Ned Levitt

Ned Levitt

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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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