Bloomberg Government: Labor Department Unveils New Overtime Pay Requirements

By: Jaclyn Diaz and Chris Opfer The Labor Department March 7 unveiled a long-awaited proposal to make more workers eligible for overtime pay. Workers who make less than about $35,000 per year would be automatically eligible for time-and-a-half pay for all hours worked beyond 40 a week, under the Trump administration’s proposal. That’s up from the […]

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Forbes: She Fled Iran And Beat Brain Cancer. Now Shirin Behzadi Has Built A $670M Home-Furnishings Business.

By: Maggie McGrath and Karsten Strauss Not a lot of people look like me in the franchising world,” says Shirin Behzadi, the CEO of Home Franchise Concepts. “I had to figure things out on my own.” Behzadi, 52, has led Home Franchise Concepts for the past three years, growing systemwide sales—revenue generated across every franchisee—to $670 million, […]

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Nevada Watchdog: Nevada’s pro-business environment credited for franchise explosion

Nevada appears on course to build on its record as one of the nation’s hot spots for franchise businesses, though some observers warn that more business regulation could dim the fortunes of the state’s “formula entrepreneurs.” A 2018 report from the International Franchise Association (IFA) predicted Nevada would have the fastest franchise growth in the nation. The […]

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Restaurant Biz: MCDONALD’S STARTS A PUSH FOR GENDER BALANCE

By: Jonathan Maze McDonald’s Corp. on Friday announced the launch of a new program aimed at improving the representation of women at all levels of the company and achieve gender equality in career advancement. The company launched a strategy called “Better Together: Gender Balance & Diversity” that aims to make these improvements in gender representation […]

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