IFA Endorses Mike Braun for Governor and Jim Banks for U.S. Senate Ahead of Next Week’s Indiana Primary Elections

The International Franchise Association (IFA) today endorsed U.S. Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN) for Indiana Governor and U.S. Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN-03) for U.S. Senate ahead of next week’s primary elections in Indiana. Named a “Friend of Franchising,” IFA endorsed the candidates for their leadership on pro-business policies supporting America’s locally owned franchise small businesses.

President Biden Turns Back on Small Businesses with Veto of Bipartisan Legislation

The International Franchise Association (IFA) today released the following statement in response to 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. The veto, which took place during National Small Business Week, comes after 5,300 franchise community leaders from all 50 states sent a petition to the White House last month urging President Biden to sign the legislation to protect small businesses.

International Franchise Association Statement on Final FTC Noncompete Rule

Following advocacy efforts from the International Franchise Association (IFA), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced this week that its final “Non-Compete Clause Rule” would preserve noncompete clauses in contracts between franchisors and franchisees. While IFA commends the decision to protect the franchisor-franchisee relationship in the final rule, the organization raised continued concerns with FTC overreach in banning noncompete clauses in employment relationships and the harm it will bring to competition and intellectual property, particularly for franchised small businesses.

IFA Statement on Final DOL Overtime Rule: Latest Broadside From Biden Administration Against Small Business

“This rule is the latest unnecessary and burdensome regulation from the Biden Administration targeting small businesses,” said Michael Layman, IFA senior vice president of government relations and public affairs. “It comes as many entrepreneurs continue to struggle in today’s unpredictable regulatory climate, grappling with lingering inflation, labor challenges, and high costs of goods. Small business owners, especially franchisees, need certainty to operate, and this Administration has provided them anything but predictability.”

IFA Endorses Pennsylvania Reps. Joyce and Smucker Ahead of Next Week’s Primary Elections

The International Franchise Association (IFA) today endorsed Reps. John Joyce (R-PA-13) and Lloyd Smucker (R-PA-11) ahead of next week’s primary elections in Pennsylvania. Named a “Friend of Franchising,” IFA endorsed the candidates for their leadership on pro-business policies supporting America’s locally owned franchise small businesses.

Franchise Community Urges President Biden to Sign Legislation Formally Overturning Harmful Joint Employer Rule Following Senate Passage

The International Franchise Association (IFA) today applauded U.S. Senate passage of the bipartisan Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution, H.J. Res. 98, overturning the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) expanded joint employer standard, which would fundamentally change the relationship between franchisor and franchisee. Following passage, IFA sent a petition with over 5,000 signatures from the franchise community to President Joe Biden urging him to sign the legislation.

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