Stephanie Zosak

Stephanie Zosak

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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

Here we go again: Australian government releases draft amendments to the Franchising Code of Conduct

The Australian government has released an exposure draft of amendments to The Trade Practices (Industry Codes – Franchising) Regulations 1998 (the Franchising Code of Conduct) and relevant provisions in the Competition and...more

4/21/2014 - Audits Australia Code of Conduct Disclosure Requirements Franchise Agreements Franchises Good Faith Proposed Amendments

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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