IFA builds on momentum of legislative wins in state legislatures to halt National Labor Relations Board’s anti-franchise campaign. By Jeff Hanscom On April 10, Tennessee. Gov. Bill Haslam (R) signed into law Senate Bill 475, which clearly defines the independent contractor nature of the
Elected officials must continue to hear from franchise small-business owners about the challenges they face. By Riley Titus On March 11, the International Franchise Association brought together more than 20 members for its third annual California Franchising Day at the state capitol in Sacramento. The
Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts represent different political environments, but there should be no governmental intervention in private contracts. By Dean A. Heyl, CFE, and Jeff Hanscom While many of the New England state capitals were buried in snow, the legislators were still in
By Dean A. Heyl, CFE, and Jeff Hanscom Nevada has an unusual, and often insufficient, revenue base. There are no personal income, general business taxes nor taxes on services. However, there are state sales, local sales, property and motor vehicle taxes. Voters Reject
Although the results of this year’s election were certainly favorable for the franchise industry, there is still progress to be made. By Dean Heyl, CFE After a fiercely-contested campaign season, pro-business candidates won a string of high-profile victories in state and federal elections
AGs can carry weight in the fight for, or against, the franchise industry. By Dean A. Heyl, CFE There is a reason that the National Association of Attorneys General or NAAG is often referred to as the National Association of Aspiring Governors.