IFA Applauds Senators for Defeating David Weil Nomination, Supporting Local Franchise Businesses

The International Franchise Association (IFA) today applauded the U.S. Senate for defeating the nomination of David Weil to serve as Administrator of the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division. U.S. Sens. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Mark Kelly (D-AZ), Joe Manchin (D-WV), and all 50 Senate Republicans voted against the nomination.

International Franchise Association Endorses Employee Rights Act of 2022

The International Franchise Association (IFA) announces its support for the Employee Rights Act of 2022, which was introduced today in the U.S. Senate by U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC). The legislation serves to protect and provide stability to American workers and encourage small business ownership, including franchises.

International Franchise Association Highlights Value of Franchising at U.S. Senate Small Business Committee Hearing

At a hearing today before the U.S. Small Business Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Leanne Stapf, testifying on behalf of the International Franchise Association (IFA), highlighted the value of franchising and the ways the business model is helping lead the economic recovery. The hearing, “An Overview of the Industry, SBA’s Role, and Legislative Proposals,” covered the state of franchising and various proposals to that could be damaging to the franchise business model. Stapf is Chief Operating Officer of The Cleaning Authority and franchise owner of a location in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.