IFA to appeal Seattle minimum wage ruling

IFA to appeal Seattle minimum wage ruling

Group calls for franchisees to be treated as small businesses under legislation

The International Franchise Association plans to appeal a federal ruling that denied a request to delay a steep increase in Seattle’s minimum wage, the group said Friday.

U.S. District Judge Richard A. Jones denied a request this week for a preliminary injunction from the association, along with five Seattle franchisees who did not want Seattle to raise its minimum wage to $15 effective April 1.

The association, a trade group representing businesses that use the franch

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