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Franchise Owner Offers Solutions for Changing the Cycle of Poverty in America

By: Jenna Weisbord

Franchising is uniquely situated to address the problem of poverty in America and affect serious change by encouraging employment for those who need it most, according to Azim Saju, Vice President and General Counsel for HDG Hotels. Saju submitted a statement for the record today on behalf of the International Franchise Association to the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Human Resources, which held the first in a series of hearings to address a problem plaguing our nation: poverty.

Rep. LaHood, McDonald’s Owner Have Beef With Proposed Overtime Rules

By: Eric Stock and Terry James
WJBC
http://www.wjbc.com/2016/05/10/lahood-mcdonalds-owner-have-beef-with-pro...
05/10/2016

BLOOMINGTON – In a move that U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood, R-Dunlap, said would raise the cost of doing business, the Labor Department is proposing a rule that would raise the threshold for overtime eligibility from about $24,000 per year to nearly $50,000.

Regulatory Roadblocks to Job Creation

By: Nicholas Johns

Small business owners understand the amount of overregulation coming from administrative agencies is stifling job creation and growth prospects.

Speaker Ryan: Overregulation is having a “Chilling Effect on Growth”

By: Nick Johns

The U.S. GDP grew just 0.5% in Q1 2016. With one year left in President Obama’s tenure as Commander-in-Chief during which the U.S. has experienced a 1.55 percent annualized average of RGDP growth, he may become the first President to never have a year of 3% GDP growth.

Speaker Ryan’s new plan, Confident America, intends to boost economic growth and social mobility for the United States through a range of policy fixes. In a recent weekly briefing, Speaker Ryan mentioned two issues which are important to franchisees: overtime and joint employer.

Stepping Up For The Franchise Owner

By: Kevin Tennant
Newsminer
http://www.newsminer.com/opinion/community_perspectives/stepping-up-for-...
04/25/2016

FAIRBANKS — A broken windshield right here in Alaska is responsible for launching my American Dream. Today, 4,000 miles away, a controversial new regulation created by Washington, D.C., bureaucrats threatens to destroy it.

Franchise Owners Fight Joint Employer Across the U.S.

By Michael Layman

In American history, no U.S. president who served a full term has left office without presiding over at least one year that met or exceeded 3.0 percent real gross domestic product (real GDP) growth. With one year left in President Obama’s tenure as Commander-in-Chief during which the U.S. has experienced a 1.55 percent annualized average of RGDP growth, he may become the first.

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