IFA Applauds Senate Passage of California Franchise Seller Bill

The International Franchise Association (IFA) today applauded passage of California Senate Bill 919, legislation extending disclosure requirements to third-party franchise sellers like brokers, broker networks and franchise sales organizations. The bill passed the California Senate 36-1, following months of IFA advocacy promoting the legislation to strengthen the franchise relationship by improving information available to prospective franchisees.

IFA Sues the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Over Walkaround Rule

The International Franchise Association (IFA) today joined a coalition lawsuit in the Western District of Texas, Waco Division taking aim at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), a regulatory agency of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The lawsuit challenges OSHA’s new “walkaround” rule, which allows union organizers, trial lawyers, and even direct competitors to access workplaces under the premise of “assisting” OSHA inspectors with routine inspections.

IFA Endorses Congressional Candidates Ahead of May 21 Primary Elections

The International Franchise Association (IFA) today endorsed six bipartisan candidates ahead of next week’s primary elections, applauding their leadership on pro-business policies supporting America’s locally owned franchise small businesses. Named a “Friend of Franchising,” IFA endorsed candidates in Georgia, Kentucky, and Oregon ahead of their primary on May 21, 2024.

International Franchise Association Amplifies the Power of Franchising for Local Georgia Communities

The International Franchise Association (IFA) brought its renowned Open for Opportunity Roadshow to Atlanta this week, illustrating the benefits the franchise sector provides Georgia’s communities. On May 13-14, local franchise owners, franchise executives, Georgia elected officials, and community leaders gathered for conversations on the generational wealth and upward mobility that franchising provides for people of all backgrounds.

IFA Releases Policy Recommendations to Strengthen Consumer Protections and Improve Franchise Disclosures

The International Franchise Association (IFA) today released a series of new policy recommendations for franchisors, franchisees, and suppliers to strengthen the franchise model and improve outcomes in franchising. The recommendations stem from the findings of a year-long working group comprised of IFA members seeking improvements to the disclosure process before a franchise is sold, established as part of IFA’s long-standing commitment to promoting responsible franchising.

IFA Salutes Bipartisan House Coalition for Standing Up For Franchising Against Biden Veto

The International Franchise Association (IFA) today released the following statement in response to the attempted override by the U.S. House of Representatives of President Joe Biden’s veto of H.J. Res. 98, the Congressional Review Act resolution to overturn the National Labor Relations Board’s expanded joint employer rule.