AAFD Chairman Robert Purvin, author of The Franchise Fraud, will be interviewed on The Willis Report on the Fox Business Network (Tuesday), August 26th, which will be presented live between 5 and 6 PM Eastern Time (2-3 PM Pacific), in connection with a story that broke today in the Wall Street Journal by Sarah Needleman titled, “Is Buying a Franchise Riskier Than Ever?” The Willis Report is hosted by Gerri Willis on the Fox Business Network and bills itself as a watchdog for consumers and tax payers.

AAFD Members and friends are invited to tune in and join the conversation through email, Facebook and Twitter to make your voices heard in support of franchisee rights and interests.

The last few weeks have been very exciting for those seeking to protect the rights of franchise owners. At the end of July the General Counsel for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) determined that McDonald’s may be the joint employer of thousands of McDonald’s restaurant employees because of the substantial control exerted over franchisees. Just last week the California senate passed Senate Bill 610, which provides important protections and expanded rights to franchisees.

The AAFD has stayed on top of these exciting developments and has even helped pilot some of these changes, as in the case of SB 610, which the AAFD sponsored. It seems like the media are starting to follow the larger story of franchisee rights.

About the McDonald’s Decision: http://online.wsj.com/articles/nlrb-decision-could-make-mcdonalds-liable-for-labor-practices-of-franchisees-1406660591

About SB 610: https://www.aafd.org/the-aafd-sponsored-california-fair-franchising-legislation-ca-sb-610-has-just-passed-the-california-senate/

About The Willis Report: http://www.foxbusiness.com/on-air/willis-report/