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7-Eleven Franchisees Win Big as Ninth Circuit Vacates Two Court Decisions Against Them

Two big cases on issues relating to Fair Franchising were given new life when the Ninth Circuit Court vacated the decisions against franchisees and sent them back to district court. These decisions could eventually affect your franchise! Read to learn more.

Early Bird Registration for the 2019 AAFD Leadership Summit Is Now Open!

Early bird registration is now open, so register today to save $100 per registration through June 30th. The AAFD is dedicated to “Protecting Your Franchise Equity” and invites our members and franchise association leaders to join us at the 2019 AAFD Franchisee Leadership Summit and Annual Conference.

W. Michael Garner

W. Michael Garner is the Founding Partner of Garner and Ginsburg and a nationally recognized franchise attorney whose focus is on the representation of franchisees and independent dealers, with offices in Minneapolis and New York...

The Best Postcards: Welcomed as the AAFD’s Newest Branded Partner

The AAFD is exited to announce our newest Branded Partner, The Best Postcards, which will be powering our new and improved AAFD Printing & Direct Mail program.

The AAFD Announces Co-Chairs of Its 2019 Franchisee Leadership Summit

SAN DIEGO, APRIL 2019 – The American Association of Franchisee and Dealers (AAFD) announced that franchise owner, Stephen Rymal and franchise attorney Bryan Dillion will serve as co-chairs of the AAFD’s 2019 Franchisee Leadership Summit and Annual Conference, taking place from September 15 – 18 at the Sheraton Mesa Hotel in Mesa, Arizona.

We Are Accepting Nominations for the AAFD’s Total Quality Franchising Awards

We are officially accepting nominations for the AAFD’s 2019 Total Quality Franchising Awards. If you know a franchise association, franchisor, chapter member, or supporting member who has contributed to the cause of fair and collaborative franchising, nominate them! Check out the full list of the award categories and nomination instructions.

Did You Know That AAFD Membership Comes with Valuable Discounts for Your Franchise?

Are you missing out on big discounts that more than pay for your membership? Learn about the AAFD Branded Programs, including our new and improved AAFD Health Benefits LifeStyle Health Plans, at discounted pricing available only to our members.

Steven Chapkin

Steven Chapkin is a 35-year veteran of the health insurance industry, 26 years of which he spent in senior sales and executive management positions at companies such as Aetna, Cigna, and Lincoln National Life, among others in the managed health care sector. He has published numerous articles on managed health care in periodicals such as Best Review and Health Insurance Underwriter. Steven holds a degree in business from the University of Miami and resides in Boca Raton,...

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?