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The franchise system in peril: joint employer status and the NLRB

  • Ogletree Deakins
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  • USA
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  • August 30 2014

Over the past few months, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has taken a series of steps to dramatically broaden the long-standing standard of

California Supreme Court limits franchisor liability

  • Arnold & Porter LLP
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  • USA
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  • August 30 2014

In a closely watched case, the California Supreme Court provided significant protection to franchisors from liability for lawsuits based on the

California Supreme Court rejects attempt to hold franchisors responsible for franchisee’s employment actions

  • Gordon & Rees LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • August 29 2014

On Aug. 28, the California Supreme Court handed down an important decision addressing vicarious liability for franchisors in the employment context

California Supreme Court limits employment claims against franchisors

  • Alston & Bird LLP
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  • USA
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  • August 29 2014

In an acknowledgment of the modern reality of the franchise business model in California, and indeed in the United States, the California Supreme

California Supreme Court: holding franchisor liable as employer depends on level of control over day-to-day employment decisions

  • Ogletree Deakins
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  • USA
  • -
  • August 28 2014

On August 28, 2014, the California Supreme Court issued a decision holding that a franchisor that did not exhibit the characteristics of an

NLRB’s General Counsel determines that McDonald’s is a joint employer with its franchisees

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • August 21 2014

The General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Richard F. Griffin, has authorized unfair labor practice complaints to issue

Franchisors beware! NLRB “joint employer” directive may put you on the hook for franchisee employees

  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
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  • USA
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  • August 20 2014

The National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") General Counsel - in a directive that is sending shockwaves - recently announced that McDonald's could

Franchisors and franchisees: joint employers?

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • August 20 2014

On July 29, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB's) General Counsel made an announcement portending a possible paradigm shift in labor

NLRB is poised to find joint employer relationships just about everywhere

  • Constangy Brooks & Smith LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • August 19 2014

As we have previously reported, on July 29, Richard Griffin, General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board, announced his intention to charge

7-Eleven franchise operators’ overtime & minimum wage lawsuit given green light by NJ district court

  • Epstein Becker Green
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  • USA
  • -
  • August 18 2014

For retail and hospitality industries especially, it is turning out to be a long, hot summer as franchises continue to be in the employment law