• New Delaware law recognizes franchisees as independent contractors

The International Franchise Association applauded Delaware Governor Jack Markell for signing into law HB 55, legislation that clarifies that the franchisee/franchisor relationship is not an employment relationship and that franchisees are independent contractors.

This measure passed both the Delaware House and Senate unanimously and follows a similar measure in Georgia last year.

"We applaud Delaware legislators for formally recognizing that the franchisee/franchisor relationship represents a contractual business relationship, not an employment relationship," said Steve Caldeira, IFA president and CEO. "This is a victory for the franchise industry and will allow franchising to remain a growing force in the Delaware economy."

As many states will conclude their 2013 legislative sessions in the coming weeks, IFA will look to 2014 for opportunities to clarify independent contractor statues in other states, according to a news release.

Read more about franchising news.

Related Content

User Comments – Give us your opinion!
Products & Services

Nationwide Criminal Records

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/Criminal_Search_iix.gif

1427/Nationwide-Criminal-Records

PCI Compliance Services

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/4892.png

4892/PCI-Compliance-Services

Group Purchasing Services

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/6403.png

6403/Group-Purchasing-Services

PeopleMatter LEARN™

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/4627.png

4627/PeopleMatter-LEARN

FireFly Point-of-Sale

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/4282.png

4282/FireFly-Point-of-Sale

Standard coffee

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/6963.png

6963/Standard-coffee

Free Menu Board Media Player Promotion

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/6675.png

6675/Free-Menu-Board-Media-Player-Promotion

Mexican-Style Meats

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/6795.png

6795/Mexican-Style-Meats

Quote decoder: how to compare restaurant POS systems

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/1290.png

1290/Quote-decoder-how-to-compare-restaurant-POS-systems

See the latest in restaurant POS

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/1926.png

1926/See-the-latest-in-restaurant-POS

Digital Menu Boards and ROI
Request Information From Suppliers
Save time looking for suppliers. Complete this form to submit a Request for Information to our entire network of partners.