IFA On Joint Employer Delay: Congress Must Act To Prevent Unworkable Proposal From Ever Taking Effect 

Today, Matt Haller, President and CEO of the International Franchisers Association (IFA), issued the following statement regarding the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) delaying the effective date of its new joint employer rule until February 26, 2024: 

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.