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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

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

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

Project Miner the future of franchising?
  • Paris Smith LLP
  • Global
  • August 12 2015

Yesterday saw the launch of a new game for the iPhone and iPad called “Mine that Gold” in which players have the objective of searching for virtual

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

Corruption risks facing franchisors
  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
  • Canada
  • April 30 2015

Over the past few years, Canadian companies have become increasingly aware of potential civil and criminal liability arising from improper business

What’s an exclusive territory?
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • June 16 2015

The extent of a franchisee's territorial rights is the subject of Item 12 of the franchise disclosure document (FDD). One of the questions

New NLRB advice memorandum offers glimmer of hope to franchisors
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • May 18 2015

On April 28, 2015, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued an Advice Memorandum addressing when franchisors can be considered "joint

Amendments to the Guarantees Acknowledgment Act (Alberta) and its impact on franchise transactions in Alberta
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • April 30 2015

Effective April 30, 2015, the new Notaries and Commissioners Act ("NCA") comes into force in Alberta. As discussed in the newsletter dated April 20

Ontario’s Court of Appeal provides guidance on franchisors’ disclosure obligations
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • Canada
  • May 1 2015

The Court of Appeal for Ontario recently released its decision in Caffé Demetre Franchising Corp. v 2249027 Ontario Inc. This was an appeal