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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

IFA Motion Highlights Discriminatory Intent behind Seattle’s $15 Minimum Wage Law

Posted in Franchisor, Legislation
With the recent enactment of a $15 per hour minimum wage ordinance, the City of Seattle has positioned itself as ground zero for the ongoing struggle over income inequality and wages. In adopting the ordinance, the City explicitly recognized that it would pose a hardship on small businesses, and therefore implemented a tiered structure that… Continue Reading

New Washington State Policy May Make Franchisors Responsible for Franchisees’ Industrial Insurance Premiums

Posted in Insurance, Policy
“Industrial insurance” is the technical term used in the State of Washington to refer to worker’s compensation. Workers compensation laws are put in place to provide a fund to compensate workers injured while on the job. In exchange for employers’ contributions to the fund, they gain immunity to personal injury lawsuits. Workers compensation in Washington… Continue Reading