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Franchisor liability for franchisee conduct
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • December 8 2016

For some time, the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has pursued the agenda of making directors and business advisers liable for the actions of companies and

Doing Business in Canada, An Introduction to the Legal Aspects of Investing and Establishing a Business in Canada
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • December 2 2016

This guide provides a practical overview of Canada's legal landscape to international businesses looking to establish operations in Canada or

FWO cracks down on franchisors and franchisees for breaches of Australian workplace laws
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • December 2 2016

Two recent inquiries - the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) inquiry into the 7-Eleven franchise network, and the Senate Committee Inquiry into the

Acquisition of Food & Beverage Companies
  • Bird & Bird
  • Singapore
  • November 24 2016

Singapore prides itself on being a food lovers' paradise with offerings ranging from widely popular hawker fare to degustation menus catering to even

Joint Employer Rule: Is Guidance on the Way?
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • November 21 2016

As we have previously discussed, in its 2015 “Browning Ferris” decision, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) set a new standard for determining

No soft serve - Court confirms Yogurberry franchisor liable for franchisee’s underpayment contraventions
  • Maddocks
  • Australia
  • November 14 2016

The focus of the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) on making franchisors accountable for the practices of its franchisees has resulted in a successful

M&A Weekly Update 7 - 11 November 2016
  • Macfarlanes LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 11 2016

In this issue we look at a recent case on non-solicitation and non-compete covenants when buying a business, as

Should Franchisors be Concerned with the McDonald’s Wage Deal?
  • Quarles & Brady LLP
  • USA
  • November 7 2016

McDonald's Corp. recently agreed to pay $3.75 million to settle a lawsuit filed by workers of one of its franchisees. Stop the presses! Isn't that

Franchisee’s & Self-Employment Taxes
  • Dickinson Wright PLLC
  • USA
  • November 7 2016

In a recent Chief Counsel Advice (CCA 201640014, issued 9302016), the Office of Chief Counsel ("OCC") of the Internal Revenue Service found that all

Joint Related Common Employers: Are You at Risk
  • Dickinson Wright PLLC
  • Canada, USA
  • November 4 2016

In recent years, a number of cases have emerged in both Canada and the United States discussing new implications for companies deemed to be joint and