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IFA on Joint Employer Delay: Congress Still Needs To Do Its Job and Pass CRA

Today, Michael Layman, International Franchise Association (IFA) senior vice president of government relations and public affairs, issued the following statement after the effective date of the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) expanded joint employer rule was further extended to March 11, 2024, by the judge presiding over the lawsuit pending in the Eastern District of Texas:

International Franchise Association Concludes 64th Annual Convention in Phoenix

The International Franchise Association (IFA) today concluded its 64th Annual Convention in Phoenix, Ariz., bringing together nearly 4,000 franchise professionals from more than 30 countries for the largest event in franchising. The event comes as franchising is predicted to surpass growth expectations, with Arizona named one of the top states in the nation for franchising. 

International Franchise Association Names 2023 Franchisee of the Year Recipients

The International Franchise Association (IFA) today recognized 109 individuals with its 2023 Franchisee of the Year awards, representing IFA member brands across all industries from communities around the country and across the world. The annual Franchisee of the Year award recognizes outstanding franchise establishment owner-operators, honored at the 64th IFA Annual Convention in Phoenix, Arizona.

IFA Launches 2024 “Open for Opportunity” Roadshow Highlighting Economic Impact of Local Franchises in Arizona

The International Franchise Association (IFA) kicked off its 2024 Open for Opportunity Roadshow in Phoenix this week, emphasizing the impact franchising delivers to Arizona’s economy and the vast opportunities the industry brings to communities throughout the region.

New Data Shows Franchising Continues to Exceed Growth Expectations

The International Franchise Association (IFA) today released its annual Franchising Economic Outlook showing that franchise growth exceeded projections for 2023, even in the face of ongoing economic uncertainty. On top of the 2.2 percent growth experienced in 2023, the report forecasts that franchises will grow an additional 1.9 percent in 2024, adding 15,000 units and 221,000 jobs in the United States. IFA also released the findings from its 2024 Franchisor Survey detailing the challenges posed by the labor market, rising prices, and policy trends.