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Court Decision Halts President Obama’s Overtime Rule Change

Pres. Obama signs Overtime Rule Change in 2014 (Photo: DOL website)

Franchise and retail communities were bracing for the Department of Labor's new overtime rule, set to go into effect December 1. After a court decision, they have now breathed a sigh of relief. A district judge in Texas approved a preliminary injunction on November 22 that halted the rule change, one that would double the current salary threshold for exemption from overtime pay for employees who work more than 40 hours a week.

Coalition of Franchisee Associations Applauds Injunction Against Overtime Rule

Washington, D.C. (Nov. 28, 2016) – The Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA), the largest franchisee-only association in the country, commends the injunction issued Nov.

CFA Opposes Joint Employer while Addressing Franchisor Control

On July 29, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued an Advice Memorandum (“memo”) which would greatly expand liability for franchisees across the country.

Obama Releases Final Overtime Rule, Ignoring Strong Opposition

Obama signs 2014 memo directing DoL to update Overtime Rule. (WH photo)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Barack Obama announced the final version of the Administration's new overtime regulations, despite tough opposition from business organizations and conservative groups who argued that many sectors with low to moderately paid managers in retail, restaurants, hotels and healthcare will be unduly affected.

NLRB Denies McDonald’s Appeal on Joint Employer Order

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A recruiting sign on the wall of a franchised McDonald's. photo/bmm

NEW YORK – The National Labor Relations Board denied McDonald's Corporation's request for a special appeal on claims that it is a "joint employer" with its franchisees.

CFA and IFA Work Together to Advance Fair Franchising Legislation

The Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) is proud to announce that due to its collaborative efforts with the International Franchise Association (IFA), California AB525 passed unanimously out of the California Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday night.

Honoring Congressman Howard Coble

After serving in the House of Representatives since 1985, representing the citizens of North Carolina, Congressman Howard Coble will be retiring at the end of the year.