Ned Levitt

Ned Levitt

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BC Finalizes Franchise Laws

British Columbia has released the anticipated regulations to the previously enacted Franchises Act (BC). The Franchises Act (BC) will come into force on February 1, 2017, at which time British Columbia will be the sixth...more

10/14/2016 - Canada Disclosure Requirements Franchisee Franchises Franchisors

Electronic and Courier Delivery Coming to Ontario

After long anticipation from the franchise industry, the government of Ontario has finally amended regulations under the Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise Disclosure), 2000 (“Act”) to expressly allow a franchisor to deliver its...more

6/30/2016 - Amended Regulation Canada Franchise Disclosure Document Franchises Notice Requirements

Franchise & Distribution News, Number 2

Ontario Passes New Legislation Governing Tips and Gratuities - Ontario restaurants, bars and other businesses with employees who receive some of their pay through tips and gratuities will face new laws governing how...more

4/15/2016 - Canada Collective Agreements Dunkin' Donuts Employment Standards Act Franchisee Franchises Joint Employers NLRB Non-Compete Agreements Shareholders Tip-Pooling Tips

[Webinar] Franchise Disclosure Compliance: The Nuts & Bolts - United States - January 19, 3:00pm EST

Please join us for Franchise Disclosure Compliance: The Nuts & Bolts a webinar highlighting many of the “must do” or “must consider” matters for compliance with franchise disclosure legislation in U.S. ...more

1/7/2016 - franchise Franchise Disclosure Document FTC Webinars

[Webinar] Franchise Disclosure Compliance: The Nuts & Bolts - Canada - January 19, 1:00PM EST

Please join us for Franchise Disclosure Compliance: The Nuts & Bolts a webinar highlighting many of the “must do” or “must consider” matters for compliance with franchise disclosure legislation in Canada. ...more

1/7/2016 - Canada Franchise Disclosure Document Franchisee Franchises Webinars

British Columbia (Canada) Introduces Uniform Franchise Legislation, Could Take Effect in 2016

The British Columbia (Canada) government has introduced a bill that will make it the sixth province in Canada to regulate franchising along with the provinces of Alberta, Ontario, Manitoba, New Brunswick and Prince Edward...more

10/15/2015 - Canada Disclosure Requirements Franchises New Legislation Regulatory Agencies

NLRB’s ‘Joint Employer’ Decision Could Lead to Labor Law Headaches for Franchisors

Franchisee employees may be considered “joint employees” of the franchisor for purposes of collective bargaining and other employment issues under the National Labor Relations Board’s recent decision in Browning Ferris...more

9/14/2015 - Browning-Ferris Industries of California Inc. Franchisee Franchises Franchisors Joint Employers NLRB Staffing Agencies Wage and Hour

Franchise and Distribution News - July 2015

A VIEW FROM TWIN PEAKS - Quick. Define Twin Peaks. Other than the obviously now dated TV show, up until a couple of weeks ago, the only other definition of Twin Peaks was a restaurant chain that featured double entendre...more

7/23/2015 - Appeals Brand Breach of Contract Corporate Liability Criminal Mischief Disclosure Requirements Dunkin' Donuts Franchise Agreements Franchisors Good Faith Public Relations Resale Exemption Termination

Franchise and Distribution News - January 2015

TAKE ACTION NOW TO AVOID UNEXPECTED STATE TAX LIABILITIES - Traditionally, nexus for state income tax liability has required some type of physical presence or continuous contacts by the franchisor/distributor with a...more

1/27/2015 - Canada Distributors Franchises Franchisors Income Taxes State Taxes

British Columbia Law Institute Issued Its Report Recommending The Passage Of A Franchise Specific Statute For British Columbia

Yesterday, the British Columbia Law Institute issued its report recommending the passage of a franchise specific statute for British Columbia. Much of what is being recommended follows the lead of the other 5 provinces with...more

4/25/2014 - Canada Franchises Legislative Agendas

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