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Read the AAFD’s Comment to the NLRB’s Joint Employer Criteria

We thought you would appreciate knowing that AAFD Chairman, Robert Purvin, has submitted a public comment to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) regarding the AAFD’s position and recommendations for the NLRB’s criteria and standards for determining when a franchisor’s control over its franchisees would result in a finding that the franchisor is the ‘joint employer’ of the franchisee’s employees.

January Was a Great Month for Franchise Hiring in the U.S.

Franchises hired at a brisk pace in January. Did the government shutdown help boost these hiring numbers?

SAVE THE DATE – AAFD Franchisee Leadership Summit Dates Announced for 2019

SAVE THE DATE – AAFD Franchisee Leadership Summit Dates Announced for 2019. Last year’s AAFD Franchisee Leadership Summit and Annual Conference was a rousing success. We achieved a lot in 2018, but the fight for fair franchising is far from over!

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AAFD Lifestyle Health Plans

After years of searching for a quality health insurance benefit for AAFD members, we are excited to announce AAFD Lifestyle Health Plans from Medova Healthcare. The AAFD’s newly endorsed health insurance plans offer full-featured, affordable health insurance options with special savings exclusively for AAFD members and affiliated chapters!


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And the TQF Award goes to… AAFD Announces Total Quality Franchising Award Recipients

Don Sniegowski and Robert Zarco Take Home Top Awards of the Night

On Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018, the American Association of Franchisees and Dealers hosted the AAFD’s Total Quality Franchising Awards (TQF Awards) in the Starlight Ballroom of the Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri. Each year, the TQF AWARDS recognizes the men, women, and franchisee chapters that have made a positive difference in the effort toward Total Quality Franchising.

Landmark Jury Verdict and Final Judgement Upholds Franchisor’s Duty to Act in Good Faith and Deal Fairly with its Franchisees

By Robert Zarco Founding Partner, Zarco, Einhorn, Salkowski and Brito

Recently, a California Superior Court 12-member jury in Los Angeles handed franchisees a huge victory when it delivered an $8.8-million-dollar verdict against El Pollo Loco (EPL) after the popular fast food chicken restaurant set up two competing locations in close vicinity of a franchisee’s existing restaurant location.

What made the case of Janice P. Handlers-Bryman and Michael Bryman v. El Pollo Loco, Inc. such a game-changer is that the court upheld the idea that a franchisor’s duty to act in good faith and to deal fairly with franchisees overrides explicit, yet legally and factually unconscionable terms and provisions laid out in the franchise disclosure document (FDD) including in the franchise agreement.

And the Total Quality Franchising Award Nominees Are…

AAFD to Recognize Founder, Don Sniegowski for Lifetime Achievement and Robert Zarco for AAFD Chairman’s Award for Distinguished Service to the Franchising Community.

The Emmys are over, but the Total Quality Franchising Award nominees have just been announced! Every year the AAFD hosts the Total Quality Franchising Awards to celebrate the franchisees, associations, and suppliers who are leading the charge in the fight for fair franchising. Below, we are proud to announce this year’s nominees in each category as well as our chosen recipients for The AAFD’s Lifetime Achievement and Chairman’s Award.

Early Bird Special for AAFD Franchisee Leadership Summit Extended to August 31st Sept. 15th.

Early Bird Special for AAFD Franchisee Leadership Summit Extended to August 31st Sept. 15th.

AAFD’s Early Bird discounts expire on September 15, 2018! That means you can now save $100 on your registration fee when you register By Sept. 15.