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Florida Legislature Introduces Bill Governing the Franchise Relationship
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • February 10 2017

On Feb. 7, 2017, Senator Jack Latvala (R, District 16, Paso CountyPinellas County) filed Florida Senate Bill 750, entitled the “Protect Florida

Franchisors: Don’t Forget About Insurance for Joint Employer Liability Claims
  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • USA
  • January 27 2017

Separate and apart from creating a brand and an offering that consumers enjoy, franchisors face everyday issues such as complex schemes that restrict

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

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

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

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