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Uncertainty in Franchising: How the NLRB Could Change the Industry

Posted by James Patrick Kahler on February 16, 2015

The franchising community is facing unprecedented change with a recent decision from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). In July 2014, the NLRB’s Division of Advice announced that a franchisor could be designated as a joint employer of its franchisees employees. That seemingly simple declaration could alter the franchise model as it is known today. Law

Uncertainty in Franchising: How the NLRB Could Change the Industry is our new eBook that provides an insight on the NLRB’s ruling, it’s potential effects on the franchising industry, as well as resources for taking action.

Impact of the NLRB Ruling

For those of you who are not yet well informed with the NLRB’s ruling, here are some of the major impacts it’ll have on the franchise industry:

  • Franchisors and franchisees will face increased fees and costs
  • Franchisors are open to new lawsuits
  • Franchisees will no longer be in charge of their hiring
  • New growth-stiffing increases to the maximum wage
  • The Affordable Care Act will come into effect in new, damaging ways.
  • Franchise growth may be killed
  • Franchise locations will close
  • American jobs will be lost

Key Takeaways

By reading our eBook, you’ll be able to gain a better understanding of:

  • What is the National Labor Relations Board Joint Employer Ruling?
  • The potential impact of the NLRB.
  • Plus a complete toolkit for defending the franchise community!
Download the free eBook below and learn everything you need to know about this potentially game-changing ruling on the Franchise Industry! New Call-to-action Did you like this article? Click here to subscribe to our blog.

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James Patrick Kahler

About the Author

James Patrick Kahler is Hireology’s Copywriter & Content Specialist. He is a graduate of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University and has over four years of professional experience writing for various industries. Outside of the office (and sometimes inside), he has a passion for comedy, advertising and his Cleveland sports teams…all of them.