US minimum wages

Lloyd Corder - What’s in a (Brand) Name?

Lloyd Corder - What’s in a (Brand) Name?

One unique feature of recent local minimum wage battles is the focus on franchise businesses.

In Seattle, for instance, a minimum wage of $15 took effect in 2015 with multiple phase-in paths that depend on the business size (as measured by number of employees), with smaller businesses being granted more time to adapt to the mandate. Under the Seattle law, an independent, locally-owned franchise business is treated like the larger corporate entity from which the franchise business gets its brand-name and trademark.