Polsinelli Podcast - What Employers Need to Know About Dealing With Cash
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What is the Current State of Anti-Bribery Compliance & Enforcement in Australia?
Polsinelli Podcasts - The Latest on a Shift in Regulation in Dietary Supplements
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
The National Labor Relations Board continues the string of controversial moves in its unfair labor practice cases against McDonald’s. In December 2014, the NLRB’s General Counsel filed thirteen complaints naming the...more
On 17 July 2015, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) published its consultation document regarding competition in passenger rail services in Great Britain. This followed its announcement in January that it intended to...more
Employers are beginning to learn that they may have far more employees than they think. A driver for the ride sharing company Uber was considered an “employee” by the California Labor Commissioner’s Office earlier this month....more
In late April, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or the “Board”) General Counsel’s office issued an Advice Memorandum (“Advice Memo”) (No. 177-1650-0100, available here) addressing whether a franchisor (Freshii...more
On April 28, 2015, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued an advice memorandum addressing when franchisors can be considered “joint employers” with their franchisees for purposes of the National Labor Relations Act...more
The SEC has issued a proposed rule to require companies to disclose the relationship between executive compensation and the financial performance of a company. The details of the proposed rule have been well publicized, and...more
On April 21, 2015, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) issued a Geographic Targeting Order (“GTO”) lowering reporting thresholds and triggering additional recordkeeping requirements...more
Four SEC Commissioners addressed the annual SEC Speaks Conference, reviewing recent agency initiatives and tracing potential paths for the future. The SEC also brought another FCPA action, a misappropriation case and an...more
A new California law has given the California Department of Business Oversight, the State's regulator of franchises, more time to review franchise registration and renewal applications, with the result that franchisors, their...more
On November 25, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released final rules governing menu and vending machine labeling to implement some of the Affordable Care Act's nutrition labeling requirements.
Consulting Services Group, LLC, or CSG, was a registered investment adviser whose business included providing consulting services to public pension funds. These consulting services included recommending third-party investment...more
Just in time for the holidays, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) and the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) have delivered additional workplace protections for workers and prospective unions this month. Whether those...more
States have been vested with the responsibility to regulate the manufacture, distribution, and sale of alcoholic beverages since the repeal of Prohibition. In carrying out this authority, many states have implemented a three...more
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
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
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
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.
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
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