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Who’s the boss
  • Strasburger & Price LLP
  • USA
  • August 7 2014

One huge perk to franchising is that it enables many Americans to own and operate their own small business which would not be possible without

One step closer to new franchising laws
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • August 14 2014

Some of these recommendations are one step closer to becoming a reality, with the introduction of the Consumer Amendment (Industry Code Penalties

D-day: 1 Jan 2015 are you ready for the new franchising code?
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • November 27 2014

The countdown is on until the implementation of the new franchising regime with the changes coming into effect on 1 January 2015. The legislation has

Ontario court rejects franchise class action settlement agreement for overbroad release
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • November 25 2014

In 2038724 Ontario Ltd. v. Quizno's Canada Restaurant Corporation, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently dismissed a motion to approve a

Putative class members not lovin’ it court denies conditional certification of supersized McDonald’s FLSA class of more than 1,000
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • September 23 2014

McDonald's, the fast food giant known for supersizing its orders, avoided conditional certification of an FLSA collective action this week based on

McDonald’s, and not just its franchisees, liable for worker treatment says National Labor Relations Board: should Canadian franchisors be concerned?
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • September 22 2014

The General Counsel of the United States' National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently ruled that McDonald's should be considered a joint employer

Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun NLRB rocks franchise world by authorizing complaints against McDonald’s as a joint employer; signals significant step toward broadening the joint employer test
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • August 11 2014

The National Labor Relations Board is attempting to expand the reach of the National Labor Relations Act once again - this time the NLRB's Office of

California Supreme Court: holding franchisor liable as employer depends on level of control over day-to-day employment decisions
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • August 28 2014

On August 28, 2014, the California Supreme Court issued a decision holding that a franchisor that did not exhibit the characteristics of an

Has the Apple decision paved the way for franchisors to register the layout of stores as a trade mark?
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union
  • July 23 2014

Apple has scored a victory in the highest court in the EU to register the layout of its stores as a trade mark. So what does this mean for

Pizza pricing problems: Federal Court refuses interlocutory injunction
  • Cooper Grace Ward
  • Australia
  • July 25 2014

In a recent case out of the Federal Court, A&A (Sydney) Pty Ltd v YUM! Restaurants Australia Pty Ltd 2014 FCA 678, Pizza Hut franchisees were