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Seattle’s Minimum-Wage Law Unfairly Discriminates Against Franchise Owners

SEATTLE’S landmark $15 minimum-wage law helped seed a movement that is gradually moving across the country. But no other city or state has passed a wage lift with the troubling element in Seattle’s law that intentionally discriminates against franchise businesses. The legality of Seattle’s franchise ordinance was on trial Tuesday, as the International Franchise Association

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Businesses Seek to Block Portion of Seattle Minimum Wage Law

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge is considering whether he should block part of Seattle’s new minimum wage law before it takes effect next month, on the grounds that it discriminates against franchises that are part of large national chains. The law, which raises the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour, is phased in

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Seattle’s minimum-wage law unfairly discriminates against franchise owners

The Seattle minimum wage provision classifying franchise businesses as big businesses might be unconstitutional, but it certainly is unfair. SEATTLE’S landmark $15 minimum-wage law helped seed a movement that is gradually moving across the country. But no other city or state has passed a wage lift with the troubling element in Seattle’s law that intentionally

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IFA seeks injunction to halt Seattle discrimination against small business franchise owners

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 10, 2015 – The International Franchise Association, the world’s largest organization representing franchise owners, has asked the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington to issue a preliminary injunction preventing the city of Seattle from discriminating against local franchise business owners as part of the city’s new minimum wage law.

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Legal Challenge Against Part of Seattle Minimum Wage Law Moves Forward

The legal challenge against the discriminatory provisions of Seattle’s new minimum wage law is taking an important step forward. The International Franchise Association and Seattle franchisees last June filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court to challenge the provisions of the new law that discriminated against small franchise businesses. Then in August, the IFA requested

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International Franchise Association launches Ad Campaign Highlighting Agenda Behind Seattle Minimum Wage Law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jenna Weisbord, 310-995-0839 jweisbord@franchise.org International Franchise Association launches Ad Campaign Highlighting Agenda Behind Seattle Minimum Wage Law WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug. 20, 2014 – The International Franchise Association, the world’s largest organization representing franchise owners, today launched an ad campaign to inform Seattle residents about the Service Employees International Union’s (SEIU) well-planned,

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Seattle Franchise Fairness Radio Ad

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IFA Press Release: IFA Seeks Injunction to Halt Seattle’s Discrimination Against Small Franchisees

WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug. 6, 2014 – The International Franchise Association, the world’s largest organization representing franchise owners, has asked the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington to issue a preliminary injunction preventing the city of Seattle from discriminating against small franchise businesses as part of the city’s new minimum wage law. IFA

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Franchise group files to block $15 minimum-wage phase-in

The International Franchise Association is seeking an immediate federal injunction against Seattle’s $15 minimum-wage law. By Lynn Thompson Seattle Times staff reporter The International Franchise Association has asked a federal judge to immediately block portions of Seattle’s $15 minimum-wage law, which treats local franchises as large businesses. In a motion for a preliminary injunction filed Wednesday

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Restaurant Association have joined in a lawsuit against Seattle’s new $15-an-hour minimum wage ordinance

Powerful D.C. lobbies join fight against Seattle minimum wage Posted on August 13, 2014 | By Joel Connelly Two of the most powerful lobbies in Washington, D.C. — the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Restaurant Association — have joined in a lawsuit against Seattle’s new $15-an-hour minimum wage ordinance. The USCC and Restaurant Association are bedrocks

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