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Know the Joint Employer Risks Where You Operate
Key developments in joint employer liability in countries around the globe.   By Will Woods, CFE, and Emily Harbison   In recent years,... Read more
Own Your History, Transform the Present
FAN of the Year explains how franchisees make the world go ‘round.   By Tamra Kennedy   Earlier this year, it was my great honor to receive... Read more
Join FAN: Strength in Numbers
Take advantage of IFA’s Franchise Action Network to become a franchising advocate.   By Catherine Monson, CFE   The Franchise Action... Read more
Q&A with Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta
How franchises can benefit from recent DOL actions.   By IFA Staff    Heading into the FAN Annual Meeting Sept. 4-7 in Washington, D.C.,... Read more
IFA Awards Legislators of the Year
Reps. MacArthur and Murphy are champions of the franchise model from opposite sides of the aisle.   By Stephen Worley   Too often, it seems... Read more
Will DOL Health Plan Changes Help or Hurt Your Franchise?
Experts explain impacts of health plan regulations on certain areas of the franchise industry.   By Anne LaWer and Michael Lotito   Small... Read more
Is Your Franchise Ready for GDPR?
New rules for data privacy in the European Union could have big implications for U.S. franchises.   by Gaylen Knack, CFE, Michael Cohen,... Read more
Turning Up the Heat
  There are many legal issues the franchising community is facing in 2018, and while joint employer continues to be the top concern for... Read more
A Solution to Rising Health Care Costs
  The structure and experience of the franchise model makes it uniquely suited to implement and manage quality Association Health Plans.  ... Read more
Historic Tax Reform Passes on Capitol Hill
IFA continues to monitor developments with the fast-moving issue and seeks to ensure that franchise small businesses in the “professional... Read more