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Restaurant Franchisors: Prepare to Comply With New FDA Menu Labeling Rules

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its final rules for menu labeling on November 25, 2014. The long-awaited rules stem from provisions in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the comprehensive health care reform...more

Pecuniary Penalties Introduced For Breaches Of The Franchising Code Of Conduct

Introduction Of Civil Pecuniary Penalties - The Government has now passed legislation which will allow pecuniary penalties and infringement notices as remedies for breaches of the Franchising Code of Conduct...more

Trials Are About Truth; Consent Decrees Are About Pragmatism

I recently wrote about Judge Rakoff’s refusal to enter the SEC’s proposed consent decree in SEC v. Citigroup Global Markets, Inc., 827 F. Supp. 2d 328 (SDNY 2011) – and the shift in SEC enforcement policy that it prompted. ...more

How To Represent Prospective Franchisees And Franchisors

FRANCHISING PRIMER - I. INTRODUCTION - A. In General Franchising is a method of distribution that combines the advantages of a central specialized system with the capital and micro-management of local independent...more

Carrols Corp. To Pay $2.5 Million to Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Lawsuit

89 Women To Benefit From Settlement With World's Largest Burger King Franchisee - NEW YORK - Carrols Corporation, the world's largest Burger King franchisee, will pay $2.5 million and take significant remedial steps to...more

Alternatives To Master Franchising: Area Development Agreements, Area Representatives And Joint Ventures

Originally published in the International Journal of Franchising Law (Volume 10 – Issue 4 – 2012). This article provides a comprehensive analysis of international franchising structures – direct franchising, exclusive...more

City of Los Angeles Waste Hauling Takes Big Step to Exclusive Franchise System

The City of Los Angeles took another step towards granting exclusive franchises for commercial trash hauling within the City, franchises that would also cover large apartment complexes. Under a plan approved by two City...more

Wage and Hour Violations

It is crucial that employers comply with state and federal wage and hour laws, including minimum wage laws. Failure to do so runs the risk of wage claims and lawsuits from employees, not to mention investigations and...more

Corporate Sustainability and Social Entrepreneurship Part Two

As a purely legal matter, corporate sustainability and social entrepreneurship require that we begin by asking the following question: Does the law of corporate governance permit social good as a primary focus and aim of...more

Lawsuit Against Airline Over Misleading Fees

Companies often charge additional fees that increase the final cost of a product or service. In some industries, such as telecommunications and airlines, fees imposed by the government may be passed on to consumers. In...more

Corporate Sustainability and Social Entrepreneurship: Part Four

Fourth in a Series of Articles We began this series of articles by asking tough questions: Do corporations exist solely to maximize shareholder value and profit? Or do corporations also exist to serve a broader...more

FTC Targets “Up To” Claims

Advertising claims that are deceptive or misleading often draw the ire of the Federal Trade Commission. That’s why avoiding the use of potentially misleading or deceptive adverting is advisable. Of course, what seems...more

Infobytes - August 17 2012 - A Weekly In-depth review of news & developments in the financial services industry.

TOPICS COVERED THIS WEEK - FEDERAL ISSUES - MORTGAGES - BANKING - CONSUMER FINANCE - SECURITIES - E-COMMERCE - PRIVACY/DATA SECURITY Excerpt From Federal Issues: CFPB...more

MoFo New York Tax Insights - Volume 3, Issue 6 - June 2012

In This Issue: ALJ Holds New Resident’s Gain on Sale of Former Connecticut Home is Subject to New York Income Tax; Tribunal Reinstates Peter Madoff Petition; Banking Department’s Definition of “Gross Income” Not Properly...more

Action Based on 7-Eleven’s Payroll System Fails, Court of Appeal Rules

In Aleksick v. 7-Eleven, Plaintiff Aleksick represented a class claiming that 7-Eleven’s payroll system violated California Business and Professional Code 17200. The complaint alleged that 7-Eleven’s method of converting...more

Sutherland Salt Shaker - April 2012

In This Issue 2 SALT Pet of the Month; 5 Professor Hellerstein’s Office Hours; 9 California Screaming; and 9 Policy Wonk. Sub Articles: A Swing and a Miss: Maryland Court Defines “Final” for Purposes of Statute of...more

The Reluctant Franchisor By: Susan E. Wells, Esq., Jaburg & Wilk, P.C.

Due to the heavily-regulated nature of franchising, clients often tell their attorneys "I'm only going to do a license. I don't want to do a franchise." Although a client may believe what he says, he's most likely drawing a...more

Alabama Tax Developments: 2011 Year in Review

Our final Alabama SALT Bulletin of 2011 summarizes the major legislative, judicial, and administrative developments affecting Alabama taxpayers with respect to income, transaction and property taxes. The Spring 2011...more

Focus on Franchise Law - November 2011

In This Issue: 1 OLF Targets the Use of English on Commercial Signage in Quebec 2 Contact Us Excerpt From OLF Targets the Use of English on Commercial Signage in Quebec This week the Office québécois de la...more

Ninth Circuit Rules That Attorney Fees are Properly Awarded Under Petroleum Marketing Practices Act

In Chevron U.S.A. Inc. v. M&M Petroleum Services Inc., 2011 DJDAR 13854 (2011), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit decided a novel case involving the recovery of attorney fees under the Petroleum Marketing...more

Supreme Judicial Court Issues Two Decisions Regarding the Massachusetts Payment of Wages Act

Yesterday, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issued two decisions clarifying the scope of the Payment of Wages Act. First, in Awuah v. Coverall North America, Inc., the Court held that a company which had misclassified...more

Former Chairman of Wm Morrison Supermarkets Plc Fined for Breach of Share Disclosure Rules

On August 16, the UK Financial Services Authority (FSA) announced that it had published a final notice imposing a penalty of £210,000 (approximately $350,000) on Sir Ken Morrison (KM), the former chairman of Wm Morrison...more

California’s Big EASI

My friend, Bill Twomey, suggested a post describing how to get copies of securities and franchise filings made with the Department of Corporations. It’s actually pretty easy. The DOC maintains the California Electronic...more

Sanity must be made to prevail in Zimbabwe – Lloyd Msipa

Sanity must be made to prevail in Zimbabwe – Lloyd Msipa “We are enveloped in the politics of hate. The amount of hate that is being preached today in this country is frightful. What Zimbabwe fought for was peace,...more

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