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FRANCHISOR 101: State Taxes on Franchise Fees

by Lewitt Hackman on

Franchisors collect weekly or monthly "franchise fees." In many cases, fees are for particular services, such as marketing assistance or IT support. In franchising, the parties may be in any number of different states: for...more

Commonwealth Court Unanimously Holds that Local Business Privilege Tax Must be Fairly Apportioned

by Cozen O'Connor on

A panel of the Commonwealth Court unanimously held that a local Business Privilege Tax (BPT) imposed on fees paid by Pennsylvania 7-Eleven franchisees to 7-Eleven’s regional office in the township was unconstitutional because...more

Food for Thought: A Review of 2016 Litigation

by Carlton Fields on

Food for Thought is a review of significant court decisions affecting the food, beverage, dietary supplements and personal care products industry. Although many cases in this edition focus on class certification, others...more

FRANCHISOR 101: Recent “Franchisor as Joint Employer” Developments

by Lewitt Hackman on

In the last month, McDonald's settled a class action with employees of a franchisee, and a new President of the United States was elected. These two events have something in common with regard to franchising: they are...more

7-Eleven Sued By EEOC for Disability Discrimination

Oklahoma Chain Unlawfully Denied Reasonable Accommodations to Workers with Disabilities and Fired Them, Federal Agency Charges - ST. LOUIS - Brown-Thompson General Partnership, dba 7-Eleven, a chain of Oklahoma...more

Advertising Law - June 2016 #3

FTC Targets Spam, False Claims by Weight Loss Products - Alleging violations of the Federal Trade Commission Act and the CAN-SPAM Act, the Federal Trade Commission filed suit in Florida federal court against a pair of...more

The NLRB Refuses to Require its General Counsel to Explain the Joint Employer Case Against McDonald's

by Littler on

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

FRANCHISEE 101: 7-Eleven Ordered to Disclose Metadata

by Lewitt Hackman on

A federal court has ordered 7-Eleven to disclose its metadata in three franchisees' claims that they were targeted for termination for financial, political and racially discriminatory reasons. Metadata is deep down "data...more

Don’t Overlook The Need to Show Irreparable Harm When Seeking Injunctive Relief to Enforce a Non-Compete

by Burns & Levinson LLP on

When seeking preliminary injunctive relief to enforce a non-compete, the moving party is often focused on how obvious it is that the defendant breached the parties’ agreement. As 7-Eleven recently learned, however, even when...more

Brand Protection: The Case for Franchisor Auditing and Enforcement of Franchise Agreement Compliance Clauses

by FordHarrison on

The recent criminal prosecution of several 7-Eleven franchisees, which arose out of a criminal alien employment investigation, as well as efforts by government agencies to treat franchisors and franchisees as joint employers...more

Focused on Franchise - April 2014

by Lewitt Hackman on

FRANCHISEE 101: Terminated Franchisee Can Pursue Fraudulent Disclosure Claims - In Solanki v. 7-Eleven, Inc., a U. S. District Court in New York ruled that a terminated 7-Eleven franchisee who decided to purchase a...more

Oh Thank Heaven – The Saga Of 7-Eleven And Franchising Under The FCPA

by Thomas Fox on

Earlier this week, Jim McGrath, writing in his Internal Investigations Blog, posted a blog entitled “Human Trafficking Concerns for 7-Eleven in Wake of Payroll Scam”....more

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