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FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 18-Walmart-Be a Leader in Compliance
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 15-GSK in China: a Game Changer in Compliance
Partnership and Similar Agreements - Douglas W. Lubic, Esq.
Before committing to a franchise business, consider...
Lessons Learned from the BizJet Executives FCPA Enforcement Actions
Craft Beer Boom in Michigan
Record-setting Dodgers Sale Sets High Price For Mets Franchise
An administrative law judge (ALJ) upheld a ruling by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts (Comptroller) that a taxpayer was not entitled to use an alternative three-factor apportionment formula under Article IV of the...more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 This Issue:
Settlement Agreements: Steps to Protect Enforceability; In or Out? A Bold Re-Opening of the Opt-Out Period in a Franchise Class Action; What Happens When an Ontario Franchise Disclosure Document is...more
It’s Showtime in Manitoba!
Manitoba is mere days away from becoming the fifth Canadian province with franchise legislation. The Franchises Act (the Act) and Franchises Regulation (the Regulation) come into force on...more
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
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
TOPICS COVERED THIS WEEK
- FEDERAL ISSUES
- CONSUMER FINANCE
- PRIVACY/DATA SECURITY
Excerpt From Federal Issues:
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
In a perfect world, a sincere apology could help resolve a dispute quickly, restoring the good working relationship between franchisor and franchisee without litigation. But when your apology is not accepted and you end up...more
Manitoba’s The Franchises Act (the Act) and Franchises Regulation (the Regulation) have been proclaimed into force with an effective date of October 1, 2012. On and after that date, franchisors granting franchises to be...more
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
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
For our first newsletter of 2012, we thought it might be timely to look back at the many developments we have seen in franchise agreement and franchise disclosure document preparation in the past few years. Specifically, and...more
Although it is coming up on two years since Manitoba’s Franchises Act received royal assent in June of 2010, the legislation is not yet in force. There have been no developments since the public consultation period for...more
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
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
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
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
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