Tag: International Franchise Association

EXCLUSIVE: Businesses Fight Against Seattle’s ‘Discriminatory’ Minimum Wage Law

A three-judge panel for the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is scheduled to hear oral arguments today on the International Franchise Association’s appeal to overturn a U.S. District Court judge’s previous decision that denied a preliminary injunction to halt the application of Seattle’s minimum wage law to franchisees. The Seattle law is drafted so that large businesses with more than 500 employees must pay a minimum wage of $15 per hour by 2017 or 2018. However, smaller employers have more time – until 2021 – to increase the minimum wage.