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ACCC cleaning up dodgy franchisors
  • MARQUE Lawyers
  • Australia
  • April 15 2015

Although not quite ready for its own Underbelly series, Melbourne has hit us with another riveting tale of deceit, a lying business owner, cleaning

Focus: cleaning company franchisor cleaned up by ACCC
  • Allens
  • Australia
  • March 30 2015

The Federal Court has awarded a substantial penalty of $500,000 against a franchisor that had contravened both the Australian Consumer Law and the

The story of blow dry bar: no fairy tale ending for Castle Hill franchise
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • April 23 2015

Misleading and deceptive conduct remains one of the most frequent allegations arising in franchise disputes. The recent decision of Carazi Pty Ltd v

Requirement for the mandatory state registration of franchise agreements is cancelled in Ukraine
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Ukraine
  • April 24 2015

On 12 February 2015, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the Law of Ukraine "On Amending Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine with Respect to

Drug and alcohol testing may contribute to joint employer finding by NLRB
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • September 28 2015

We have written previously about the National Labor Relation Board's 3-2 decision in Browning-Ferris of California, Inc., 362 NLRB No. 186 (August 27

California legislative update
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • USA
  • May 27 2015

The end of the first week of June is the deadline for California bills to pass out of their house of origin. The following are significant bills

Strategies to minimize joint employer liability post Browning-Ferris
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • USA
  • September 16 2015

Outsourcing and using temporary workers has once again become riskier in the U.S. Joint employer liability is fast becoming the prevailing trend to

What’s cooking? New Ontario menu labelling law to take effect in 2017
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • May 27 2015

On Tuesday, May 26, 2015, Members of Provincial Parliament from all three parties voted to pass Ontario's Making Healthy Choices Act, 2015, which

Looking forward by looking back: China’s Franchise Regulations after eight years
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • China
  • July 17 2015

On July 1 and 2, we, representing the International Franchise Association, met with China’s franchise regulators in Beijing and Shanghai. The

Franchising for the greater good
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • March 31 2015

Nonprofit organizations and franchised businesses operate in separate worlds. But sometimes those worlds meet in a way that can be mutually beneficial