IFA: Franchise growth strong, but headwinds persist

IFA: Franchise growth strong, but headwinds persist

Association casts warnings about effects of NLRB ruling, Affordable Care Act

The International Franchise Association said Wednesday it expects franchises to add 247,000 jobs this year, a growth rate of 2.9 percent, which would be the fifth consecutive year that the franchise model outperformed other industries.

However, the IFA warned about government involvement, including the recent NLRB ruling calling franchisors “joint employers,” and the Affordable Care Act and its definition of “full time” as working 30 hours per week.

“Our industry conti

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