Buy a Franchise Unlimited – Trends for 2015 Pt 13

January 12th, 2015

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Here are the stats: The minimum wage went up in nine states as of the first of the year, 38 states introduced bills trying to raise it during 2014, and 23 states and D.C. have minimum wages higher than the federal mandate. Currently, Washington state is the highest at $9.47. That’s scary enough for small businesses, but it gets worse. Franchisees are being treated as the big businesses their parent companies are, rather than the small businesses the majority of franchisees represent. Small businesses are allowed to phase in wage increases over four years, big businesses aren’t. The International Franchise Association has a dog in the fight, starting with a lawsuit in Seattle, where the city wants to raise the minimum wage to $15. IFA’s Matt Haller told Franchise Times in August he believes it’s a “sophisticated, coordinated attack” backed by the Service Employees International Union in order to break the franchise model so unions can get a toehold. It’s a complicated matter and one that deserves more than a minimum amount of scrutiny.

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