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New Texas law says franchisors generally not employers of franchisees' workers
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • July 14 2015

The Texas Labor Code has been amended to provide that a franchisor is not considered an employer for claims related to employment discrimination


If you can’t beat ‘Em, join ‘Em: SEIU befriending franchisees
  • Roetzel & Andress
  • USA
  • July 10 2015

We have reported on the SEIU's campaign for $15-an-hour wages for fast food workers. Seeking to have franchisees pay nearly twice the minimum wage


Senate Bill 652 enacted by Texas legislature to ease recent concern over franchise liability for employment claims
  • Haynes and Boone LLP
  • USA
  • July 1 2015

Heightened concerns over recent National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) complaints authorized against McDonald’s, USA, LLCwhich threaten to


Do you know who your employees are?
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • June 29 2015

Employers are beginning to learn that they may have far more employees than they think. A driver for the ride sharing company Uber was considered an


Business law update - Summer- 2015
  • Thompson Hine LLP
  • USA
  • June 24 2015

While it may be true that the only things certain in life are death and taxes, knowing how to reduce your tax liability can certainly make paying


Tennessee takes shot at NLRB in new law limiting franchisor liability
  • Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
  • USA
  • June 16 2015

Franchisors in Tennessee can breathe a small sigh of relief thanks to a newly enacted state statute that seeks to limit their potential liability and


NLRB Freshii memo offers lessons to franchisors on minimising employment liability
  • Perkins Coie LLP
  • USA
  • June 16 2015

Since the Office of the General Counsel of the National Labour Relations Board (NLRB) began efforts in 2014 to characterise McDonald's USA, LLC and


NLRB weighs-in on franchise joint employers
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • June 5 2015

In late April, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or the “Board”) General Counsel’s office issued an Advice Memorandum (“Advice Memo”) (No


The evolving definition of joint employers
  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • June 1 2015

The National Labor Relations Board and various union-backed organizations are ratcheting up efforts aimed at changing the landscape of who qualifies


NLRB tips: update of three topics in NLRB enforcement trends
  • Lehr Middlebrooks Vreeland & Thompson, P.C.
  • USA
  • May 28 2015

As readers of the ELB know, the NLRB has been threatening to change the long established test for establishing joint employer status. Under current