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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.
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.
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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 App Marketplace is our online HR storefront and gateway to software solutions that integrate seamlessly into ADP products, and help franchisees manage their unique payroll and HR challenges. Discover solutions that help:
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ADP has helped us make our processes simpler and better. Any time we can share a best practice with our franchisees, we like to do that. And ADP for us is best practice.
Chief Financial Officer
When we moved to ADP we actually saw about a $50,000 savings in our insurance rates. To create savings like that allows us to offer things like medical insurance to 401(k).
Franchise Area Developer and Team Leader
Having multiple franchisees using ADP helps with consistency and there are some integration opportunities with other systems like QuickBooks and ProfitKeeper.
Franchise Area Developer and Team Leader
Part of our initiative … was to figure out, how do we become the best place to work
Franchisee & Team Leader
Time is the most valuable asset we have, and having ADP handle my payroll gives me time to develop my business and our people, things that need my attention that I’m better suited to doing. I would recommend them to anyone — not just for payroll, but for all the services they have to help small businesses.
Sweet Charlie’s of Augusta
Team members are able to log in to one unified system to use sliders and natural and intuitive tools to make better decisions — from recruiting, benefits, performance management, talent management — every aspect of our business that touches people could now be brought under one umbrella.
Director, Talent Management Systems
24 Hour Fitness USA, Inc.
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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.
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1. Information based on ADP internal research and is accurate as of October 27, 2021 and is subject to change.
2. G2 user review data from October 27, 2021.
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