IFA seeks Supreme Court review of Seattle minimum wage case

IFA seeks Supreme Court review of Seattle minimum wage case

City ordinance discriminates against franchise operators, association argues

The International Franchise Association has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a Ninth Circuit court decision that deems franchise operators in Seattle to be large employers because they are part of a chain.

In a petition filed Monday, the IFA contends that a minimum wage increase to $15 per hour in Seattle discriminates against franchise operators in the city, who typically run small, local businesses. Under the minimum wage ordinance, however, those franchisees are defined

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