What FRANdata Thinks

Understanding the Effect of the Joint Employer Ruling to the Franchise Industry

The National Labor Relations Board [NLRB] in August issued a ruling stating that franchisors and franchisees could be considered joint-employers of those working at franchisee-owned businesses. This ruling overturned decades of legal precedent pertaining to the franchise business model and the significant economic activity it supports. Through a report commissioned by the International Franchise Association (IFA), […]