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Ostensible Agency, Hold the Class Certification: Would You Like Franchise With That?
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • January 12 2017

It’s a common business model in the fast-food industry: a massive restaurant company provides the menu, the marketingincluding catchy slogans and a


The long arm of the Fair Work Ombudsman: third parties being prosecuted for contraventions of workplace laws
  • Russell Kennedy
  • Australia
  • December 20 2016

The Fair Work Ombudsman, Natalie James, has repeatedly warned employers and their managers, human resource staff, contractors, advisors and


Health and safety law update, December 2016
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • December 19 2016

KFG Quickserve Limited runs several food outlets, including 35 Burger Kings. On 28 March 2015 a 21-year old worker, Michael Firth, was emptying oil


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