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Franchisor liability for franchisee employees: damn weasels

  • DLA Piper LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 31 2014

Weasel words, not epithets for employees with legal claims, are the problem. "Courts have been nearly uniform in holding that a franchisor

Recent United States Supreme Court opinion in Atlantic Marine Construction Co. strengthens employers’ and franchisors’ ability to litigate contractual disputes in a chosen forum

  • Larkin Hoffman
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  • USA
  • -
  • December 31 2013

On December 3, 2013, the United States Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion clarifying the procedural mechanism for dismissing or transferring a

Doing business in Alberta 2013

  • Davis LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • November 30 2013

Except where otherwise noted, this paper is current as of November 2013 and provides preliminary information on Canadian and Alberta legal matters to

Is your ADR clause enforceable?

  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • October 14 2013

A number of recent court decisions have addressed the enforceability of contract clauses that call for alternative dispute resolution procedures

Who is the true employer within a franchisor-franchisee relationship?

  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
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  • Canada
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  • September 30 2013

In February 2010, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers filed an application for certification for the purpose of representing the employees working

Careful, that slice of pizza you’re eating might be full of trade secrets. . .

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 30 2013

It's time for yet another meal filled with trade secrets! Earlier this month, New York Pizzeria, Inc., a pizzeria chain with over thirty restaurants

Federal court upholds jury finding that franchisor’s principal was employer of franchisee’s employee: 3 takeaways

  • DLA Piper LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 9 2013

A recent case out of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas upheld a jury finding that a franchisor's principal was the

Car dealerships and franchises information and consultation-relief for technical breaches

  • Pitmans LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • August 27 2013

Where a car dealership or franchise is transferred to a new company or a car manufacturer grants a franchise then the Transfer of Undertakings

Six lessons for franchisors on avoiding liability under Title VII

  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 15 2013

Restaurant franchisor Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (BWW) and Buffalo Wild Wings International Inc. were sued in Arizona's federal district court on

How franchise systems can minimize risks of labor violations

  • Nexsen Pruet
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  • USA
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  • July 18 2013

No one enjoys being the center of attention when that attention is coming from federal regulators. Yet that's where franchise systems have found