Government Relations

IFA Highlights the Significance Of The 'Save American Workers Act' To Franchises

September 12, 2018


Jenna Weisbord, 310-995-0839

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12—The International Franchise Association (IFA) today voiced strong support for provisions included in H.R. 3798, the Save American Workers Act.

In advance of House action this week, IFA urged Congress to restore the common-sense definition of full-time employment and provide relief for locally-owned businesses and the workers they employ.

In a letter sent to members of the House of Representatives, IFA urged the importance of the bill which would help bring certainty needed to create jobs and give workers the opportunities they need to succeed:

“The ACA’s definition of full-time employment of 30 hours of work per week is significantly below the traditional definition of 40 hours per week. The substantial changes in calculating full-time employment as it relates to the employer mandate have forced locally-owned franchise businesses to reduce hours. This has had a particularly negative impact on hourly, part-time, and seasonal workers.

“This bipartisan, commonsense bill will give businesses the certainty they need to create jobs, and it will give workers the opportunities they need to succeed.”

To view the full letter, click here.

About the International Franchise Association

Celebrating 58 years of excellence, education, and advocacy, the International Franchise Association 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 more than 733,000 franchise establishments that support nearly 7.6 million direct jobs, $674.3 billion of economic output for the U.S. economy and 2.5 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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