FRANCHISE LEGISLATION 2021: Resources, News, Updates

Get the latest resources, news, links and resources on the current push for better franchise legislation, enforcement and complaint resolution. 

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SBA Franchise Loan Default Disclosure Act – Senators Cortez Masto & Elizabeth Warren Co-Sponsors

We support the Senate Bill S.2162 SBA Franchise Loan Default Disclosure Act which would require the Small Business Administration to

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7-Eleven Franchisees & Association Counsel Eric Karp Oppose AB-5 Franchise Exemption

The International Franchise Association (IFA), 7-Eleven franchisor SEI and many franchisors are pushing hard for a franchise exemption to newly

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7-Eleven Franchisees Are Not Business Owners: NCASEF

The 7-Eleven franchisee association (National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees, or NCASEF) once accused of selling out its franchisee

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Cortez Masto Urges FTC to Protect Franchisees During COVID-19 Pandemic

Las Vegas, Nev. – As many small business franchise owners struggle to survive, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) urged

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ZOMBIE FRANCHISEES: Can We Save Them?

ZOMBIE FRANCHISEES:  Can We Save Them? Franchise attorney Peter Lagarias describes the plight of a growing number of franchise owners. 

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Dickey’s Barbecue Franchise Woes Reach U.S. Senate

Unhappy Franchisee has been publishing the warnings and pleas for help from Dickey’s franchise owners since 2014.  Franchisor DBRI has

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CA Franchise Legislation AB-525 Signed into Law

On Sunday, Oct. 11, Gov. Jerry Brown signed California bill AB-525 into law, giving Caligornia franchisees more protections when purchasing,

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NY BAGEL CAFÉ Franchise Fraud Investigation by MD Attorney General

The NY Bagel Café franchise opportunity, President Joe Smith and franchise salesman Dennis Mason are being investigated by the Maryland

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Is NY BAGEL CAFÉ Violating Multiple State Franchise Laws?

The NY Bagel Café franchise, which has perhaps the highest failure rates of any active franchise seller we’ve encountered, appears

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