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What’s at Stake in the 2016 Election


The article, “What’s at Stake in the 2016 Election,” featured in QSR Magazine, highlighted five important things restaurant operators should consider when they head to the polls in November.

Alden Parker discussed why the balance of the U.S. Supreme Court is so important this presidential election.

He said that restaurants and all other employers should care what direction the court swings. He believes a slew of weighty employment issues, particularly the enforceability of arbitration agreements and standards for joint employers, will likely find their way to the nation’s highest court in the coming months.

Normally, restaurant companies care just as much about congressional races as the presidency, Alden said. But this year, he said, it’s the presidential election that could have the biggest impact on American businesses.

“It’s not every presidential election where there are teed-up issues that are going to affect employers in the next four, eight, 10 years before the Supreme Court,” he said. “There’s always a threat of it, but there’s not a balance that is on the precipice of tipping in one direction or another, viewed as pro-business or not pro-business. And we have that here. So I think there’s a particular importance for restaurateurs here.”

To read the full article, please visit QSR Magazine.


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