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B.C. Case highlights social media risks to franchisors’ brands

  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • April 10 2015

A recent B.C. case highlights both the risk of alleged franchisee misconduct to franchisors' brands in the social media era and the challenges faced

Washington franchisees denied request for preliminary injunction from Seattle’s new Minimum Wage Law

  • Gordon & Rees LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • April 6 2015

In June 2014, Seattle City Council voted unanimously (9-0) to increase Seattle's minimum wage to $15hour. On April 1, 2015, employers in Seattle

McDonald’s-franchisee joint employer NLRB hearing begins, SEIU expands fight for fifteen and other developments

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 2 2015

The National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") unfair labor practice hearing against McDonald's, USA, LLC ("McDonald's) and numerous franchisees opened

Court applies Concepcion and compels arbitration, rejecting claim that precluded “effective vindication of state statutory rights”

  • Carlton Fields Jorden Burt
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 31 2015

In a putative class action alleging violation of Pennsylvania labor laws, unfair trade practices, and other state law claims brought by a franchisee

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

  • Armstrong Teasdale LLP
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  • 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
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  • 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