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Brand standards are for everyone

  • Nexsen Pruet
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  • USA
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  • October 14 2014

Now more than ever, it is important to understand brand standards: why they are set; how they affect franchisors, franchisees, and customers; and

Are franchisors joint employers with their franchisees?

  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
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  • Canada
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  • October 9 2014

Franchising owes much of its success to the nature of the relationship between franchisor and franchisee. The essence of that relationship is that

California Supreme Court finds franchisor not vicariously liable for sexual harassment

  • Jackson Lewis PC
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  • USA
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  • October 6 2014

In a case of first impression, Patterson v. Domino's Pizza, LLC (Cal. Aug. 28, 2014) 124 FEP Cases 994, the California Supreme Court concludes

Corporate parents may face more claims by franchisee employees (says the Fifth Circuit)

  • Hunton & Williams LLP
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  • USA
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  • September 30 2014

Less than two months ago, on July 29, 2014, the National Labor Relations (NLRB) made an announcement that it intends to hold franchisors legally

Restaurant franchisors targeted by NLRB and DOL for claims they are joint employers of franchisees' employees

  • Ford & Harrison LLP
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  • USA
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  • September 26 2014

Restaurant franchisors are facing efforts from both the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to make them

Putative class members not lovin’ it court denies conditional certification of supersized McDonald’s FLSA class of more than 1,000

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • September 23 2014

McDonald's, the fast food giant known for supersizing its orders, avoided conditional certification of an FLSA collective action this week based on

McDonald’s, and not just its franchisees, liable for worker treatment says National Labor Relations Board: should Canadian franchisors be concerned?

  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
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  • Canada, USA
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  • September 22 2014

The General Counsel of the United States' National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently ruled that McDonald's should be considered a joint employer

The EEOC has been a busy bee this week. (it stings!)

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

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has been on a tear this week, suing employers right and left, and getting some "wins" including a couple

Court slams the brakes on “Black Car” drivers’ misclassification case

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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  • USA
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  • September 18 2014

Trying to catch a cab in New York City is not for the faint of heart. In addition to the traditional "yellow cabs," which often treat the city

NLRB pushing for a joint employer liability model for franchisors?

  • Akerman LLP
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  • USA
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  • September 17 2014

In a move that has caused great concern in the franchising industry, in pending cases filed by employees against McDonald's franchisees, the National