Fox News: Raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour and families will have less money. Why Dems should worry

By: Andy Puzder The “Raise the Wage Act” proposed by House Democrats will be up for a vote on Thursday and certain Blue Dog Democrats have expressed concern that raising the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 an hour by 2026 could negatively impact their constituents. The Congressional Budget Office’s (“CBO”) report on the […]

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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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