IFA Applauds Bipartisan Congressional Review Act Effort to Overturn Joint Employer Rule 

The International Franchise Association (IFA) today applauded a bipartisan and bicameral coalition for introducing Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution of disapproval that would overturn the final joint employer rule issued by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

International Franchise Association Sues National Labor Relations Board Over New Joint Employer Rule 

Today, the International Franchise Association (IFA) joined a coalition lawsuit challenging the joint employer rule issued by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, the lawsuit takes aim at the NLRB for exceeding the scope of its authority and violating the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) by failing to respond to comments regarding the rule’s harmful economic consequences.

International Franchise Association Announces Formation Of “IFA Law Center” 

With the franchise model facing unprecedented regulatory challenges at the federal and state level, the International Franchise Association (IFA) today announced the formation of the “IFA Law Center.” The Law Center will add litigation to IFA’s existing government relations, public policy, media relations and educational programs that advocate for the protection, promotion, and enhancement of franchising. 

IFA Calls on Congress to Reject National Labor Relations Board’s Joint Employer Rule

The International Franchise Association (IFA) today released the following statement on the final regulation issued by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) expanding joint employment between franchisors and franchisees. Today’s rule defines how brands and owners could be jointly responsible for the same employees under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), fundamentally upending the franchise business model. The rule would reduce the independence of franchise business owners, diminish franchisees’ equity in their businesses, and force franchisors to offer less support. 

IFA Statement on Signature of Agreement to Protect California Restaurants

The International Franchise Association (IFA) today released the following statement on California Gov. Gavin Newsom signing AB 1228 into law, after it was passed by the State Legislature on Sept. 14. The legislative agreement will protect California restaurants from the harms of AB 257 (the FAST Act), joint liability on quick-service restaurants imposed by the original version of AB 1228, and regulatory overreach by the Industrial Welfare Commission.

IFA, California Franchisees Release Statement on Passage of Agreement to Protect California Restaurants

The International Franchise Association (IFA) today released the following statement on passage of AB 1228 by the California State Legislature, after it was amended following the announcement of a legislative agreement brokered by Governor Gavin Newsom, the Save Local Restaurants coalition and the Service Employees Union International (SEIU). The agreement will protect California restaurants from the harms of AB 257 (FAST Act), joint liability on quick-service restaurants imposed by the original version of AB 1228, and regulatory overreach by the Industrial Welfare Commission.

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