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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

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