Matt Shay has been president of the International Franchise Association since 2005, but his tenure with the Washington, D.C.-based group goes back to 1993 when he joined the IFA’s government affairs department. Shay, an attorney by training, recently said that he fears his 1,000 franchisor members and 8,000 franchisee members—representing 75 different industries, including foodservice—will face an uncommonly challenging year in 2008.What federal legislation should franchisors be worried ...

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