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Cannabis Industry FAQ - December 2017

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

In July of 2017 Pepper Hamilton formalized our cannabis industry group by drawing together attorneys from a variety of practice areas to make a multidisciplinary team. Those practices included attorneys with experience in...more

NRD Capital Management’s Strategy and Focus: Q&A With Susan Beth

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Susan Beth is chief operating officer of NRD Capital Management, an Atlanta-based private equity firm. Q: How would you describe NRD’s investment focus? Susan Beth: NRD Capital is focused on investing in multi-location,...more

Health-chising: Starting-up a Health Care Franchise

by K&L Gates LLP on

In recent years, health care franchises have grown at a rapid pace. Yet, it is worth noting that franchising is not a new concept to the health care industry. Health care franchise systems have been around for decades and...more

The Potential Impact Of a Trump Presidency on Employers

by Carlton Fields on

Based on promises made during the campaign, it appears employers may expect changes in the government’s approach to workplace regulation. Although we certainly do not have a crystal ball, President-elect Trump campaigned on a...more

Employment Law - June 2016

OSHA's Electronic Submission Rule Finalized - Why it matters - Three years in the making, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) finalized a new rule mandating the electronic submission of injury...more

The Employment Law Authority - September/October 2015

On October 16, 2015, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) concerning new rules for extending the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program for international students...more

Polsinelli Podcast - What Employers Need to Know About Dealing With Cash

by Polsinelli on

If you own a smaller business and routinely deposit cash into the bank, there are changes underway that could one day make banks no longer want to handle cash. What does this mean for your business and what’s behind the...more

Polsinelli Podcast - Is a Single U.S. Food Agency a Reality?

by Polsinelli on

In the United States, 2015 has brought forth several regulatory proposals in what has become a perpetual Washington, D.C. conversation: Why is there more than one federal agency responsible for food safety and what can and...more

Polsinelli Podcasts - The Latest on a Shift in Regulation in Dietary Supplements

by Polsinelli on

The FDA provides oversight of dietary supplements. Recently, the New York Attorney General's Office sent cease and desist letters to four major national retailers accusing them of selling dietary supplements that failed to...more

Restaurant Franchisors: Prepare to Comply With New FDA Menu Labeling Rules

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

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

California Employment Law Notes

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

Franchisor Is Not Liable For Franchisee's Alleged Sexual Harassment Of Its Employee - Patterson v. Domino's Pizza, LLC, 2014 WL 4236175 (Cal. S. Ct. 2014) - Taylor Patterson was hired by Sui Juris (a franchisee...more

Health Care Franchises Paving The Way For The Growing Health Care Market

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

Health care is one of the largest and fastest growing industries in the US today. With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the demand for health services will dramatically increase. Health Care Franchising...more

Why Franchising Benefits Physicians

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

Healthcare is one of the fastest growing businesses within the United States. According to the American Bar Association, by the year 2019, healthcare spending will reach $4.5 trillion; nearly 19% of the gross domestic...more

Top franchise cases of 2013

by DLA Piper on

1. In Hanley v. Doctors Express Franchising, LLC, a former franchisee of the Doctors Express franchise system sued Doctors Express, the franchisor, and Rhino 7, a broker involved in the franchise sale, asserting that the...more

News and Insights from Austin - Q2 2013

by DLA Piper on

Welcome to the summer issue of News and Insights. In this issue, I’m proud to highlight Becca McKnight, who was recently selected by The Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI) to serve on its Medical Devices Committee. Becca...more

Craft Beer Boom in Michigan

by Miller Canfield on

Michigan is going through a significant boom in its alcoholic beverage manufacturing. In a video produced by Crain's Detroit Business and Miller Canfield, lawyer Joe Infante discusses what this means for Michigan and...more

China Senior Housing and Care Newsletter--in-home care edition

by Qin Qu on

One segment of the senior care market will face more competition, although according to the national “9073” strategy, it may cover potentially 90% of the Chinese seniors. You know what I’ m talking about—yes—it’s in-home care...more

The Legal Framework on Commercial Franchise of In-home Care Business

by Qin Qu on

To conclude a little bit on some of the most concerned questions from investors in the franchise regulatory environment, I will, in this article, introduce the legal system in China on commercial franchise, what are the...more

China Commercial Real Estate and Senior Housing & Care Insight--May Edition

by Qin Qu on

In a recent published China Real Estate Investment Handbook from Deloitte, we find for the first time its outlook on the Chinese senior housing market. The report analyses the regulatory environment and business models very...more

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