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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 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.

IFA Endorses California Legislation to Improve Disclosures to Aid Prospective Franchise Owners

The International Franchise Association (IFA) today endorsed legislation introduced in California requiring new registration and disclosure for third-party franchise sellers. Sponsored by California State Sen. Thomas Umberg (D-34), S.B. 919 adds additional transparency to the franchise sales process by amending the California Franchise Investment Law (CFIL) to require third-party franchise sellers to file a sellers disclosure form and provide standardized disclosures to prospective franchisees.