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NYC Enacts "Fair Work Week" Laws for Retail and Fast Food Employees

by FordHarrison on

New York City’s new package of “Fair Work Week” laws, which go into effect on November 27, 2017, will create new and burdensome scheduling and record-keeping requirements for retailers and fast food establishments, including...more

Shifty Business: NYC Restricts Shift Scheduling for Retailers and Fast Food Chains

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Five new laws in New York City will impose strict limits on shift scheduling for fast food and retail industry employees. The laws will be effective 180 days after their signing, on November 26, 2017....more

The Fine Print - Spring 2017

The spring 2017 issue of The Fine Print features articles on supply chain management, hotel franchise agreements, President Trump's executive orders and more. Please see full newsletter below for more information....more

Brexit: what might it mean for franchising? Top points

by DLA Piper on

The effect of the Brexit vote is not, of course, just about the UK. It affects continental Europe and beyond. Post referendum, the UK is on course to leave the European Union and one of the effects of that will be the need...more

The McDonald’s NLRB Case: At The Intersection Of Hot Legal And Political Issues

by Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP on

Despite popular belief, the fate of fast food franchises around the country does not rest in the hands of Lauren Esposito, an unelected administrative judge for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Whatever decision...more

California’s Latest Attack on Franchise Industry Goes Into Effect

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

A new California law (AB 525, effective January 1, 2016) makes it harder for franchisors to terminate defaulting franchisees, requires franchisors to buyout franchisees in some cases, and adds new burdens for evaluating...more

Franchises Act soon to become law in British Columbia: key provisions for franchisors

by DLA Piper on

British Columbia’s legislature has completed the third reading of Bill 38-2015, the BC Franchises Act. Its quick movement – the bill was introduced to the legislature on October 5 - is the culmination of work that began...more

Congress Considers Amending NLRA to Require Direct Control for Joint Employer Findings

On September 29, the House subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions held a legislative hearing to consider the Protecting Local Business Opportunity Act, H.R. 3459. This bill, which is mirrored in the Senate,...more

Tennessee Takes Shot at NLRB in New Law Limiting Franchisor Liability

Franchisors in Tennessee can breathe a small sigh of relief thanks to a newly enacted state statute that seeks to limit their potential liability and strike back at the general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board....more

California Undesirable for Franchising?

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

JUNE 29th STATE SENATE HEARING TO DISCUSS PROPOSED NEW LAW (June 22nd hearing postponed to June 29th. See http://sbp.senate.ca.gov/agenda) - On May 14, 2015, the California state assembly passed AB 525, and on June...more

To Forgive, Divine: Tax Amnesty Program Signed Into Law

by Polsinelli on

On Tuesday, April 27, 2015, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed House Bill 384, which creates a Tax Amnesty Program for taxes administered by the Missouri Department of Revenue. This includes state income taxes, franchise...more

Showdown in Harrisburg

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

Like a strong marriage, a strong franchise relationship must be built on shared success. In the end, no relationship is likely to work out when one side holds all the cards. Originally published in Franchise Post on...more

Legislator Fires Broadside At Franchisors

by Allen Matkins on

California has not one, but two franchise laws. The Franchise Investment Law (“FIL”), Corporations Code Section 31000 et seq., is administered and enforced by the the Commissioner of Corporations. The Franchise Relations Act...more

Intangible Expenses, Amazon & Solar Highlight Bills in Tennessee Legislature

Tennessee’s legislative session is in full swing, and based on the current pace of the session, legislators should finish their work during the first week of May, at the latest, and return to their districts for the November...more

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