Franchise Industry Poised for Post-COVID Growth

By Jim Sammon & Melissa Yasinow  After experiencing pandemic-induced disruption, the franchise industry expects a strong economic rebound for a post-COVID 2021. According to the International Franchise Association (IFA), the franchise industry is likely to bounce...

The Consolidated Appropriations Act and FFCRA

By Rob Gilmore & Alexis Preskar The new COVID-19 relief bill, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, eliminated the mandatory paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).  However, even though paid leave is voluntary in 2021, employers can...