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A ray of light? NLRB opines franchisor is not a joint employer
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • USA
  • May 19 2015

In an opinion that caught close observers by surprise particularly given the contemporaneous statements from the National Labor Relations Board’s


Joint employer status for franchisors sees some reprieve, but not enough yet for celebration
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • May 18 2015

We noted last year that, at the behest of its General Counsel Richard Griffin, the National Labor Relations Board was looking to recast the joint


New NLRB advice memorandum offers glimmer of hope to franchisors
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • May 18 2015

On April 28, 2015, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued an Advice Memorandum addressing when franchisors can be considered "joint


NLRB Chairman Pearce and GC Griffin face grilling by Senate Appropriations Committee
  • Littler Mendelson
  • USA
  • May 14 2015

During a May 14 Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing to discuss the National Labor Relations Board's FY 2016 budget, NLRB Chairman Mark Pearce


NLRB’s Division of Advice says franchisor not joint employer under current or proposed tests
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • May 13 2015

The National Labor Relations Board’s Division of Advice has issued an advice memorandum finding that a restaurant franchisor is not liable as a joint


Restaurant franchisor and franchisee are not joint employers, according to NLRB advice memo
  • Littler Mendelson
  • USA
  • May 12 2015

Offering franchisors a glimmer of hope on the joint employment front, the National Labor Relations Board's Office of the General Counsel recently


Minimum wage laws and franchising: IFA v City of Seattle and beyond
  • Perkins Coie LLP
  • USA
  • April 28 2015

In March 2015 the US District Court for the Western District of Washington denied the International Franchise Association's (IFA) motion for a


B.C. Case highlights social media risks to franchisors’ brands
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • April 10 2015

A recent B.C. case highlights both the risk of alleged franchisee misconduct to franchisors' brands in the social media era and the challenges faced


Washington franchisees denied request for preliminary injunction from Seattle’s new Minimum Wage Law
  • Gordon & Rees LLP
  • USA
  • April 6 2015

In June 2014, Seattle City Council voted unanimously (9-0) to increase Seattle's minimum wage to $15hour. On April 1, 2015, employers in Seattle


McDonald’s-franchisee joint employer NLRB hearing begins, SEIU expands fight for fifteen and other developments
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • April 2 2015

The National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") unfair labor practice hearing against McDonald's, USA, LLC ("McDonald's) and numerous franchisees opened