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Thousands of franchisees of all sizes trust ADP for payroll, compliance and HR management tools
Whether you’re a franchisor looking to build and protect your brand, or a franchisee focused on growing your business, ADP can help you get there.
Our job is to support business owners from organizations of all sizes with preferred pricing and ongoing HR training and support. Whether this is your first franchise location or your fifth, we help our franchise partners continue to grow and maintain a strong and sustainable brand.
Trusted payroll software for franchise businesses
The widest range of payroll and HR solutions all-in-one system to help you:
Nothing is more valuable to a business owner than time. 3 out of 4 customers spend 15 minutes or less running payroll through ADP.1
Rest easy knowing you’re keeping up with regulations. 9 out of 10 customers say ADP helps their company comply with payroll tax laws and regulations.1
With ADP's affordable payroll and a flexible suite of HR products, you only pay for the options you need.
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Protect and promote your brand
As a franchise organization, your brand is your most important asset. But when your franchisees are left unsupported, your brand reputation can deteriorate.
ADP helps you protect your brand with excellent, affordable payroll, compliance and HR solutions for franchises — along with superior service and support. We bring additional value to your brand and franchisees by working with you to develop:
To further advance your success, we:
Build a stronger business
As a franchisee, you deal with the same issues as any small business. You also have the added demand of meeting franchise requirements.
With ADP, you get a trusted, turnkey solution for your payroll, compliance and HR needs. We help you save time and money with best-in-industry HR solutions for franchises — and make sure you’re checking all the right boxes.
Our franchise partners can also access an extensive list of compliance resources such as webcasts, HR newsletters, trainings and more.
ADP is there to guide our franchisees through the compliance journey and helping be a resource for them on the things that ADP does well so I can do the things that I do well.
Founder & CEO
ADP is always innovating and putting technology to use. I think that’s very helpful, and a critical reason why everyone should use ADP.
With a set of standards of what’s expected when rolling out new franchisees, it’s helpful that the consistency of ADP’s product and service is already there.
Founder and CEO
Partnering with ADP internally on the corporate side has provided an immense amount of streamlining and functionality. I feel like the level of partnership that you're going to get and the support that you'll receive is incomparable to others.
Vice President of Human Resources
Especially during a pandemic, I had the resources and support. I felt confident with ADP and what we could do to help our franchisees.
Founder & CEO
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The cost of opening and running a franchise varies depending on the industry – retail, food service, etc. However, most franchisees can expect to pay:
Small business owners are required to pay their employees and franchisees are no exception. In addition to running payroll, franchisees are generally responsible for hiring workers, filing taxes and complying with all applicable wage and hour laws. If, however, the franchisor exerts control over the employment of the franchisee’s employees, then a joint employment arrangement may exist. In such cases, the franchisor may be responsible for payments that would normally be handled by the franchisee.
The rules, regulations and responsibilities associated with joint employment can be complicated, so it’s best to consult employment attorneys to see how this arrangement might impact business operations. Franchisees who value their time and need assistance managing payroll or compliance can turn to a payroll service provider, like ADP.
Franchisors are required to provide only the services outlined in the franchise agreement. These contracts may include the following provisions:
Franchisors sometimes have uniform requirements or will offer best practice guidelines, but unless a joint employment arrangement exists, they generally don’t provide HR services. This gives franchisees the freedom to run their business as they see fit, but it also means greater responsibility since they must recruit employees, manage payroll and maintain compliance on their own. In such situations, franchisees can seek help from payroll providers, such as ADP, that specialize in navigating the complexities of HR.
A franchisor can sometimes be held liable for the actions of a franchisee if it has authority over the way the franchisee conducts its business. Many jurisdictions apply the day-to-day-operations test to determine the extent of franchisor control. Any efforts to maintain trademarks or ensure product uniformity, however, are generally excluded from this test.
Some entrepreneurs purchase a franchise thinking their success is guaranteed. Sadly, this is not always true, but compared to start-up companies, franchisees have some distinct advantages, such as:
This content does not provide legal, financial, accounting, or tax advice.
Please check with your accounting or legal professional regarding circumstances related to your business.