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Using Contracts Analytics in Franchise Disputes

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Franchisors frequently become embroiled in contract disputes with their franchisees. Many franchisors have cases pending against their franchisees for breach of the franchise agreement in district courts across the country....more

Fox Rothschild LLP

Part II: More Tips On Using Social Media To Drive Franchise Sales

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The female panelists at last month’s Philadelphia IFA Women’s Franchise Network Meeting provided so many great tips on how they utilize social media online to drive franchise sales that we couldn’t fit them into one blog...more

K&L Gates LLP

Fairness in Franchising Report: Key Recommendations and Potential Implications

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THE PARLIAMENTARY JOINT COMMITTEE ON CORPORATIONS AND FINANCIAL SERVICES FAIRNESS IN FRANCHISING REPORT - 1. Proposed Regulatory Reform of the Franchising Industry - On 14 March 2019, the Parliamentary Joint Committee...more

Fox Rothschild LLP

Apply Now: Tips For Franchise Applications

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Before signing an agreement with a new franchisee, franchisors often want to make sure the franchisee has the knowledge, skill, and investment necessary to be successful. While many people are interested in buying franchises,...more

Fox Rothschild LLP

Top Marketing Execs Talk How To Use Social Media To Increase Franchise Sales

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Top marketing executives from some of the most popular and growing franchise systems recently spoke at the Philadelphia Chapter of the International Franchise Association Women’s Franchise Network meeting about capitalizing...more

Lewitt Hackman

Franchisee 101: Operation Philadelphia

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A 7-Eleven franchisee of more than 40 years brought claims that the convenience store franchisor engaged in a region-wide scheme, dubbed “Operation Philadelphia,” to force older franchisees to terminate their franchise...more

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Franchising In The Smart Home Era

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In the near future, customers will likely be ordering their fast food through their smart home devices, such as Amazon’s Alexa or Google Home. Gary Vaynerchuk, chairman of VaynerX, a modern-day media and communications...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Aiming for Clarity, DOL Proposes to Update the FLSA’s “Joint Employer” Regulations

Hoping to clarify when entities should be treated as “joint employers” under the FLSA, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) recently announced its intent to revise its so-called “joint employer” regulations under the Fair Labor...more

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

6 Key Takeaways - Franchise 101 for IP Lawyers

This infographic provides an overview of U.S. franchising and insight into the valuable role of trademarks and other IP assets to franchisors. Please see full infographic below for more information....more

Benesch

Department of Labor Announces Proposed Joint Employer Status Rule

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On April 1, 2019, employers received good news with the Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) proposed regulation limiting joint employer liability. As expected (see prior alert regarding NLRB rulemaking), the proposed rule narrows...more

Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C.

DOL Proposes Revisions to Joint Employer Regulations

On April 1, 2019, the Department of Labor announced a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) for Part 791 of Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations for the Fair Labor Standards Act that will “ revise and clarify the...more

Lewitt Hackman

Franchisee 101: Precluding the Competition

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A commercial real estate relocation and consulting business franchisor (Relo) succeeded in getting a preliminary injunction to enforce a non-compete covenant against a former franchisee....more

Lewitt Hackman

Franchisor 101: Termination Is Not Enforcement

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A federal district court upheld an arbitration panel’s decision to deny attorneys’ fees to Benihana, even though Benihana won a dispute with its licensee. The licensee started arbitration claiming Benihana breached the...more

Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

Client Alert: Is Your Business Franchisable? An Alternative Method for Business Enterprise Growth

When business owners contemplate expan­sion and growth of their business enterprise and brand, they must first make a fundamental decision on strategy and method of expansion. Should they (a) expand on their own, utilizing...more

McDermott Will & Emery

The Latest: DOJ Distinguishes ‘No-Poach’ Agreements

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WHAT HAPPENED: • The Department of Justice filed a Statement of Interest in three related cases in the Eastern District of Washington yesterday dealing with alleged “no-poach” (or non-solicitation) agreements between...more

McDermott Will & Emery

US DOJ Adds Complexity to Enforcement of “No-Poach” Agreements under Antitrust Law

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On Thursday, March 7, the Antitrust Division intervened in three antitrust class actions to urge the court that no-poach agreements between vertically related firms, such as between franchisor and franchisee, should be...more

Fox Rothschild LLP

FTC Seeks Comments On Franchise Rule

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The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has requested public comments on its Trade Regulation Rule entitled “Disclosure Requirements and Prohibitions Concerning Franchising” (the “Rule”). The Rule makes it an unfair or deceptive...more

International Lawyers Network

Establishing A Business Entity In India

1. Types of Business Entities - 1.1 Description of the types of entities available in India through which to conduct business - A foreign entity may establish a business presence in India by: • opening a liaison...more

Lewitt Hackman

Full Disclosure: Periodic Review of FTC Franchise Rule

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) seeks public comment regarding its Trade Regulation Rule entitled, “Disclosure Requirements and Prohibitions Concerning Franchising” (the “Rule”)....more

Locke Lord LLP

February 2019 Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News Update

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One need only glance at the court cases we report on below to understand why some businesses choose to settle independent contractor misclassification cases.  Three of these cases highlight the unpredictable approaches...more

Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

Client Alert: Business Owners–Did you really earn that revenue? The Authorities say “Not so FASB.”

Thanks to a new revenue recognition standard implemented by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), formally titled “ASC 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers” (“ASC 606”), the ability of business owners to...more

Lewitt Hackman

Franchisee 101: Un-Merry Maids

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Employees of a Merry Maids home cleaning franchise brought a class action against the franchisee, the franchisor, its owner and affiliated entities claiming they were joint employers. A California federal district court...more

Fox Rothschild LLP

Restaurant Structural Change: The Challenge

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Imagine operating a single restaurant. The food keeps bringing them in, and prices are relatively stable. Consumer confidence is high, unemployment low, discretionary income rising, and people are going out more. Now multiply...more

Lewitt Hackman

Franchisor 101: Hot Doggin' Franchisee Sales Pitches

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Hot dog franchisor, Charlie Graingers, was unable to obtain dismissal of a federal lawsuit brought by franchisees alleging fraud, misrepresentation and breach of fiduciary duty....more

Burr & Forman

Labor & Employment E-Note - February 2019

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On January 25, 2019, the National Labor Relations Board ruled in SuperShuttle DFW, Inc. that franchisees who operate shared-ride vans for SuperShuttle at the Dallas Fort Worth airport are independent contractors and thus are...more

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