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Global Franchise Regulation Update - September 2021

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New Standard Contract Language for Data Transfers Facilitates Lawful Personal Data Transfers to/from EU and U.S. (Published June 4, 2021) - In response to the EU Court of Justice Schrems II opinion, which declared that...more

Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C.

The Franchisor-Franchisee Worker Classification Conundrum

A Recent Second Circuit Decision Rejects Franchisees’ Claims that Franchisor’s Deductions from Revenue Violated State Minimum Wage and Anti-Kickback Laws, but Leaves the Door Open for Franchisor-Franchisee Relationships to be...more

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OFAC Ransomware Update

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On Friday, OFAC published a compliance guide aimed at the virtual currency industry, which promotes sanctions compliance amid the rise of ransomware attacks. Similar to OFAC’s recent advisory, this compliance guide is yet...more

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Franchise Memorandum - Issue #270

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Second Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Franchisees’ Minimum Wage and Unjust Enrichment Claims - A divided panel of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals has concluded that claims of improper wage deductions and unjust...more

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Franchisee 101: Match-Taker

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A San Francisco franchisee of the It’s Just Lunch matchmaking system received an offer to buy the franchised business for about $146,000 with the final price to be determined. Under the offer, the actual purchase price would...more

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Franchisor 101: Pizza Termination in 30 Days or Less

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An area developer entered into three agreements with a pizza franchisor and developed 50 franchises in Texas. The franchisor, Pizza Inn, Inc., tried to terminate all three contracts, though each had a twenty-year initial term...more

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Latest Franchise Investment Trends

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Recently, I moderated a panel for an International Franchise Association webinar called “From Venture Capital to Private Equity: Franchise Investment Trends and Terms”. I was fortunate to have fantastic panelists: Satya...more

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3 Key Takeaways - Is Franchising Doomed?

On September 14, Kilpatrick Townsend’s Marc Lieberstein, Franchise and Licensing Partner, and Chris Caiaccio, Labor and Employment Counsel, spoke for Celesq, a leading provider of legal education, on the topic of whether...more

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Federal Court Dismisses Case When Franchisee Association Fails to Satisfy Requirements to Establish Associational Standing

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A recent federal court decision explores the concept of associational standing, the right of an association of franchisees to sue a franchisor on behalf of its member franchises. In APFA Inc. v. UTAP Management, LLC, the...more

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Franchise Issues Arising Out of the Upcoming Employer Mandates of COVID-19 Vaccinations

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On September 9, 2021, President Biden announced through a COVID-19 Action Plan that his administration is requiring many employers to mandate their employees be vaccinated against COVID-19. The announcement covered federal...more

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7-Eleven Beats Franchisees’ Claims That They Were Misclassified as Independent Contractors

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Earlier today, federal judge Dale Fischer in California issued a decision after a lengthy non-jury trial earlier this year, concluding that four 7-Eleven franchisees had been properly classified as independent contractors and...more

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The Franchise Memorandum - Issue #269

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Two Illinois Federal Courts Deny Class Certification in Anti-Poaching Class Actions Against Franchisors - Two federal courts in Illinois have rejected motions to certify classes of employees who worked in franchised...more

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Franchisee 101: Planet Interference

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A federal court in New Hampshire found a multi-unit operator of five Planet Fitness gyms plausibly alleged the franchisor interfered with its business relationships and denied Planet Fitness’ motion for judgment on the...more

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Franchisor 101: Competing With a Non-Compete Covenant?

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A federal court in Louisiana granted a preliminary injunction against a former franchisee of Liberty Tax Service for breaching post-termination covenants under a franchise agreement. Liberty Tax entered into franchise...more

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Corporate E-Note - August 2021

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Department of State Extends Validity of National Interest Exceptions to Regional COVID-19 Travel Restrictions - On July 6, 2021, the Department of State updated its National Interest Exception (NIE) guidelines. Going...more

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Anti-Money Laundering Implications for the Art Market in the UK

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Introduction - The art market is characterised by high-value, portable items that can be bought and exchanged quickly and often confidentially. These features, which make the market inherently vulnerable to many types of...more

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Franchising Threat No. 3: Other State Legislation And Policies

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The California version of the ABC test is arguably the most hostile to franchising. Nonetheless, the risk is not confined to California. This is because the ABC employee classification test, with variations, has been...more

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DOL Rescinds Joint Employer Rule

The Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it will officially rescind the joint employer rule promulgated by the Trump administration, effective September 28. Following the publication of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking...more

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Massachusetts’ Strictest-In-The-Nation Definition Of “Employee” May Encompass Franchise Operators

When a worker is classified as an employee, a panoply of local, state, and federal laws regulate many facets of the relationship between the worker and the person or entity the worker serves. When a worker is not an...more

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Franchising Threat No. 2: Joint Employment Is BACK!

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The second troublesome threat is the joint employment standard. The Obama Adminstration DOL caused angst in the franchise industry in January 2016, when it adopted a joint employment standard that focused on “whether the...more

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Legal Threats To The Franchise Industry: Is This The Apocalypse? (Part 1)

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Omens of the Apocalypse for the franchise industry are everywhere: •The pending Protect the Right to Organize (PRO) Act; •The return of David Weill, author of Fissured Employment and chief architect of the Obama era...more

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Franchising Threat No. 1: The PRO Act

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The PRO Act would do serious, and perhaps mortal, damage to the franchise industry. It would make sweeping changes to the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), the Labor Management Relations Act (LMRA), and the Labor...more

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Starting an Esports Franchise With Guests Brett Diamond and Annie Scott Riley of Version1 and the Minnesota ROKKR

In this episode of "Lawyers With Game," host Darius Gambino of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr’s Video Gaming and Esports Practice is joined by Leah Leyendecker, also from the firm’s Video Gaming and Esports Practice, along with...more

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Labor Department Rescinds Pro-Franchise Joint-Employment Rule

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On July 29, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor announced it is rescinding a final rule issued just last year (2020 Final Rule) that sought to clarify the standard for finding two separate entities to be “joint employers”...more

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The Franchise Memorandum - Issue # 268 (Distribution Issue)

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Welcome to The Franchise Memorandum by Lathrop GPM. Periodically, The Franchise Memorandum focuses on topics primarily of interest to companies that use distributors and dealers rather than manage a business format franchise...more

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