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

  • Ogletree Deakins
  • -
  • 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
  • -
  • 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
  • -
  • 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
  • -
  • 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
  • -
  • 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

Where’s the beef? McDonald’s, joint employers and the NLRB II: what “labor” says it means

  • Epstein Becker Green
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  • USA
  • -
  • August 14 2014

Following the NLRB's announcement on July 29th of its position that McDonald's and its franchisees are joint employers, commentators across the

Would you like franchisors with that? NLRB may super-size complaints against restaurants bearing name of fast food giant

  • Dykema Gossett PLLC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 14 2014

Leadership within the NLRB wants to bring fast food franchisors to the table to answer for charges lodged against franchisees. On July 29, 2014 the

Activity before NLRB and WA Supreme Court highlights joint employer risk

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 14 2014

A recent announcement by the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB) General Counsel and a Washington Supreme Court decision underscore the risks of

Fifth Circuit protects franchisors, for now

  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • August 12 2014

In the wake of the National Labor Relations Board General Counsel's announcement that he intends to pursue unfair labor practice charges against a