IFA Statement on Assembly Passage of New Jersey Anti-Hospitality Bill

The International Franchise Association (IFA) today released the following statement after the New Jersey Assembly passed A-1958, legislation that would damage hospitality franchises in the state. A-1958 would insert the state government into private franchise contracts, promote litigation, and diminish brand standards – the foundation of the franchise model.

ICYMI: Arizona Business Leaders & IFA Discuss Concerns Over Julie Su Nomination

Earlier today, the International Franchise Association (IFA), alongside Danny Seiden with the Arizona Chamber of Commerce, Kim Sabow with the Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association, Tony Bradley with Arizona Trucking Association, and Chad Heinrich with the Arizona National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), hosted a virtual discussion with members of the Arizona and Washington, DC press to discuss the grave concerns the Arizona business community has with the nomination of Julie Su to lead the U.S. Department of Labor.

Julie Su Confirms She is Unqualified to Serve as Labor Secretary During Confirmation Hearing

The International Franchise Association (IFA) today released the following statement on Julie Su’s confirmation hearing to serve as U.S. Secretary of Labor before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP). Su was questioned on her history of bias toward franchising, her stance on the joint employer relationship, and her lack of experience:

IFA Urges FTC to Protect Franchise Businesses in Noncompete Rule

The International Franchise Association (IFA) today urged the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to reject a “blanket ban on noncompete clauses in franchise agreements,” highlighting that an across-the-board ban would harm franchisors and franchisees, damaging the franchise business model. The comments are in response to the Commission’s recent Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for its proposed “Noncompete Clause Rule.”