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Tag Archives: Seattle Minimum Wage

Seattle’s $15 Minimum Wage: Not Unconstitutionally Discriminatory?

Posted in IFA, Legislation
By now you have likely read that the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington denied the International Franchise Association and five franchisees’ motion for a preliminary injunction. The plaintiffs sought the Court’s relief to enjoin the April 1st implementation of the City of Seattle’s minimum wage ordinance. The IFA announced on Friday… Continue Reading

Breaking: U.S. District Court Rejects IFA’s Request for Preliminary Injunction

Posted in Legislation
As expected, the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington that heard oral argument last week on the International Franchise Association’s motion for a preliminary injunction against the City of Seattle denied the IFA’s motion and refused to enjoin implementation of the City’s $15 per hour minimum wage ordinance against franchisees. The… Continue Reading

Court Appears Skeptical of IFA’s Challenge to Seattle’s $15 Minimum Wage Law

Posted in Legislation
The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington heard oral argument today on the International Franchise Association‘s motion for a preliminary injunction against the City of Seattle. The IFA is seeking to enjoin implementation of the City’s $15 per hour minimum wage ordinance against small franchisees. The ordinance, adopted in 2014, requires large… Continue Reading

What is a Franchise Anyway?

Posted in Legislation
The $15 minimum wage ordinance recently enacted in Seattle has a lot of people talking about franchising.  The ordinance allows small employers to phase-in the $15 minimum wage over seven years and large employers in three years. In its ordinance, the City of Seattle has defined a large employer as one with 500 or more… Continue Reading