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International Franchise Association Highlights the Power of Franchising for Michigan Communities

The International Franchise Association (IFA) brought its renowned Open for Opportunity Roadshow to the Detroit area this week, illustrating the countless benefits that the franchise sector provides to Michigan communities. On July 18 and 19, local franchise owners, franchise executives, elected officials, including Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist II and several Members of Congress, gathered for conversations on the generational wealth and upward mobility that franchising provides for people of all backgrounds.

IFA Statement On NLRB Dropping Joint Employer Push: “A Landmark Win For Franchise Small Businesses”

The International Franchise Association (IFA) today released the following statement after the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) withdrew its appeal of the March 2024 ruling by the Fifth District Court of Texas that struck down the NLRB’s joint employer rule.

IFA Statement on Selection of J.D. Vance as Republican Vice-Presidential Nominee

“We applaud the selection of Senator Vance as President Trump’s running mate and are grateful for his support of the franchise business model and the nine million workers our members employ in every community across the country,” said Matt Haller, president and CEO of the International Franchise Association. “Senator Vance has stood up for franchising in the Senate, including opposing harmful regulations advanced by the Biden Administration, such as the NLRB’s expanded joint employer rule that would destroy America’s 800,000 local franchise small businesses.”

IFA Statement on New FTC Guidance Impacting Franchising

"The FTC’s actions today are contrary to the reality that the vast majority franchise relationships are working and that franchising continues to grow each year. We have long supported greater transparency and visibility in the franchise sales process, and IFA encourages the FTC to focus on improving the Franchise Rule by adopting IFA’s 2024 Responsible Franchising policy recommendations."

IFA Applauds U.S. House Efforts to Defund Joint Employer

The International Franchise Association (IFA) today led a group of 15 organizations in applauding appropriators in the U.S. House of Representatives for including language in the 2025 appropriations bill that would prevent federal funds from being used to administer, implement, or enforce the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) expanded joint employer rule.

IFA Praises Supreme Court Decision Reining in Federal Agency Overreach

“This ruling will rein in the heavy hand of government agencies, which for too long have been left unchecked in their ability to make new laws outside the federal rulemaking process and around the will of Congress,” said IFA President and CEO Matt Haller. “Members of the franchise community applaud this ruling which will extend to policies coming out of the NLRB, Labor Department and Federal Trade Commission – agencies that have recently and consistently exceeded their authority.”