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Third Circuit affirms class certification in franchisee-as-employee class action
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • USA
  • October 19 2016

In a recent sharply divided 2-1 decision, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the grant of class certification against commercial cleaning

Employment Law This Week: Break Pay, Misclassification of Franchisees, California Computer Professional Exemption, Non-Compete Payment
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • October 17 2016

We invite you to view Employment Law This Week - a weekly rundown of the latest news in the field, brought to you by Epstein Becker Green. We look

Controls Imposed by Franchise Agreements May Support Class Action Claims That Franchisees Are Actually Employees
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • October 17 2016

Claims that employees have been misclassified as independent contractors remain a focus for private plaintiffs and government agencies. Contracts

Six hot employment topics for franchisors and franchisees
  • Maddocks
  • Australia
  • October 7 2016

Since the 7-Eleven wage scandal, franchise systems have been on the frontline in debates concerning alleged non-compliance with workplace laws. A

Court misses chance to clarify conflict between franchise, employment law - but dissent gets it right
  • Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete LLP
  • USA
  • September 28 2016

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently dealt a blow to franchisors everywhere in Williams v. Jani-King of Philadelphia, Inc

Loi travail et instance de dialogue social pour les réseaux de franchise
  • Bryan Cave LLP
  • France
  • September 20 2016

Après maintes péripéties, la nouvelle Loi travail française (parfois aussi dénommée “Loi El Khomri”) a finalement été promulguée par le Parlement le

Food & Beverage Litigation Update: Issue 616
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 12 2016

A California federal court has granted in part and denied in part a motion to dismiss a lawsuit alleging Chipotle Mexixan Grill Inc. misleadingly

Payroll Tax: Breaking up is hard to do - 5 September 2016
  • HopgoodGanim
  • Australia
  • September 5 2016

This is no romance story, rather a cautionary tale about the payroll tax implications for companies grouped together by the Payroll Tax Acts. In this

Section 197 of the Labour Relations Act
  • Hogan Lovells
  • South Africa
  • September 1 2016

The termination of a franchise agreement by the franchisor does not in itself constitute a transfer of a business as a going concern, even if the

What to make of the Wage and Hour Division's voluntary compliance agreement with the Subway franchise system
  • Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete LLP
  • USA
  • August 29 2016

On July 26, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division entered into a “Voluntary Agreement” with the franchisor of the Subway brand, known