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Celebrating over 60 years of excellence, education, and advocacy, the International Franchise Association (IFA) is the world’s oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide. IFA works through its government relations and public policy, media relations, and educational programs to protect, enhance and promote franchising and the approximately 775,000 franchise establishments that support nearly 8.2 million direct jobs, $787.7 billion of economic output for the U.S. economy, and almost 3 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). IFA members include franchise companies in over 300 different business format categories, individual franchisees, and companies that support the industry in marketing, law, technology, and business development.

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IFA Statement on Assembly Passage of California Joint Liability Bill

The International Franchise Association (IFA) today released the following statement after the California Assembly passed AB 1228, the Fast-Food Franchisor Responsibility Act, legislation that would establish joint liability between California quick-service franchise brands and their independent franchisees with 100 or more locations nationwide.

IFA Statement on Assembly Passage of New Jersey Anti-Hospitality Bill

The International Franchise Association (IFA) today released the following statement after the New Jersey Assembly passed A-1958, legislation that would damage hospitality franchises in the state. A-1958 would insert the state government into private franchise contracts, promote litigation, and diminish brand standards – the foundation of the franchise model.

ICYMI: Arizona Business Leaders & IFA Discuss Concerns Over Julie Su Nomination

Earlier today, the International Franchise Association (IFA), alongside Danny Seiden with the Arizona Chamber of Commerce, Kim Sabow with the Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association, Tony Bradley with Arizona Trucking Association, and Chad Heinrich with the Arizona National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), hosted a virtual discussion with members of the Arizona and Washington, DC press to discuss the grave concerns the Arizona business community has with the nomination of Julie Su to lead the U.S. Department of Labor.