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California adopts new Franchisee Rights Bill, AB 525

What a difference a year makes! Just 12 months following his disappointing veto of fair franchising legislation SB610 Governor Jerry Brown signed a new, toned down, franchise bill on Oct. 12th that amends the California Franchise Relationship law in important ways.

Assembly Bill 525 was introduced this year by a bipartisan group of Assembly Members: Chris Holden (D-Pasadena), Bill Dodd (D-Napa), and Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita). The bill was sponsored and aggressively supported by the Coalition of Franchise Associations (CFA), with support from several franchisee associations and labor unions. Major credit for pushing passage of the bill goes to the CFA and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

What Franchisees Need to Know About the Brown-Ferris Decision

At the end of August, the National Labor Relations Board delivered a decision on the Browning-Ferris Industries case. Although franchisors and franchisees were not directly involved in the case, the implications of the decision have franchisors and franchisees very worried.

The case itself revolves around Browning-Ferris Industries, a recycling plant that contracted employees from a company called Leadpoint. The two companies engaged in a very standard labor supply contract ….

AAFD Member Benefit Spotlight: Free Subscription to Franchise Times Magazine

AAFD Member Benefit Spotlight: Free Subscription to Franchise Times Magazine

Sep 29, 2015

Every AAFD Franchisee membership includes a subscription to Franchise Times Magazine. This publication is dedicated to reporting news, opinion, and business spotlights within the franchise industry. Within any given issue, you can learn about important legal rulings related to franchising, read about changing trends in the industry, and discover which hot new franchises are hitting the market.

The AAFD is Releasing its Informative Road Map to Selecting a Franchise on Multiple Platforms

Members of the AAFD receive a free copy of our concise and useful booklet called, The AAFD’s Road Map to Selecting a Franchise as part of their membership benefits package. Now, this info-packed resource is available to non-members on a variety of online platforms.

Your Franchisor Might Not Bring A Flood Of Customers To Your Door

The AAFD is Moving to Bigger Digs