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Breaking: court denies IFA's request to enjoin Seattle's discriminatory minimum wage law

  • Armstrong Teasdale LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 18 2015

This just in: a federal court in Seattle has denied the International Franchise Association's request to enjoin the portions of Seattle's minimum

Are minimum wage laws that discriminate against franchises "industry-specific" for the purposes of Item 1?

  • Armstrong Teasdale LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 17 2015

The top stories in the franchise world continue to be about efforts by the cities of Seattle, Chicago, and others in raising the minimum wage with

Unions unleash safety attacks on fast food restaurants

  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • March 17 2015

Yesterday was one of those occasions when I wish that my predictions had been inaccurate. I have speculated that the SEIU and other unions harassing

NLRB issues new complaints against McDonald’s as potential change in joint-employer status looms

  • Roetzel & Andress
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 11 2015

The National Labor Relations Board has continued to bear down on McDonald’s, issuing 23 more charges and 6 complaints against the fast food giant

While the NLRB tries to change joint employer law, courts carry on with business as usual

  • Roetzel & Andress
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 10 2015

Last year, the NLRB issued a controversial decision that made franchisors "joint employers" with the individual franchisees with whom they had

‘Guns in trunks’ and franchisor liability highlight proposed Tennessee employment law changes

  • Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 4 2015

Barring the firing of an employee for legally bringing a firearm to work and liability protection for franchisors highlight the employment law

National Labor Relations Board broadens joint employer doctrine

  • GrayRobinson, P.A.
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 25 2015

For many years, the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB" or the "Board") and the Courts have considered that two entities constitute a joint

NLRB's General Counsel issues more complaints against franchisor as joint employer

  • Littler Mendelson
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 13 2015

Less than two months after the National Labor Relations Board's Office of the General Counsel filed a series of unfair labor practice complaints

NLRB claims McDonald's USA is liable for franchisee labour violations

  • Perkins Coie LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 10 2015

On December 19 2014 the Office of the General Counsel of the National Labour Relations Board (NLRB) issued 13 complaints against McDonald's

Senate hearing focuses on definition of joint employment

  • Littler Mendelson
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  • USA
  • -
  • February 5 2015

The implications of an expanded definition of "joint employer" under the National Labor Relations Act was the topic of debate among Senators and