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Please Support SB 610 and AB 1141, Small Business Investment Protection ACT 2013

By Published On: April 29th, 2013

I signed a petition to The California State House, The California State Senate, and Governor Jerry Brown which says:

“Please Support SB 610 and AB 1141, Small Business Investment Protection ACT 2013”

Will you sign this petition? Click here:

http://signon.org/sign/support-sb-610-ab1141?source=s.icn.em.cp&r_by=7684277

The American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD) is pleased to co-sponsor Senate Bill SB610, which will help insure good faith and fair dealing in franchise relationships in California.

Modern franchise relationships are most always governed by one-sided ‘take it or leave it’ adhesion contracts that elicit substantial monetary investment from franchise owners, but severely limit a franchisees rights in the franchise relationship.  Creating a statutory affirmative duty of good faith in franchise relationships will inhibit the enforcement of one-sided franchise agreements in an abusive manner.  Long term, the best opportunity to create a level playing field in franchise relationships is too encourage effective franchisee associations with sufficient leverage to negotiate franchise agreements and relationships that respect the legitimate interests of both franchisors and franchisees.  The two prongs of Senate Bill 610, and the included remedies for violations, will provide significant safeguards against abuse in franchise relationships.

Please use the included link to add your name to the petition in support of SB 610 and AB 1141.  Please forward this post to all franchisees, especially California based franchisees, you know.

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Written by : Robert L. Purvin

Robert Purvin is the Chairman and CEO of the American Association of Franchisees and Dealers, a national non-profit trade association that is dedicated to supporting and protecting the rights of franchise owners. The AAFD's mission is to define, identify and promote Total Quality Franchising practices, and the AAFD supports is mission by: Promoting strong and effective independent franchisee associations as affiliated chapters of the AAFD. The development of the AAFD's Fair Franchising Standards, the most comprehenisve body of negotiated principles of recommended franchise practices in existence. The advocacy of fair and balanced franchise agreements and relationships that respect the legitimate business interests of both franchisors and franchisees for the good of the franchise relationship. The education of franchisees and prospective franchisees by the development and publication of the AAFD Fair Franchising Standards and the promotion of the AAFD Franchisee Bill of Rights.