Local business owners meet with Rep. Walberg to Discuss Joint Employer Issue

March 11, 2015

On March 9, Representative Tim Walberg (R-MI-7), met with local business owners for a round table discussion focusing on the negative impact the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) new “joint employer” definition could have on small businesses. The event was … Read More...

How Upcoming Legal Cases May Change the Future of Franchises

March 4, 2015

By: Joyce Rosenberg, Associated Press

Franchise owners wonder whether they’ll lose autonomy as a result of hearings into about 80 charges against McDonald’s and some of its franchisees.

The hearings stem from nationwide protests by employees seeking higher pay. The … Read More...

Heller challenges NLRB ruling on who is employer

March 3, 2015

By: Craig A. Ruark, Special to the Las Vegas Business Press

U.S. Sen. Dean Heller used a small business round table at the recent International Franchising Association’s convention as an opportunity to do some big game hunting. His quarry was … Read More...

Local Minnesota Business Owners Meet With Chairman John Kline

February 26, 2015

On Monday, nearly 20 Minnesotans representing the local business community were on hand at Anytime Fitness in Rosemont, Minnesota, to discuss with House Education and Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) their concerns with recent actions by the National Labor Relations … Read More...

Don’t Take Away the Ladder to Success for Aspiring Minority Small Business Owners

February 26, 2015

By Djenane Bartholomew, The Washington Informer

Every day my husband and I make decisions that affect the lives of 450 people and their families. It’s a lot of responsibility but above all a labor of love. It is all … Read More...