There have been several franchising developments since our last update in February.
This edition discusses:
- minimising the risks when marketing through social media
- comments from the ACCC regarding changes to the Franchising Code, in particular pecuniary penalties
- information regarding the ACCC's new Guidelines on its use of infringement notices
- renewed interest in bullying – something that affects all employers
- the move to the enforcement phase of the Unfair Contract Terms legislation
- an update regarding privacy laws
- an injunction granted to a franchisor to deal with a rogue franchisee defection in New Zealand.
Those interested in expanding overseas or already operating overseas, may be interested to know that in the last two months, K&L Gates have added two more offices, Delaware and Houston, as well as significantly expanding our Hong Kong and Palo Alto offices.
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