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Judge’s Surprise Injunction Stalls New Overtime Rules for Employers

November 30th, 2016

by: AAFD

in: Featured,Member Alerts

Many employers and franchise owners weren’t looking forward to December 1st when new labor laws were set to take place that would dramatically increase the amount of employees eligible for overtime payment. However, in a surprise ruling, Judge Mazzant of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas granted an injunction to block their implementation. Employers and franchise owners are heaving a big sigh of relief, but it is not clear whether these new rules are permanently ... Read More »

We Welcome Nominations for the AAFD’s Total Quality Franchising Awards

September 20th, 2016

by: AAFD

A little while ago we announced that next year we will be hosting our 25th Anniversary Franchisee Leadership Summit and Annual Meeting. We hope you can make it! One of the big... Read More »

SAVE THE DATE: The AAFD Announces Our 25th Anniversary Franchisee Leadership Summit and Celebration

September 6th, 2016

by: AAFD

Celebrating 25 Years of Total Quality Franchising The American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD) has announced that the AAFD's 25th Anniversary Franchisee Leaders... Read More »

AAFD Announces 25th Anniversary Franchisee Leadership Summit Program Chairs

July 25th, 2016

by: AAFD

The AAFD Announces Program Co-Chairs: David Alexander, Michael Garner, Reed Morgan, and Richard Rosen As we prepare for our 25th Anniversary Franchisee Leadership Summit and ... Read More »

Thinking of Selling Your Franchise? Save When You List with BizBuySell

June 29th, 2016

by: AAFD

Has it finally come time for you to turn off the lights and lock the door of your franchise? Hopefully you are moving onto bigger and brighter things or transitioning into a w... Read More »

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So You Want to Sell Your Franchise…

July 28th, 2016

by: AAFD

Is it time to retire and go live on a yacht in the Mediterranean just like you’ve always dreamed? Th... Read More »

Five Tips For Women Looking For A Franchise

May 19th, 2014

by: Jessica Bennett

Not every woman wants to “Lean In” and climb the corporate ladder (with all the long nights and drai... Read More »

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Before You Start An Independent Business, Is A Franchise Available?

by: Jessica Bennett

Is it finally time to chuck the cubicle, endless conference calls, and 9 – 5? Are you ready to start your own business? Running a business can be an incredibly empowering expe... Read More »

The “absolute discretion” trap

by: M. Blen Gee Jr.

Sometimes one or two words in a franchise agreement can be the difference between financial life and financial death for a franchisee. As an attorney who routinely represen... Read More »

Franchisees and the Challenge of Social Networking

by: AAFD

Social media marketing is almost a requirement for businesses nowadays. More and more businesses are discovering that social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest c... Read More »

No Penalties For Not Telling Workers About Healthcare Exchanges

by: AAFD

On October 1st, despite a government shutdown and the looming threat of the United States government defaulting on its debts, many provisions of the Affordable Care Act (popul... Read More »

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Your AAFD Membership Lets You Save Big On The Office Supplies You Already Buy!

March 19th, 2016

Every franchise owner needs office supplies, from simple things like pens and paperclips to bigger purchases of software, new computers, and even desks and office chairs. Sinc... Read More »


November 19th, 2015

About the firm Ideagility helps small business owners be found and close more leads online. Independent franchise owners and e-commerce companies choose digital agency Id... Read More »


November 2nd, 2015

About the firm High Swartz is located in the Philadelphia area that has been serving the Mid-Atlantic Region for over 100 years. Our franchise attorneys have broad knowle... Read More »


April 8th, 2015

About the firm M. Blen. Gee, Jr. regularly represents franchisees and prospective franchisees. Mr. Gee does not represent franchisors. Mr. Gee’s areas of concentration in... Read More »

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