War on Franchising

Strategies to Cope with New NLRB Joint Employer Ruling:

On August 27, 2015 the NLRB expanded its joint-employer test, which union supporters hope will apply to franchising. See January 2015 WaronFranchising.com blog entry for background. In a 3-2 decision on partisan lines, the NLRB ruled that Browning-Ferris was a joint employer of workers employed by an independent...

Guidelines for SBA Guaranteed Loans to Franchisees to Change

TODAY, APRIL 7, 2015 IS LAST DAY FOR INPUT TO U.S. SBA The U.S. Small Business Administration has requested comments from interested parties regarding its consideration of the factors the agency deems relevant to the determination of “affiliation” between entities with regard to its loan program.  The SBA...