There’s major uncertainty for the franchise business model as the NLRB shifts course and brings back an Obama-era joint employment standard. The Align crew explains what’s next on the issue and interviews the senior vice president of government affairs for the International Franchising Association. The team also discusses how major brands are responding to the nationwide gun issue following the high school shooting in Parkland, Fla., and the risks of companies taking a stand on controversial issues with pressure from both sides.
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