Last week, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell signed into law HB 55, legislation that clarifies that the franchisee/franchisor relationship is not an employment relationship and that franchisees are independent contractors. "This is a victory for the franchise industry and will allow franchising to remain a growing force in the Delaware economy. The IFA will continue to educate lawmakers in other states about the importance of clarifying state franchise laws regarding the independent contractor status of franchisees," IFA President and CEO Steve Caldeira, CFE, said. Read more.
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