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When will the Pensions Regulator intervene in a funding dispute? Rare case study indicates Regulator’s approach
  • Addleshaw Goddard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 6 2015

The Pensions Regulator has taken the rare step of publishing a case study illustrating how and when it will intervene if a scheme's employer and

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

Ohio Court of Appeals Upholds a Successor Manufacturer’s Termination of a Distribution Franchise
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • March 3 2016

The “successorship” provision of Ohio’s franchise law for alcohol beverages has spawned much litigation over the past two decades. Premium Beverage

How foreign franchisors can expand into the United States using foreign franchisees
  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • USA
  • July 5 2015

Foreign-based franchisors may wonder how difficult it would be to expand their businesses into the United States. Although ensuring

Update: Dunkin’ Donuts on its way to the Supreme Court of Canada
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • June 26 2015

We previously wrote about the decision rendered by the Québec Court of Appeal against Dunkin’ Brands Canada Ltd. in connection with its litigation

Franchising falls under the Polish competition regulator's scrutiny
  • Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP
  • Poland
  • June 25 2015

The general principle of freedom of contract is applied to franchise agreements. Parties are free to determine the contract's content. The franchisee

NLRB Chairman Pearce and GC Griffin face grilling by Senate Appropriations Committee
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • 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

On Wisconsin! New Law Protects Franchisors From Being Considered Joint Employers of Franchisee Employees
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • March 4 2016

On March 1, 2016, Governor Scott Walker (R) of Wisconsin signed 58 bills into law. One of the most important was Senate Bill 422, which makes it very

NLRB creates new joint employer test in Browning-Ferris
  • Hogan Lovells
  • USA
  • September 8 2015

On August 27, 2015, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or the Board) overturned longstanding precedent when it issued its widely-anticipated

OSHA testing joint enterprise theory in wake of NLRB ruling
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • September 9 2015

Around the same time the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued its controversial and precedent-shattering decision in Browning-Ferris