Franchise Industry Expects To Grow Faster Than U.S. Economy in 2015

Franchise businesses are expected to grow and create more jobs at a faster pace than the rest of the economy in 2015 for the fifth consecutive year, according to the International Franchise Association’s annual Economic Outlook report for 2015. But Continue reading Franchise Industry Expects To Grow Faster Than U.S. Economy in 2015

Franchises Add 38k Jobs in Dec., Outpacing Broader Economy

U.S. private-sector franchise jobs increased by 38,000 during the month of December, growing faster than the rest of the economy. with restaurants doubling the number of new The ADP National Franchise Report, drawn from payroll data, also saw restaurant franchises Continue reading Franchises Add 38k Jobs in Dec., Outpacing Broader Economy

Economic Climate Strong for Franchise Investment As Year Draws to a Close

The U.S. economy continued to log strong gains this month, painting a picture of growth amid positive signs for small-business and franchise investment in the new year. Topping the list of franchise news is the big picture for the U.S. Continue reading Economic Climate Strong for Franchise Investment As Year Draws to a Close

Feds Push on Franchise Model as NLRB Proceeds with McDonald’s Joint Employer Complaints

The National Labor Relations Board has followed through on its warning to McDonald’s, and has named McDonald’s a “joint employer” as it issued unfair labor practice complaints in 43 cases against McDonald’s franchisees and their franchisor, McDonald’s USA, LLC. In Continue reading Feds Push on Franchise Model as NLRB Proceeds with McDonald’s Joint Employer Complaints

Franchises Outpace U.S. Job Growth As Unemployment Drops to 6-Year Low

Job growth tops franchise news and general economy news this week, with multiple reports showing strong gains on multiple fronts. The U.S. generated 214,000 new jobs in October and dropped the unemployment rate down to a six-year low of 5.8%, Continue reading Franchises Outpace U.S. Job Growth As Unemployment Drops to 6-Year Low

Franchise Industry Asks NLRB To Disclose Its Joint-Employer Reasoning

The International Franchise Association says it has asked the National Labor Relations Board to disclose how it concluded that franchisors could be considered joint employers in labor disputes at local franchise locations. An NLRB memo earlier this year warned McDonald’s that it Continue reading Franchise Industry Asks NLRB To Disclose Its Joint-Employer Reasoning