a franchisee and an employer in…

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It’s Time!!!

As states around the country prepare to end their states of emergency and lift all restrictions on business operations, we are anxious to get back to some semblance of normal. In that vein, we will sponsor two IN-PERSON meetings next month at which, we will cover some very important and timely information. On Wednesday, June…

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DDIFO Wednesday Webinars

After a brief respite, DDIFO has again scheduled a couple of timely and informative webinars in the coming weeks that you will want to plan on attending. In just a few weeks, on Wednesday, May 12 at 2:00 PM EDT, we’ll take a closer look at a few of the myths about background checks that…

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Expanding the Ban the Box Restriction

Late last month, Illinois Governor Pritzker signed into law Senate Bill 1480, amending the Illinois Human Rights Act and expanding restrictions on the use of criminal background checks for employment purposes. The new law also obligates employers in the Land of Lincoln (who are required to file the federal EEO-1 report) to also submit equal…

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D.C. Imposes Sweeping Ban on Non-Compete Agreements

The District of Columbia City Council has enacted legislation banning the use of non-compete provisions in almost all employment agreements and workplace policies. Effective February 11, 2021, the Act does not contain any retroactivity provisions for non-compete agreements in existence before its effective date, but it does require employers to modify existing employment policies (as…

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Register for Next Week’s CFA Webinar

As evidenced in some of the stories above, the Biden-Harris administration is going to be implementing many significant changes in labor and employment laws and regulations that will dramatically impact franchise owners across the country. To help you better prepare for those changes, the Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) is sponsoring a webinar: Updates to…

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Upcoming Webinar Events

We pleased to announce a couple of new webinars have been scheduled that you may want to attend. DDIFO will host another very timely webinar sponsored by the Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) on Tuesday, January 26 from 3:00 – 4:00 PM EST. Updates to Labor and Employment Law will feature attorney Rob Bernstein, a…

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Another Look at the Calendar

As this is the last Small Regular No Sugar before the New Year, we want to again remind you to be aware that many laws and business requirements will change with the turn of the calendar. Toward that end, be aware that a number of changes will occur in California employment law on January 1,…

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A Vaccine on the Way?

As we enter flu season, and likely with a COVID-19 vaccine on the horizon from at least two different pharmaceutical firms, employers should be mindful of compliance concerns regarding employees being required to receive certain vaccinations. For those who missed yesterday’s CFA Webinar (COVID-19 Sticking Points: Mandatory Vaccinations and Other Developing Issues) featuring attorneys from…

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