House Passes Joint Employer “Fix”

Earlier this week by a vote of 49 – 46, the US House of Representatives passed the Save Local Business Act, (H.R. 3441) sponsored by Alabama Representative Bradley Byrne. The legislation was drafted in response to the egregious expansion of the joint employer definition by the National Labor Relations in the Browning-Ferris decision just over…

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Congratulations

We want to congratulate Bob Cresanti, President & CEO of the International Franchise Association and Cicely Simpson, Executive Vice President for Policy and Government Affairs at the National Restaurant Association for both being named among the Top Lobbyists in Washington, DC. The fact that both Bob and Cicely were speakers at the 2017 DDIFO National…

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Congratulations!

We took note of two individuals in the listing of the top 100 lobbyists in Washington DC and we want to congratulate them both on being named – Robert Cresanti, President and CEO of the International Franchise Association and Cicerly Simpson, Vice President of the National Restaurant Association.  Bob joined the IFA in 2014 to…

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Dunkin’ Doings

We want to congratulate two Dunkin’ mainstays on important upcoming developments in their professional lives.  John Costello, President of Global Marketing and Innovation, has announced that he will be retiring in mid-2016.  Costello, who joined Dunkin’ in 2009, will remain in his current position but will transition to a new, more strategic role focused largely…

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Restaurants Lead Job Growth

During the month of February, the nation’s restaurant industry added just under 59,000 jobs to the nation’s economy, the 60th consecutive month of strong job growth within the industry.  According to a report by the National Restaurant Association, the industry added over 150,000 jobs within the last three months alone and it is projecting the…

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