Lewitt Hackman

FRANCHISOR 101: State Bills re Franchisor Joint Employer Liability

With franchisors deeply concerned about joint liability for franchisee employees, more states are passing laws trying to prevent that from happening. Here are some states and measures that have passed: Texas enacted Senate…more
| Franchise Law, Labor & Employment Law

FRANCHISEE 101: What to Do About Franchisor’s Harmful New Policies

Franchisees aren't always excited when their franchisor introduces a new policy. But if a new policy overreaches and might doom a franchisee's business, can it be stopped before it starts?…more
| Business Torts, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Franchise Law, Labor & Employment Law

Wage & Hour: DOL Doubles Down on Salary Threshold

Considering all of the political movements regarding minimum wage, equal pay and other wage and hour concerns over the past few years, most employers could read the handwriting on the wall regarding overtime rules…more
| Labor & Employment Law

FRANCHISEE 101: Understanding Merger/Integration Clauses

Before a final agreement is signed there are often oral discussions, negotiations, and representations. There may be written memorandums of understanding or letters of intent. But, when the final agreement has a "merger" or…more
| Business Torts, Commercial Law & Contracts, Franchise Law

FRANCHISOR 101: Wins, Losses & Lessons in Joint Employer Liability

As joint employer liability continues to develop, plaintiffs seeking deep pockets continue to claim, with some success, that franchisors are joint employers, responsible for actions of their franchisees' employees. In April, a…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Franchise Law, Labor & Employment Law, Personal Injury

Living Like a Prince, but not Dying Like One

The media seems to be concerned with two primary subjects lately, and both topics continue to trounce each other in turn on social networks for attention: 1. The presidential elections 2. The death of Prince, and…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Intellectual Property, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

That's Just Sick: Paid Sick Days May Increase in Los Angeles

Tuesday, the Los Angeles City Council voted to require employers to offer employees at least six days of paid sick leave per year, twice the minimum amount required under California law. If finally approved, Los Angeles will…more
| Labor & Employment Law

California Wage & Hour: Employer Q&A

Recently, the California Labor Commissioner cited a residential care provider for multiple wage theft violations, including for failure to pay minimum wage and overtime. As a result of the Labor Commissioner’s investigation…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Save the MAMILs - Cyclist Injury & Death Statistics

According to a recent government report, MAMILs (Middle Aged Men In Lycra) are the likeliest of all age groups and genders to be killed or seriously injured while riding a bicycle…more
| Personal Injury, Transportation

FRANCHISEE 101: Purposes and Limits of Non-Compete Clauses

Many franchise agreements have "non-compete clauses", which state that after termination or expiration of the franchise agreement, the ex-franchisee may not operate a business that is similar to or that would compete with the…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Franchise Law, International Law & Trade

FRANCHISOR 101: Protecting Interests in Preliminary Injunctions

A franchisor in a termination dispute with a franchisee may request a preliminary injunction to force the franchisee to immediately stop operating the franchised business and using the franchisor's trademarks and intellectual…more
| Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Franchise Law, Intellectual Property

Amended FEHA Regulations: Employers Required to Update Harassment & Discrimination Policies

The California Fair Employment and Housing Act’s (FEHA) proposed amendments have been approved and go into effect April 1, 2016. All employers should review the regulations and update their policies. In large part, the…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Employers: Criminal History Inquiries May Get Tricky

Last week the California Fair Employment and Housing Council of the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (or, in short, the Council) announced its proposed amendment to the California Code of Regulations, aiming to…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

FRANCHISOR 101: The Importance of Arbitration Provisions

Though some of the more important terms may appear early in a franchise agreement, some key terms placed near the end - the portion of the agreement that is often called "boilerplate" - may determine who wins or loses a legal…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Franchise Law

Money, Money, Money...Must Be Funny...in the Employee Training World

Score one for the employers this year: An appellate court decision issued last month determined that an employee who chooses to partake in the employer’s voluntary training program is required to reimburse the employer for…more
| Labor & Employment Law
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