FEB, 2017: SAN DIEGO, CA — The American Association of Franchisee and Dealers (AAFD) has announced nominations for the AAFD Total Quality Franchising awards for 2017. Notable honorees include Griswold Home Care as AAFD’s Franchisor of the Year and nationally recognized attorney, W. Michael Garner, who will receive the AAFD Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Griswold Home Care (GHC), a company that provides non-medical at-home care services, and its independent franchisee association, the GHCFA, a chapter of the American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD), have announced the successful negotiation of new franchise agreements that affirm a commitment to a common mission and shared guiding principles. These groundbreaking agreements, negotiated over 18 months, are now among the highest rated in franchising history, scoring above 97% conformity with the criteria set forth in the AAFD’s Fair Franchising Standards.
On November 22, Judge Mazzant of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas granted an injunction to block the implementation of new regulations from the Department of Labor that would have dramatically increased the number of employees eligible for overtime pay. Franchise owners are heaving a big sigh of relief, but is the fight over? Learn what happened, what it means for your business, and how the AAFD is negotiating with the Department of Labor on behalf of franchisees!
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.