Jeffrey M. Rosin

Jeffrey M. Rosin

Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP

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Good news for franchisors from the U.S. Department of Labor?

We write to alert our clients and contacts about some positive comments made by the acting Solicitor General pertinent to franchise entities. Specifically, as reported today in Law 360, acting Solicitor General Nicholas Geale...more

3/21/2017 - DOL Franchisee Franchisors Joint Employers

Labor Nominee Andrew Puzder's Advocacy For Franchises Has Made Him The Target Of Worker Groups

Andrew Puzder, President Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Labor, is now a household name. You probably know that he is the Chief Executive Officer of CKE Restaurants, Inc., the corporate franchisor of the Hardee’s and Carl’s...more

2/3/2017 - NLRB Secretary of Labor Trump Administration Wage and Hour

Court Misses Chance To Clarify Conflict Between Franchise, Employment Law – But Dissent Gets It Right

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently dealt a blow to franchisors everywhere in Williams v. Jani-King of Philadelphia, Inc. Granted, the court only affirmed a ruling that the case can be litigated as a...more

9/29/2016 - Class Action Franchisee Franchises Franchisors

What To Make Of The Wage And Hour Division's Voluntary Compliance Agreement With The Subway Franchise System

On July 26, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division entered into a “Voluntary Agreement” with the franchisor of the Subway brand, known as Doctor’s Associates, Inc., and its affiliates. The agreement...more

8/30/2016 - Corporate Counsel DOL FLSA Franchisee Joint Employers NLRB Popular Subway Wage and Hour

Update For The Franchise Industry: Is Your Brand Manager Creating A “Joint Employment” Relationship With Your Franchisees’...

For several years now, franchisors have been the subject of attention in the labor and employment law arenas, and new rules and regulations are challenging franchise relationships in a number of ways. One increasingly...more

8/4/2016 - Franchisee Franchises Franchisors Joint Employers McDonalds NLRB Wage and Hour

New Sick Leave Rights For Massachusetts Employees Raise Concerns For Employers

On November 4, 2014, Massachusetts voters approved a new law, which will be codified at G.L. c. 149, § 148C, providing sick leave rights to all private employees in the state and most public employees. The law goes into...more

11/12/2014 - Earned Sick Time Employee Rights New Legislation Paid Leave Public Employees Sick Leave Wage and Hour

Massachusetts High Court Provides Helpful Guidance to Employers Regarding Damages and Releases Under Wage Act

On December 17, 2012, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issued a wide-ranging opinion that clarifies the limitations on damages that employees can seek under G.L. c. 149, §§ 148 and 150 ("Wage Act") when an employee...more

12/20/2012 - Independent Contractors Misclassification Over-Time Statute of Limitations Tolling Unpaid Overtime Wage Act

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