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Seattle Judge Rules on IFA Request for Injunction Against $15 Hourly Minimum Wage for Franchisees

March 23rd, 2015

by: AAFD

in: Featured

The city of Seattle set a new wage precedent last year when the Seattle City Council approved a measure to increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour in June, 2014. The measure was opposed by the International Franchise Association, which claimed Seattle franchisees would suffer a competitive disadvantage. The IFA sought a preliminary injunction to block certain aspects of the law. In the article below, Shannon McCarthy, a partner with Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP, discusses the recent de... Read More »

Franchisee Power In Numbers

November 17th, 2014

by: AAFD

Here at the Franchise Voice blog, we often discuss how the evolution of franchising over the past decades has significantly stacked the playing field in favor of the franchiso... Read More »

Your AAFD Franchisee Voice subscription and Member Alert Notifications

November 8th, 2014

by: AAFD

For the protection of our members and subscribers we are updating our email compliance and to better serve you, the AAFD is migrating our Member Alerts and Franchisee Voice em... Read More »

Are You Part Of A Static Or Dynamic Franchise?

November 4th, 2014

by: Jessica Bennett

If you’ve ever invested in stocks or mutual funds, then you are probably aware of the warning that comes with each purchase. It goes a little something like, “Past performance... Read More »

California Governor Vetoes Fair Franchising Legislation SB610

September 30th, 2014

by: RPurvin

It is with disappointment and frustration that I report that California’s Governor, Jerry Brown, has vetoed legislation that would have protected franchisee equity and guarant... Read More »

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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 »

Choosing A Franchise Is One Of The Biggest Decisions Of Your Life –AAFD Associate Membership Can Help You Choose The Right One

October 14th, 2013

by: AAFD

Buying a franchise is not a small decision. It will cost you a substantial amount of effort and mone... Read More »

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

July 14th, 2014

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

April 14th, 2014

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

December 2nd, 2013

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

November 12th, 2013

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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Franchise Legal Support

February 23rd, 2015

Franchise Legal Support is dedicated to providing comprehensive services for franchisees throughout California and the nation. We can help you through the process of buy... Read More »

W. Michael Garner

March 26th, 2014

W. Michael Garner has practiced franchise and distribution law for over thirty years and is regarded as one of the nation's premier trial lawyers and legal writers in ... Read More »

Lewitt Hackman

March 26th, 2014

Lewitt, Hackman, Shapiro, Marshall & Harlan is a full-service Los Angeles law firm for businesses and individuals. Los Angeles based Lewitt Hackman provides f... Read More »

AAFD Members – Post Your FREE Ad Today

February 10th, 2014

The AAFD is proud to announce that the AAFD Marketplace is now in beta testing and accepting ads. The marketplace is a new classified listing service that will allow all Memb... Read More »

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