Resistance from the IRA would cease if the proposed amendment was included.
An amendment to Assembly-Bill 525, proposed by the International Franchise Association (IRA) and Coalition of Franchisee Association, focused on protecting franchisees from predatory practices.
Last August, Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a similar bill for unclear language and skepticism on its necessity. He urged both sides to work on ironing out their issues.
Franchisers, like McDonald’s and Subway will be prohibited from terminating agreements with franchisees if their wasn’t a significant breach of contract. Compensation will also be provided or business sold if their was a breach in contract. Franchisees who have complied with terms will be able to renew the original contract.
California passing the bill could cause a ripple effect of reform in other states.
Union groups seeking higher pay for workers have been intently watching this unfold. The Service Employees International union is vehemently backing the proposal.
The CFA and Franchisees have pushed the bill for years to combat franchisers predatory practices.
The IFA opposed the bill because it would limit franchisers ability to police their systems.
For months both sides have been working on clarifying vague language but keep the main focus of the bill intact. Neither sides are completely pleased but it is a step ahead in the right direction.
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