IFA Files Comments on Proposed Franchise Broker Regulations

The International Franchise Association (IFA) today submitted comments to the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) in support of its proposed “Franchise Broker Act,” a model for state legislatures which would provide registration and disclosure requirements for third-party franchise sellers and their representatives. In the comments, IFA applauds NASAA’s efforts to establish greater transparency in the franchise sales process, while suggesting amendments to the proposal to provide clarity and practical application of registration and disclosure requirements.

IFA Endorses Congressional Candidates Ahead of June Primary Elections

The International Franchise Association (IFA) today endorsed thirteen bipartisan candidates ahead of their June primary elections for U.S. House and U.S. Senate, applauding their leadership on pro-business policies supporting America’s locally owned franchise small businesses. Named a “Friend of Franchising,” IFA endorsed candidates in New Jersey, Maine, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and New York.

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 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.

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.