Joint Employer

On the state level, IFA continues to promote proactive legislation to clarify that franchisors are neither the employers of franchisees nor their employees. In 2018, Idaho and Ohio joined the list of states that have enacted laws protecting franchises from joint employer litigation, bringing the total to 20. Similar legislation is currently pending in Mississippi, Iowa & Missouri for the 2019 session.

In 2017, nine bills were signed into law by governors in North Dakota, South Dakota, Arizona, Wyoming, Kentucky, Arkansas, New Hampshire, Alabama, and North Carolina.

JE State map