Two of the IFA’s Legislative Concerns

Two weeks ago, I wrote up an overview of How Important Franchising was to the US Economy, based on Steve Caldeira’s presentation to CAFA. I have looked at the presentation further, to find out what the IFA was doing at on the legislative level. Here is an overview of the IFA’s top concerns. Now, I found it very interesting that the IFA, which is mostly comprised of franchisors, would be…

Why Franchising Is Important to the US Economy – IFA Recap

Over the past three years it’s become an annual event for the Capital Area Franchise Association – CAFA to have Stephen Caldeira, President of the International Franchise Association – IFA get the new year started with his franchising outlook. Until this year when unfortunately Steve was unable to make for CAFA’s January 2014 lunch & learn event. No worries however Steve made Scott Lehr Vice President U.S. & International Development at…

IFA-2014 Franchise Industry Economic & Public Policy Forecast (Rescheduled)

“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds” As a result of the snow storm, we are delighted to have a twin bill! Both Steve Caldeira, President & Scott Lehr, Senior Vice President, U.S. & International Development of the International Franchise Association to speak with us on Tuesday, March 18th 2014, Columbia Country Club, Chevy Chase MD. Steve…

Saving Franchise Systems From Themselves

I want to personally invite you to attend our next CAFA Lunch and Learn meeting, November 19th. We have a very interesting and challenging topic: How Franchisors Can Avoid Large Dollar Damage Awards Created by Franchisee’s Actions? (It might subtitled: “The Dumb Things that Franchise Systems Do To Themselves”) The Franchisor and Franchise Owner relationship is a difficult one, when it comes to making sure that the Franchise Owners have…

How Franchisors Can Avoid Large Dollar Damage Awards Created by Franchisee’s Actions?

Papa Johns, Domino’s and Jiffy Lube all have one thing in common. Each Franchisor paid a lot of money to settle class actions because some of their franchise owners made a mistake in complying with TCPA. Near to $75 million. Rite Aid paid $20.9 million to settle a Wage & Hour Class Action lawsuit, last year.  Because they misclassified employees as assisant managers to avoid paying minimum wage. These million…

Franchise Sales Compliance

Who is a Franchise Seller?   If you are an officer, employee, representative or broker involved in the offer or sale of franchises, you are a “franchise seller.”    Your involvement in the offer or sale of franchises may be obvious, such as if you are a salesperson actively pursuing franchisee prospects for a franchisor, are signing agreements with new franchisees, or are accepting payments from new franchisees.   Or, your involvement may…