New Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division chief David Weil's plan to crack down on the employment policies of the franchise industry could raise costs and hurt growth, according to IFA President and CEO Steve Caldeira. Caldeira said that Weil has "downright frightening" views on the role of the U.S.' 825,000 franchise businesses that employ 8 million people. "He has demonstrated consistent hostility and bias toward the franchise industry and toward employers in general," he said.

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