Joel Buckberg

Joel Buckberg

Baker Donelson

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California Dreams Becoming Reality for Franchisees; Amended Franchise Relationship Law Nears Passage

The California State Assembly saw the seventh amended version of proposed changes to the California Franchise Relationship Act (CFRA) introduced August 17, 2015. This amendment is the product of industry negotiations that...more

9/3/2015 - Buyback Programs California Family Rights Act (CFRA) Criminal Prosecution Franchise Agreements Franchisee Franchisors Fraud GAAP Identity Theft Termination Rights

New Opportunities in Cuba for U.S. Travel and Medical Companies – Cigars but not Commerce

After President Obama's announcement that his Administration will pursue a policy aimed at improving U.S.-Cuba diplomatic relations and ultimately eliminating the economic embargo on Cuba, the U.S. Treasury and Commerce...more

1/30/2015 - Amended Legislation Banking Sector Barack Obama BIS CACR Cuba EAR Embargo Executive Orders Export Controls Exports Foreign Relations Imports OFAC Sanctions Telecommunications Trade Relations Travel Permits U.S. Commerce Department U.S. Treasury

NLRB General Counsel Office: McDonald's, USA, LLC and Its Franchisees Are Joint Employers

The National Labor Relations Board Office of Public Affairs announced on July 29, 2014 that the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board has authorized complaints against McDonalds, USA, LLC (McDonald's) and...more

8/4/2014 - Employer Liability Issues Franchises Franchisors Joint Employers McDonalds NLRA NLRB

Hospitalitas Newsletter - Spring 2014

In This Issue: - Your Grandmother Doesn’t Work for Free: Volunteer and Intern Positions Under Closer Scrutiny - Excessive Celebration – Penalty Declined - Four Crisis Management Lessons from the...more

5/2/2014 - Class Action Crisis Management DOL FLSA Fourth Amendment Hospitality Industry Internships Minimum Wage Mobile Privacy Premises Liability Privacy Laws Social Networks TCPA Telemarketing Unpaid Interns Volunteers

IFA Legal Symposium Report

For our readers who did not attend the early May International Franchise Association Legal Symposium held in Washington, we pass along these observations...more

6/12/2013 - Disclosure Requirements Franchise Agreements Independent Contractors Non-Compete Agreements Proposed Legislation SBA

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