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Employers on notice: You will be held to account
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • May 26 2016

On 2 May 2016 in an address to the Australian Industry Group PIR Conference, Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) Natalie James noted that "this year, 94 of

Franchisors - Are you at risk of joint employer status in Canada?
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • May 12 2016

A finding of joint employer status, where a franchisor is found to be the joint or co-employer of its franchisees’ employees, is arguably the most

Georgia’s Restrictive Covenants Act Turns Five Years Old: Assessing the Impact of Georgia’s Law Five Years On
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • May 12 2016

While the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act is garnering a great deal of attention, it's worthwhile to remember that state law remains critically

New Georgia Law Says Franchisors Generally Not Employers of Franchisees or Franchisees’ Workers
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • May 5 2016

The “Protecting Georgia Small Businesses Act” amends Georgia’s Labor and Industrial Relations Code to provide that neither a franchisee nor a

Key takeaways from the Petroleum Marketing Attorneys’ Meeting
  • Greensfelder Hemker & Gale PC
  • USA
  • April 22 2016

The American Bar Association's annual Petroleum Marketing Attorneys' Meeting took place on April 14 and 15, 2016. Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale

Is McDonald’s Responsible for the Alleged Unfair Labor Practices Committed by its Franchisees?
  • Offit Kurman
  • USA
  • April 22 2016

The other week, an unfair labor practice proceeding began regarding whether McDonald’s as a corporation can be responsible for the alleged unfair

Change to Michigan law provides some protection for franchisors
  • Dickinson Wright PLLC
  • USA
  • April 19 2016

One of the recent concerns for both franchisors and franchisees in the US has been the uncertainty created by regulatory efforts to have franchisors

Newsletter Franchise & Réseaux N7 - 2ème trimestre 2016
  • Taylor Wessing
  • European Union, France, USA
  • April 15 2016

Par une série de dix arrêts en date du 5 janvier 2016, la Chambre commerciale de la Cour de cassation a précisé sa jurisprudence en matière

McDonald’s: U.S. “joint employer” case sounds alarm for Canadian franchisors
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada, USA
  • April 15 2016

An ongoing case in the U.S. has garnered much media attention and caused much anxiety for U.S. franchisors. Canadian franchisors should be worried

2016 Utah Legislative Session Employment Law Update
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • April 11 2016

In its 2016 session, the Utah Legislature passed a handful of bills that Utah employers will need to take into account in their workplace policies