John Hughes

John Hughes

DLA Piper

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Top franchise matters of 2014

DLA Piper IPT partners Barry Heller, John Verhey and John Hughes recently conducted a webinar reviewing 2014’s top franchise decisions. Three significant 2014 matters are summarized below. 1. In Patterson v. Domino’s...more

3/27/2015 - Dominos FLSA Franchise Agreements Franchisors Joint Employers McDonalds NLRB Sexual Harassment Unfair Labor Practices Vicarious Liability Wage and Hour

Update on Orozco v. Plackis: was franchisor’s principal the employer of franchisor’s employee? Fifth Circuit reverses – 3...

We reported in September 2013 about Orozco v. Plackis, a case out of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas in which the plaintiff (a cook in a franchised restaurant) filed an action under the Fair...more

8/11/2014 - Employer Liability Issues FLSA Franchise Agreements Franchises Franchisors Minimum Wage Over-Time Restaurant Industry Unpaid Overtime Wage and Hour

Top franchise cases of 2013

1. In Hanley v. Doctors Express Franchising, LLC, a former franchisee of the Doctors Express franchise system sued Doctors Express, the franchisor, and Rhino 7, a broker involved in the franchise sale, asserting that the...more

3/27/2014 - Brokers Franchise Agreements Franchises Franchisors Healthcare Misrepresentation

Federal court upholds jury finding that franchisor’s principal was employer of franchisee’s employee: 3 takeaways

A recent case out of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas upheld a jury finding that a franchisor’s principal was the employer of a former franchisee’s employee, despite the fact that the...more

9/10/2013 - Classification Contractors Employer Liability Issues FLSA Franchise Agreements Franchises Full-Time Employees Right to Control Testimony

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